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Mike Grant Decals

 

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Catalogue Number: N/A
Scale: Available in 1/72 and 1/48 scale.
Contents and Media: 1 small sheet of decals, 1 sheet of artwork.
Price: 1/48 USD$11.00
1/72 USD$7.00
Review Type: First Look.
Advantages: 5 interesting subjects; minimal carrier film; thinly printed; registration and saturation look very good; 
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended.

 


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Reviewed by Brett Green

 

F i r s t   L o o k

 

Mike Grant Decals produce limited-run markings that might otherwise never be released.

Their Gladiator release in 1/72 and 1/48 scale cover five foreign (ie, non-British) operators of this rugged fighter biplane:

  •  Gladiator Mk. II, Egyptian Air Force, finished in Dark Earth and Light Earth.

  • Gladiator Mk. I, Luftwaffe, in overall RLM 02 Grey.

  • Gladiator Mk. I, Lithuanian Air Force, overall aluminium dope with green upper wings and light blue under the fuselage and the lower side of flying surfaces.

  • Gladiator Mk. I, Greek Air Force, standard RAF Four-colour finish on upper surfaces, aluminium dope on lower surfaces.

  • Gladiator Mk. I, Latvian Aviation Regiment, upper surface olive green, lower surfaces aluminium dope.

The decals are all crisply printed and in perfect register. The instructions are supplied on both sides of a single sheet. The instructions are in black and white, but a full colour version may be viewed by following this link.

Although Mike Grant Decals are usually printed on an ALPS printer with carrier film covering the entire sheet, these are a limited-run screen printed production. Carrier film is minimal, the colours are well saturated and the registration is perfect. These screen-printed markings will be less susceptible to damage than ALPS decals too.

Recommended.

Thanks to Mike Grant Decals for the review sample


Mike Grant Decals are available from his website where you can also see the rest of his range at www.cadvision.com/mikegrant/MikeGrantDecals/


Review Copyright 2001 by Brett Green
Page Created 28 December, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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