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US Jets
in Yugoslav Air Force

 

 

Flightdecs

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: FLD48-01
Scale: 1/48 scale
Contents and Media: 1 decal sheet ; 1 fold-out full colour colour placement guide
Price: USD$
Review Type: First Look.
Advantages: Interesting subjects; good donor kits available; high quality printing; decals thin and in register; top, bottom and side views for all seven subjects.
Disadvantages: No mask or guide for painting the outline of the "shark mouth" on the Sabre Dog.
Recommendation: Recommended.

 


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Reviewed by Brett Green

 

F i r s t   L o o k

 

Flightdecs is an online retailer specializing in decals. Now they have introduced their own brand of decals. These will be limited run releases focusing on esoteric aircraft schemes.

Flightdecs' first home-grown offering is "US jets in Yugoslav Air Force" in 1/48 scale.

Seven aircraft are covered in this set:

  1. T-33A in natural metal with red "arctic markings"

  2. T-33A in natural metal with yellow and black diagonal stripes on the undersurfaces.

  3. F-84G (my personal favorite) in dark grey and olive green uppersurfaces over PRU Blue undersurfaces

  4. F-84G in natural metal with red arctic markings.

  5. F-86E(M) in natural metal with black shark unit emblem

  6. F-86D in natural metal with diving vulture unit emblem. This aircraft may be depicted in three different finishes.

  7. F-86D in natural metal with a dark blue forward fuselage and shark's mouth painted on the nose.

The decals are well printed. The film is very thin, colour saturation looks good and registration on my sample is perfect. Sufficient national markings and fin flashes are provided for two complete aircraft.

The instructions are also produced to a high standard. A long 42.5cm x 21cm sheet contains colour artwork of the side, top and bottom view of each aircraft. The green and grey Thunderjet includes colour views of both sides of the aircraft to permit a totally accurate camouflage pattern. A colour chart and brief text description of each aircraft is also included.

 

 

Conclusion

 

These new decals from Flightdecs will provide some interesting variation for your 1/48 scale pre-Century series jets.

Recommended.

Thanks to Flightdecs for the review samples. 
 


Flightdecs Decals are available from their website at http://www.tbaytel.net/fldecs


Review and Images Copyright 2002 by Brett Green
Page Created 10 June, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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