in the Sky
S u m m a r y
||AMD 48-614 - American
Trojans in the Sky Part I
|Contents and Media:
||Waterslide decals plus instructions and notes
||Sufficient markings for all
three subjects; perfect register; thin; minimal carrier film;
comprehensive stencil data; good instructions with top, bottom and
||Somewhat old and outdated
Monogram kit is the only model available
by Rodger Kelly
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This is the second sheet in the
two-part T-28 Trojan release. Part 2 features four aircraft, three from
the U.S. Navy and a USAF one.
is a very striking machine, Bureau number 140052, a T-28C of VT27. Finish
is the Training Command high visibility scheme of overall gloss red and
white with a white chevron on the fin and rudder.
Next is a T-28C, Bureau number
40528 of an unnamed unit. Finish is overall gloss yellow with an olive
drab anti-glare panel and with a black SB tail code.
The third aircraft is the USAF
machine, T-28D 51-480 of the Air Commandos. Finish is the South East Asia
scheme of FS 34079 dark green, FS34102 mid green, FS 30219 tan (the
placement sheet lists the tan as FS32079), and FS36622 light grey. .
Markings are discreet but include white tail codes/serials, Tactical Air
Command shields for the tail and unit shields (?) for the engine cowling.
The shields are provided as one piece decals as well as two-part decals to
address any register problems that may arise. The ejection seat warning
triangles are also provided as two-part decals. A cord-wise red band for
the fin and rudder round out the markings for this machine.
The final aircraft is a DT-28B,
Bureau number 137652. The markings depict it when it was assigned to the
U.S. Navy Test Pilot School. The machine is painted overall white with
the forward part of the fin, outer thirds of the tops and bottoms of the
wings and cowling/forward fuselage in red.
National insignia are
provided for each aircraft. The red and white aircraft’s wing insignia is
provided with a white surround to save you masking the thin white surround
between it and the red paint. Each of the insignia is in three parts to
avoid any register problems so you will have to apply the red “bars” over
the top of the blue and white stars and bars. Stencil data is minimal and
only the most visible items are provided.
with American Trojans Part I, the decals have been printed in Italy by
Cartograf. Everything is in register and the white items appear to have
been printed dense enough to avoid any bleed-through problems that will
arise when they are placed over a dark background. This will be welcomed
by those who choose the first option where the national insignia is placed
over the red painted areas of the wing.
The same comments also apply to
the placement guide. It is A-4 in size and shows full-colour side
profiles of each aircraft as well as the top and bottom plan views. It
provides a list of useful references as well as listing recommended
after-market accessories. It also recommends the Monogram kit but advises
the modeller of its shortcomings – quote:
Monogram T-28 kit dates back to the late ‘50s. Although it is not
remotely up to today’s standard, it is still a worth while kit to build,
besides being the only one. Black Box just release a beautiful cockpit
set for this kit. Most panel lines are recessed, we recommend that using
these lines as guides, you re-scribe them before removing the apple size
rivets that decorate this kit. Some of these rivet rows can be used as
panel line guides, if you wish to re-scribe it all. Notice the latest
release is a hybrid, having a T-28D cowling and a T-28A propeller. Now
really Monogram!! Any way, we wish you success completing this most
important A/C of the U.S. Armed Forces.”
Again, a nice sheet from
AeroMaster and it is recommended.
Given the title, American Trojans,
could it be that we can expect to see further sheets for the T-28 as flown
by other nations?
Thanks to AeroMaster
/ Eagle Strike
Products for the review sets
On-line sales are available from the
AeroMaster Products /
Eagle Strike Productions web site.
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