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P-47 Thunderbolt Part 1

1/48 Scale Decals

 

 

Sky Models Decals

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: 48039
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: 1 sheet of decals, 8 small sheets of artwork.
Price: USD$8.95 from Pacific Coast Models
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Excellent printing quality; good colour density and register; numerous subject aircraft.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

 


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Reviewed by Dale Smith

 

F i r s t   L o o k

 

One of the latest releases from 'Sky' Models covers 1/48 scale P-47 Thunderbolts..

This decal set covers 20 (yes twenty) different P-47s, both 'Razorback' and 'Bubble Top' canopy aircraft from the Pacific and European theatres. Nearly all of the subject aircraft have some form of noseart, and all the artwork for those aircraft is very well done. Making a choice of which aircraft to model will be a serious challenge!

The decals come supplied in a ziplock bag with one sheet of decals plus instructions in the form of black and white artwork. The artwork gives painting instructions for each aircraft, with a nice touch being a chart on the last page giving FS 595 B references as well as colour matches to Humbrol, Molak, Tamiya, Gunze and Model Master paints. Reference sources are also given.

The decals are printed by 'Cartograf' of Italy, and have excellent register and colour density. Sufficient stencils, national markings and propeller stencils are also supplied to cover one aircraft. Take extra care when cutting out the decals for your favourite subject. Due to the sheer bulk of aircraft on the sheet, the markings are very closely grouped and a slight slip with the razor knife could damage another choice on the sheet.

 

 

Conclusion

 

The choice of so many aircraft on the one sheet  makes this a 'must have' for all the P-47 Thunderbolt fans out there. This selection makes the 4 or 5 aircraft offered on other decal sheets pale into insignificance.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Ken from Pacific Coast Models for the review sample.


Sky Models Decals are available from Pacific Coast Models Website


Review Copyright 2001 by Dale Smith
Page Created 28 November, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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