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|Contents and Media:
||Double-sided full colour A-4
instructions plus notes sheet; 1 x full-size decal sheet.
||One very colourful aircraft;
excellent instructions; thoughtful planning of chequers to
minimise masking; split decals supplied for markings over speed
brakes and around wing fences.
||No stencils; no background
Reviewed by Rodger Kelly
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The second of Cutting Edge’s F-86D sheets
provides decals for just one aircraft but what a colourful one it is!
machine is in natural metal finish overall and sports red and white
checkered vertical and horizontal stabilizers with red and white
stripes on the outer edges of the wings as well as a red and white
striped sash for the fuselage. The sheet also proves a data block as
well as buzz numbers, USAF wing titles, US Air Force titles for the
fuselage, wing-walks and stars and bars.
Whilst the stripes are provided as a one-piece red and white decal,
the checkers are in red only which means that the modeller has to
spray the stabilizers in their favorite gloss white prior to applying
the checkers. This is not a problem as from what I have seen of the
Revell-Monogram kit; the fit of the stabs is perfect. A bonus feature
of this sheet is that the white checkers of the bottom edge of the
vertical stabilizer decals are provided with the white portion already
coloured, which will make the masking off task even easier.
The package includes a double-sided, full colour instruction sheet to
show placement of the decals but it does not provide any further
information on the aircraft or, who in fact was the commander of the
469th FIS. This seems at odds with the previous Cutting Edge F-86D
sheets that I have seen as they all contained full information on all
of the airframes depicted.
As with their other F-86D sheets, Cutting Edge have assisted the
modeller by supplying the stars and bars as separate “cut apart”
decals so that they can be easily applied to the fuselage airbrakes
and around the wing fences.
Again, my only misgiving is that Cutting Edge has not provided any
stencil data on this sheet.
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