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Macchi C.202 Decals

Fiat G.50 & G.55 Decals

 

 

Sky Models Decals

 

 


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S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number: Macchi - SKY72014
Fiat - SKY72010
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: One decal sheet and instructions.
Price: USD$8.95 from Pacific Coast Models
Review Type: Detailed Review and Decal Application
Advantages: Huge selection; thinly printed; glossy finish; react well to setting and softening solutions; stencils and national markings included.
Disadvantages: Serial numbers printed separately - very small and fiddly;
Recommendation: Highly Recommended


Reviewed by Brett Green

 

F i r s t L o o k

 

These decals from Italy are amongst the best I have ever used.

With minimal film, they are still strong and thin, and have a very glossy finish. They settle down beautifully over fine details and react well to all setting and softening solutions.

They are up there with the best from the USA and the United Kingdom, and they are stronger and easier to handle than Propagteam. I cannot say enough in praise about them.

My only criticism is that the serial numbers have to be made up from batches of tiny individual numbers. These are very close together and difficult to see. Also, the colour density on the white in particular is a little thin, but otherwise quite good overall.

 

 

Each sheet is chock-a-block with national markings, squadron badges, and all forms of other markings including stencils, squadron codes and serials from all stages of the war.

The Macchi sheet (72014) covers 36 designated aircraft, but almost any 202 can be made by mixing and matching markings. The Fiat sheet (72010) has less specific aircraft but the same potential to cover almost any aircraft in service.

On the other hand, the instruction sheet is not so good. Each aircraft is covered in one side view line drawing. There is no indication as to markings on the opposite side. An instruction on the bottom of each page tells you to use another reference for camouflage schemes and patterns! The colours are also a bit vague, but they do include FS numbers. Many of the smaller markings are not covered at all, and no serial numbers are given for any of the aircraft. A good reference will be essential to complete the markings on any specific aircraft.

Instructions notwithstanding, these decals are very good with perfect register, great detail and are a worthwhile addition to anyone's decal collection.

It is a pity I don't speak Italian though. Oh well, nothing's perfect...

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Pacific Coast Models for the review sample.


Sky Models Decals are available from Pacific Coast Models Website


Review Copyright 2001 by Glen Porter
This Page Created on 29 September, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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