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||Blue Sky Models BSM48-102
208 Sqn RAF 90th Year 2006 Anniversary Scheme Hawk
|Contents and Media:
||Waterslide decal sheets plus
||Available by mail order from:
Blue Sky Models, 18 Maeshyfryd Road, Holyhead, Anglesey, Gwynedd, LL65,
||Good colour saturation; Thin carrier
film; Excellent Artwork; Good register
||Fuzzy edges to the blue yellow
colour borders on main decal; Poor instruction sheet printing
Reviewed by Mick Evans
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This is the second sheet from Blue Sky Models as a new player on the
block in the aftermarket decal industry. They have once again produced
an attractive scheme for the BAE Hawk T.1A and is an improvement over
the first sheet but still has a few quality issues.
The decals are printed with good colour saturation and good register.
The decals still look a bit fuzzy like they are bit out of focus. The
carrier film is ultra thin and this means the decals need to be handled
carefully and should snuggle down into the surface detail well. The
carrier film then should almost totally disappear under a coat of clear.
The quality issues may be just a one off as this could be an early
The instruction sheet is printed on A4 paper in what looks to be draft
standard colour printing which simply looks washed out and sub-standard.
The scheme is for XX205 of 208 Sqn. This aircraft is overall
BS381C:642 Gloss Black with a striking yellow and blue chevron over the tail and
along the fuselage.
Another smaller yellow and blue chevron is located on each side of the nose. A
large 90th anniversary logo is painted on the tail with 1916-2006 painted above.
Once again the sheet that I received to review has some quality
problems and therefore makes it difficult to give a recommendation rating and I
will leave that up the discretion of those modellers wishing to build this
The main problem is the demarcation between the yellow and blue on the large
decals which are very fuzzy but could be fixed simply cutting the two colours
and removing the fuzzy area. This will require some patience and may make decal
application over such a large area easier.
Thanks to Blue Sky Models for the review sample.
Review Copyright © 2006 by Mick Evans
This Page Created on 30 November, 2006
Last updated 30 November, 2006
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