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||48111 - US Navy Bearcats #1
48112 - US Navy and French Air Force Bearcats
|Contents and Media:
||One 8.5" x 5.5" decal sheet;
one small sheet of stencil markings; one colour artwork
and decal placement guide; one black-and-white instruction sheet.
||USD $8.99 each
||Interesting choice of subjects; good
donor kits and correction sets for both Hobbycraft kits; perfect registration; good
colour; thin carrier film; comprehensive instructions.
by Brett Green
HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor
Although hardly renowned for their colourful finish, your Hobbycraft 1/48
scale Bearcats can sport a good variety of markings with these new decal
releases from Cutting Edge.
As with most of Cutting Edge's decal releases, my samples were in perfect
register and colours look good. Each set includes a full-sized decal sheet and a
smaller sheet packed with red and white stencil markings. The instructions are
quite comprehensive, with three view drawings to assist the placement of each
Set CED48111 includes markings for only two aircraft, but one of the subjects
is the most colourful Bearcat you are ever likely to see. It is an F8F-2
attached to Air Development Squadron 2 (VX-2), Naval Ordinance Test Station at
Chinocoteague in 1955. The aircraft sports yellow wings with broad red stripes,
and a yellow/red fin. To top this off, the "NAVY" marking on the rear
fuselage is in yellow too! This is a truly unique scheme.
Set CED48112 comprises two US Navy and two French Air Force Bearcats. Both
French machines are marked with a fox's head and a black eagle in a
yellow-bordered red triangle on the forward cowl (each aircraft features both of
these markings). It'd be nice to set one of these French Bearcats beside your
new Hasegawa 1/48 scale F4U-7!
The US subjects are equally interesting for their nose art. One features the
famous "Jolly Roger"; and the other has "Felix the Cat" of
Combined with Cutting Edge's F8F
cockpit; correction sets; wingfolds and landing gear, these decals will help
produce a super Bearcat!
Thanks to Meteor
Productions for the review samples
Cutting Edge Decals are available at Meteor
Review and Image Copyright © 2000 by Brett
Page Created 03 February, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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