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DHC-3 Otter
(Antarctic Aviation Series Pt.1)



Max Decals



S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: 7207 - DHC-3 Otter
4807 - DHC-3 Otter
Scale: 1/48 and 1/72
Contents and Media: 1 x A5 sized decal sheet (small supplement sheet with 1/48 scale set); 1 x A4 black-and-white instruction sheet
Price: US$10.96 from Squadron.com
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Historically interesting subject matter; good instructions with Reference lists; perfect registration; good colour depiction; includes national markings
Recommendation: Recommended for any modeller building the Hobbycraft Otter in either 1/72 or 1/48 scales


Reviewed by Brett Green

Max Decals  are available online from Squadron.com




Max Decals releases usually have an Irish connection. This release in 1/72 and 1/48 scale is an exception.

The subject is "The Antarctic Aviation Series Part One - DHC-3 Otter Selection". If you like aircraft with exotic national markings finished in red, yellow, orange or a combination of these colours then you'll like this offering.

Each set comprises a single A5 decal sheet full of markings for Antarctic Otters of various nationalities. A small supplementary sheet is included with the 1/48 scale set.  The instructions, historical notes and placement diagrams are contained on a single folded A4 sheet.



Although the placement diagrams for the colourful subjects are reproduced in monotone on the instruction sheets, you can check out Max Decals website at http://www.geocities.com/Maxdecal for the all these schemes on both of these sheets in full colour. 

Registration on both of my samples is perfect. National markings are included.

The 1/72 scale sheet includes markings for the following:

  • Argentine Air Force 1966

  • Belgian Antarctic Exhibition 1960

  • Norwegian Air Force 1968 "Operation Penguin"

  • British Antarctic Survey 1959-64

  • US Navy VX-6 1966

  • RAF Trans Antarctic Exhibition 1956-58

  • Belgian Antarctic Expedition 1967-70

The 1/48 scale sheet includes all of the above except the last two.

If you are weary of yet another grey and green paintjob, if you can't stand the sight of another silver jet, then the subjects on Max Decals' "Antarctic Aviation Series" might grab your attention.


Thanks to Joe Maxwell from Max Decals for the review samples

Information about Max Decals is available online from their website at http://www.geocities.com/Maxdecal

Review Copyright 2001 by Brett Green
Page Created 08 December, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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