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Fieseler Fi-156 Storch

Sheet Nos. 1 and 2

 

 

Mike Grant Decals

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: N/A
Scale: Available in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scale.
Contents and Media: 1 small sheet of decals, 1 sheet of artwork.
Price: 1/32 USD$15.00
1/48 USD$10.00
1/72 USD$7.50
Review Type: First Look.
Advantages: Strangely neglected subject; good clarity and detail; some stencilling included.
Disadvantages: Individual decals require cutting out due to limitations of the printing process. Decals susceptible to scratching when cutting out.
Recommendation: Recommended.

 

Reviewed by Brett Green

 

F i r s t   L o o k

 

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.

Sheet Two comprises:

  • 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 full colour.

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.

 

 

Conclusion

 

These decals will be appreciated by anyone building a Storch in 1/72, 1/48 or 1/32 scale.

Recommended.

Thanks to Mike Grant Decals for the review sample


Mike Grant Decals are available from his website where you can also see the rest of his range at www.cadvision.com/mikegrant/MikeGrantDecals/



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Review Copyright 2001 by Brett Green
Page Created 09 December, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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