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Number, Scale and Price:
CED72177 Painted Bones
Part Two 1/72 - USD$9.99
CED48177 Painted Bones Part Two 1/48 - USD$8.99
|Contents and Media:
||One decal sheet;
double-sided full colour instruction sheet.
||Register is perfect even
considering the complex shapes of markings; high quality printing;
good timing with recent re-release of big 1/48 scale kit and Paul
Boyer's article on the 1/72 scale kit in FSM.
Reviewed by Rodger Kelly
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This is the second release in Cutting Edge's
trilogy of sheets for the B-1, this sheet provides markings for four
“Snake Eyes” of the 28th BS, 7th BW based at
Dyess AFB. Finished in overall FS 36118 gunship
grey with FS 36081 dark grey nose and tail radomes. Markings include:
- Nose art in the form of a
two-tone green snake in front of two blue and white chequered cubes
surrounded by flames for both sides of the fuselage.
A blue and white chequered band for
the top of the fin.
Subdued Air Combat Command badges for
Subdued squadron and wing badges for
either side of the nose.
One set of Black “DY” Wing
identifiers and serial numbers for the tail.
Red with white “last four” markings for the nose undercarriage leg.
86-0107 “BAD TO THE B-ONE” of
the 9th BS, 7th BW based at Dyess AFB.
Finished in overall FS 36118 gunship grey with FS
36081 dark grey nose and tail radomes. Markings include:
Nose art in the form of a skull and
cross bones superimposed over an airborne
B-1. The skull is wearing a bone dome and an oxygen mask. The
script “BAD TO THE B-ONE” is made up using bones.
Subdued wing badges for either side of the nose.
black tail bad with a white bat.
Rescue arrows with black stencilled rescue instructions
Red with white “last four” markings
for the nose undercarriage leg.
A set of black serial numbers for the
tail – No DY Wing identifier is supplied for this option.
A set of low-viz stars and bars.
Only one set of this style is supplied on the sheet.
86-0104 “American Flyer” of
the 28th BW based at Ellsworth AFB. Finish is overall FS
36081 dark grey, with a disruptive pattern of FS34086 dark green, to
the upper surfaces and FS 36118 gunship grey to the undersides.
- Nose art in the form of a
flying Bald Eagle, clutching arrows superimposed over a flying US
flag with the name “American Flyer” in orange.
Subdued SAC and squadron badges.
“Mount Rushmore” art for the top of
Orange and blue stripes for the tail
and red and white Ellsworth scripts for the tail
Subdued grey serial numbers for the
Black stencilled ground crew names
for the nose wheel door.
Red rescue arrows with grey
stencilled rescue instructions.
Black “last four” for the nose
A set of unusual stars and bars,
again, only one set of this style is supplied.
85-0079 “Warriors Dream” the
28th BW based at Ellsworth AFB. Finish is the same as the
previous aircraft, overall FS 36081 dark grey, with a disruptive
pattern of FS34086 dark green, to the upper surfaces and FS 36118
gunship grey to the undersides. Markings are also the same as the
previous aircraft with the exception of the nose art which is in two
parts and features a showering female wearing a red lei.
The sheet also features a
white airborne refuelling marking.
All markings on the sheet are
in perfect register which is noteworthy given the complexity of some
of the nose art.
Decal placement is as per
usual with Cutting Edge, a double-sided full colour A-4 sheet which
gives views of both sides of each subject and the camouflage pattern
for the 28th BW options. A separate sheet gives pertinent
notes on each aircraft as well as the FS 595 needed to paint the
aircraft matched against the popular modelling paints.
A nice sheet and it is
Cutting Edge Modelworks for
the review samples..
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including Cutting Edge Decals, can be viewed at
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