Colours and Markings
Vol. 1 No.3
by Piet van Schalkwyk,
William Marshall and
u m m a r y
||Published by the Authors
||44 pages plus covers, photographs,
(approximately US$15.60) plus postage
profiles; wide variety of schemes; good timing with impending re-release
of Mirage F.1; interesting spread of subjects;
helpful text and supporting photographs; high quality presentation;
colour cross-reference table for South African aircraft and armour.
||May be difficult to
obtain outside of South Africa.
The third edition of "South African Colours and Markings" is printed in full colour on high quality glossy paper. Its
44 pages plus covers are in A4 format and centre-bound by staples.
This book covers the following subjects:
SAAF Aircraft in American Derived Colours
Part 1. The aircraft include Baltimores, Marylands and Bostons with
many photos and colour profiles.
Mirage F1 CZ. Modern Postwar Colours in
detail. Many profiles and colour photos illustrating the striking
schemes and markings applied to this streamlined aircraft. This
article will be especially interesting to modellers choosing to build
a Mirage F1 using the recently-released decals from Albatros Decals.
In 1/48 scale, the old but respectable ESCI kit is soon to be
re-released by Italeri.
SA Reconnaissance Cars Part 2. British,
New Zealand, Dutch, West African, French and many more countries usage
of a variety of South African armoured cars. Photographs and profiles
are supported by informative text.
SA Uniforms - Transvaal State Artillery
Colour Charts - FS Number cross-reference
chart for South African Air Force colours; plus a second table with
the nearest FS, BSC or Humbrol colour match for South African
In my opinion, the highlight of the book is the colour artwork. Each subject is lavishly
illustrated with between 20 and 30 colour profiles each.
Layout of the book is very clear and attractive, with watermark images and
borders adding to the appeal of the content.
South African Colours and Markings
is available by contacting the Authors
Review Copyright © 2000 by Brett
Page Created 29 January, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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