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Sukhoi
Su-25K

Slovakian Air Force

 

 

Mike Grant Decals

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: N/A
Scale: Available in 1/72 and 1/48 scale
Contents and Media: 1 small sheet of decals (86mm x 101mm), 1 sheet of artwork.
Price: 1/48 USD$9.00
1/72 USD$7.50
Review Type: First Look.
Advantages: Wild subject; good clarity and detail.
Disadvantages: Individual decals require cutting out due to limitations of the printing process. Decals susceptible to scratching when cutting out.
Recommendation: Recommended.

 


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Reviewed by Brett Green

 

F i r s t   L o o k

 

Mike Grant Decals' new Su-25K Frogfoot sheet is available in 1/72 and 1/48 scale.

The tail markings might look more at home on a hot-rod than an Eastern European ground pounder. The tail art depicts a scantily clad woman riding a charging bison through a fiery sky while a star shines down on them.

Even the aircraft number is exotic, with the colour of the digits fading toward the centreline.

The decals are all crisply printed and in perfect register. The instructions are supplied on a single sheet, with three view diagrams in full colour. A helpful drawing is also supplied for the dorsal fin intake missing from the 1/48 scale Monogram kit.

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.

Mike has also pointed out to me that, according to new photos that have come to light, the woman does not actually appear on the bison's back on the starboard side of the tail. Decal sets issued from now on will reflect this new information, and Mike has sent out new tail decals to customers who already bought the earlier sheet. 

 

 

Conclusion

 

These decals will certainly add a unique touch to your Frogfoot in 1/72 or 1/48 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/


Review Copyright 2001 by Brett Green
Page Created 28 December, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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