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||Available in 1/72 and 1/48 scale.
|Contents and Media:
||1 small sheet of decals, 1
sheet of artwork.
||5 interesting subjects;
minimal carrier film; thinly printed; registration and saturation
look very good;
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Reviewed by Brett Green
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
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
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.
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
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Page Created 28 December, 2001
22 July, 2003
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