Walrus decals are available online from Squadron.com
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|Contents and Media:
||One 5" x 8" decal sheet;
one small sheet with wingwalk markings; and one black-and-white,
letter sized decal placement and painting guide in each set.
||RRP USD$8.50 each (USD$7.46
||Good variety for new Walrus; worthy
subject; four view diagrams for all four subjects; beautifully printed
decals - perfect registration and very thin; footprint walkway decal
|| Recommended to anyone wanting a
different finish for their Classic Airframes Walrus.
by Brett Green
Airframes has diversified into the decal business. The follow-up release after
their five sheets for the Hudson kit is
a decal set with alternate markings for Classic Airframes' brand-new 1/48 scale
This set contains four decal options on a 5" x 8" sheet, a smaller
sheet with wing walk markings, and a
folded, letter sized decal placement and painting guide.
The decals are printed by Microscale. Registration is perfect on my sheet, and the carrier film looks very thin.
The colours are well rendered too.
The subjects covered are as follows:
Walrus Mk. I, Armada Argentina, late 1940s.
This is quite a different finish to the more common disruptive camouflage.
The upper surfaces are Aluminium with a Chrome Yellow upper wing. Lower
fuselage and the bottom of the outrigger floats are black. The familiar
Argentine blue and white national markings plus the large Armada anchor
logos enliven this Walrus even further.
Walrus Mk. I, HMS Victorious, Japan, 1945.
Finished in a non-shadow-shaded scheme of Extra Dark Sea Grey and Dark Slate
Grey. Roundels are SEA blue and white, with US-style bars to assist
identification. A single grey code letter is applied to the tail.
Walrus Mk. II, 277 Sqn, Normandy Invasion, June
1944. This is a shadow-shaded machine with invasion stripes. You'll be
painting the invasion stripes yourself, but no chances have been taken with
the registration of the roundels. These are supplied in multiple parts to
ensure that alignment of the colours is perfect. Codes are red.
Walrus Mk. I, 1700 NAS, HMS Ameer, 1945.
Another shadow-shaded Walrus. This aircraft wears small SEA blue and white
markings plus white identification stripes on the wings and tailplanes.
The wing walk markings include the conventional black lines, plus additional
markings in the shape of shoeprints. The decal instructions point out that these
markings cannot be confirmed on camouflaged aircraft, but they would certainly
be a talking point!
Now there will be no need for your CA Walrus to look the same as the next one
on the competition table.
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Review Copyright © 2002 by Brett
This Page Created on 02 January, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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