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||Available in 1/72, 1/48
and 1/32 scale.
|Contents and Media:
||1 small sheet of decals, 1
sheet of artwork.
||Strangely neglected subject;
good clarity and detail; some stencilling included.
||Individual decals require
cutting out due to limitations of the printing process. Decals
susceptible to scratching when cutting out.
Reviewed by Brett Green
Mike Grant Decals produce limited-run markings that might otherwise
never be released.
Although the Fieseler "Storch" has been available in three scales for
many years, the larger decal manufacturers have not exactly fallen over
themselves to produce a wide range of markings. Mike Grant Decals' latest
releases addresses this vacuum.
Fieseler Fi-156 Storch - Sheet No. 1 includes the following:
A Bulgarian Storch in 71 Green upper surfaces
and 76 Light Blue lower surfaces with a yellow cowl and rudder.
A white ambulance aircraft with Red Cross
markings and a red-banded hakenkreutz on the tail
A captured Storch in desert markings, with
roughly painted British roundels and a camouflage scheme comprising a
squiggle of RLM 76 Light Blue over RLM 79 Sand.
A yellow and red Swiss aircraft. Alternate
markings are offered with a white nose and wing stripes. No colour matches
are suggested for the yellow or the red.
An ambulance Storch in conventional green
splinter camouflage and marked with the Red Cross in six positions.
A Storch acting as a Squadron hack for a
Night Fighter unit, as suggested by the famous Englandblitz emblem
on the cowl.
The decals are all crisply printed and in perfect register. The
instructions are supplied on a single sheet, and placement diagrams are in
These short-run decals are printed on a full sheet of carrier film, so
each item will have to be cut out individually.
The instructions note that these decals are more susceptible to damage
from scraping and handling than conventionally printed markings. Mike
Grant offers replacements for markings that are accidentally damaged in
handling or application.