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Fiat CR.42

1/72 Scale Decals



Sky Models Decals



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Catalogue Number: 72-035
Scale: 1/72 (also available as two separate 1/48 scale sheets)
Contents and Media: One 22cm x 16cm decal sheet; 20 pages of instructions.
Price: USD$8.95 from Pacific Coast Models
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Unparalleled selection (67 featured subjects!); beautifully printed and perfectly in register; glossy finish; some stencils and various national markings included.
Disadvantages: Only one upper view of markings and camouflage for the 67 options - references will be handy.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended for 1/72 scale Italian fans

Reviewed by Brett Green


F i r s t L o o k


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 nationalities. 

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 the sheet.

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.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Pacific Coast Models for the review sample.

Sky Models Decals are available from Pacific Coast Models Website

Review Copyright 2001 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 29 November, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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