F-4F Phantom II
90J Air Defence Camouflage
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Description and Price:
||M48-01 Luftwaffe F-4F Phantom II -
Part 1. Norm 90J Air Defence Camouflage EURO 14,95 (approx. USD$12.87)
S48-01 Luftwaffe F-4F Phantom II. Norm 90J
Stencils and Walkways EURO 9,95 (approx. USD$8.56)
|Contents and Media:
||M48-01 Two full-sized decal sheets
(including S48-01); 3 x A4 sized full colour instruction sheets (five
sides); 1 x double-sided black-and-white stencil placement diagram.
S48-01 One full-sized decal sheet; 1 x A4 sized
colour instruction sheet; 1 x double-sided black-and-white stencil
||Overall highly professional and
polished package; supplies markings for any grey Norm 90J F-4F Phantom;
exquisite decal printing by Cartograph; abundant colour artwork; artwork
of very high standard; perfect registration and crisp printing; helpful
notes; comprehensive stencil diagram
by Brett Green
F Norm 90J Decals are available online from Squadron.com
These decal sets are the debut productions for the new German company Air
DOC. They are a very impressive first effort.
covers any Luftwaffe F-4F Phantom II that ever wore the Norm 90J Air
Defence Camouflage. Although only grey Phantoms are featured, the
markings and nose art makes for plenty of interest.
The decals themselves have been printed by Cartograph of Italy. The
quality of the decals is second to none. Carrier film is almost
non-existent, the colours are beautifully saturated, registration is
perfect and even the tiniest stencils are so crisp that they may be read
under a magnifying glass.
Fourteen aircraft are featured in full colour illustrations on three A4 sized
instruction sheets. The instructions are particularly nice. AirDOC has gone to
the trouble of providing high quality renderings of the subjects. The
illustrations have an authentic feel for light and shade as well as providing a
clear indication for placement of markings. The satin sheen paper has been
printed with a background photo of a real Phantom. Nice touch!
In addition to some regular grey machines, the instructions depict
two low-viz Holloman Phantoms with their Luftwaffe markings overpainted
with temporary stars and bars, in addition to an F-4F with lurid lime
green ID markings, and the 35th anniversary Phantom with its striking
red, black and yellow nose and blue/yellow tail.
Each aircraft is described in brief text, and the colour instructions
include top and bottom plan views for accurately painting the Norm 90J
scheme. I also found the general notes, conversion/correction
suggestions for the Hasegawa F-4E and the accessory recommendations to
be helpful and relevant.
Enough markings are supplied to complete two machines, but an
additional stencil sheet may be required. Indeed, the main markings
could be stretched to cover two German-based machines and two US-Based
double-sided A4 stencil marking guide is very comprehensive yet quite easy to
follow. The instructions note that RF-4E stencils are also included on the
S48-01 supplies the same stencil decal and placement guide as the
above set (click the thumbnail to the left to view a larger image).
This supplemental set will be essential if you want to stretch the
number of subjects from M48-01.
This is an impressive and highly professional offering from AirDOC.
Anyone contemplating a Luftwaffe F-4F Phantom II in 1/48 scale should
consider buying these quality markings.
Thanks to Andreas from
AirDOC for the review sample.
Review Copyright © 2001 by Brett
This Page Created on 28 June, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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