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||1/72 (also available
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||One 22cm x 16cm decal sheet;
20 pages of instructions.
Pacific Coast Models
featured subjects!); beautifully printed
and perfectly in register; glossy finish; some stencils and various national markings included.
||Only one upper view of
markings and camouflage for the 67 options - references will be handy.
|| Highly Recommended
for 1/72 scale Italian fans
Reviewed by Brett Green
Sky Models believe in making the most of their decal sets, but 67 choices must
be some sort of record for a single decal sheet!
The Fiat CR.42 is certainly blessed with a terrific variety of colour
schemes. This sheet is representative of most of these schemes - mottles
of green, yellow and brown, solid black, unpainted aluminium, green rings
on yellow. They are all in ample supply. Most of the subjects are Regia
Aeronautica, but schemes are also provided for German, Swedish, British,
Hungarian, Spanish, Belgian and the Italian Co-Beligerant Air Force.
Roundels and fin flashes are supplied for all these alternate
As always, the decals are beautifully printed by Cartograf of Italy. Extreme
care will be required when cutting out the decals as they are quite crowded on
Instructions are provided in a twenty page "booklet" (ten sheets of folded,
photocopied A-4 sheets). The artwork is better than some of Sky Models
Decals' earlier efforts, and the decal numbers are clearly indicated in
the instructions. The most serious limitation of the instructions is that
only one upper-view diagram is supplied. This makes it important to have a
decent reference to confirm markings and camouflage patterns on the upper
surface of the wings. There is a table on the back page of the
instructions with a comprehensive list of Italian CR.42 colours. This
includes cross-references to FS 595A plus model paints from Humbrol, Molak,
Tamiya, Gunze, ModelM and Mr Kit.
Sky Model's 1/72 scale sheet provides high quality and unprecedented
choice for your Fiat CR.42.
Thanks to Pacific Coast
Models for the review sample.
Sky Models Decals are available
from Pacific Coast Models Website
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This Page Created on 29 November, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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