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Dutch F-104G & TF-104G Starfighters

 

     

 

Dutch Decal

 

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Catalogue Number: 48029 - Lockheed (T)F-104G Starfighter RNethAF
32006 - Lockheed F-104G Starfighter RNethAF
Scale: 1/48 and 1/32
Contents and Media: 1  8" x 5.75" decal sheet; 2 x black-and-white instruction sheet.
Price: 15,50 Dutch Guilders each (approximately US$6.00)
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: 19 subjects of great variety on 1/48 scale sheet; 7 subjects on 1/32 scale sheet; excellent registration and colours; helpful reference photos with instructions; camouflage pattern and colour information included with instructions; designed for the excellent Hasegawa kit; good value for money.
Disadvantages: Roundels not included for 1/32 scale sheet
Recommendation: Highly Recommended for any modeller wanting a different looking F-104G

 

Reviewed by Brett Green

 

FirstLook

 

Hasegawa's new 1/48 scale F-104 series of kits has been rightfully praised. They are beautifully detailed and very accurate.

Dutch Decals now offer the modeller an interesting alternate range of colour schemes and markings for the recently released F-104G and the (undoubtedly) forthcoming TF-104G. 

Their new decals for the 1/48 scale Hasegawa Starfighter offers 19 colourful choices of schemes and markings (click the thumbnail to the left to view the sheet full-size). The decals themselves are well printed and in perfect registration. There is a choice of overall grey and camouflaged aircraft. Some very interesting subjects are supplied, including a shark-mouth Starfighter and a demonstration aircraft with a bold red, white and blue tail. 18 of the subjects are Dutch, but there is one camouflaged Turkish aircraft too.

A single set of Dutch and Turkish national markings are supplied.

The instructions are a real highlight. Every subject is illustrated in side view, with a general plan view of the camouflage pattern. There are plenty of colour and marking notes, with cross-references between RAL and Federal Standard paints, and a few model paint suggestions. The instructions even include some helpful reference photographs.

The 1/32 scale sheet is similar to the 1/48 scale offering, but subjects are limited to 7 due to the size of the markings. No national markings are included in the 1/32 scale set.

At around US$6, these decal sheets represent great value for money considering the wide range of subjects and supporting material supplied.

Highly Recommended as an excellent alternative for anyone building either the 1/48 scale or 1/32 scale Hasegawa Starfighters.

Thanks to Luuk from Dutch Decal for the samples


Dutch Decals are available at the Dutch Decal Website


Review Copyright 2000 by Brett Green
Page Created 30 November, 2000
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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