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National Markings
& Avro Shackleton MR.3



Dutch Decal "Kits at War"


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number,  Scale and Price: Kits at War K7/5 - Avro Shackelton MR.3
Kits at War K7/6 - SAAF/SALM Castles
Contents and Media: Each includes one 19cm x 14.5cm decal sheet and a black-and-white instruction sheet.
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Helps fill the void of post-war SAAF aircraft decals; thin decal film; good registration and saturation; helpful instructions
Recommendation: Recommended 


Reviewed by Brett Green




Dutch Decals latest releases in the Kits at War series visit the theme of post-war South African Air Force.

Both releases supply a 19cm x 14.5cm decal sheet and a black-and-white instruction sheet. Specifically, each sheet includes:


Kits at War 7/5 - Avro Shackleton

Markings are supplied for one of up to eight Shackletons. Both roundels and "Castle" style national markings are supplied. Walkway lines, door outlines and stencils are also provided.

The big 1/72 scale Shackleton will look quite impressive in its blue and white livery, with the gold Sprinbok and mass of walkway lines!



Instructions are supplied in both Dutch and English on a folded A4 sheet.


Kits at War 7/6 -
Castles 18" 24" 30" 36" 48" 54"

The "Castle" markings are supplied in two styles - the Springbok and the Eagle. The decals have a separate white background to guarantee perfect registration. The metallic gold printing looks impressive.

Instructions include a helpful table of aircraft that have served with the SAAF. The table cross-references aircraft against marking size for the fuselage, upper wing and lower wing.


These decal sheets will be popular with South African aviation modellers.


Thanks to Luuk from Dutch Decal for the samples

Dutch Decals are available at the Dutch Decal Website

Review Copyright 2002 by Brett Green
Page Created 06 March, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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