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2005 Anniversary Scheme C-47tp-EW Turbo Dakota


1/72 scale

Blue Sky Models


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Blue Sky Models Decals BSM72-103 - 2005 Anniversary Scheme C-47tp-EW Turbo Dakota
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: Waterslide decal sheets plus instructions
Price: Available by mail order from:
Blue Sky Models, 18 Maeshyfryd Road, Holyhead, Anglesey, Gwynedd, LL65, 2AL, UK
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Good colour saturation; Thin carrier film; Excellent Artwork; Good Register
Disadvantages: You will need to purchase the Heritage Aviation C-47tp-EW Turbo Dakota set HACV72002.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

Reviewed by Mick Evans

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This is a new sheet from Blue Sky Models and once again they have produced an interesting scheme this time for the South African C-47tp-EW Turbo Dakota.

The decals are crisply printed with good colour saturation and good register. 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 should almost totally disappear under a coat of clear finish.

The instruction sheet is printed on A4 paper and this is a much better standard of colour printing then this company’s earlier decal instruction sheets.


This aircraft is overall blue-grey with a white upper fuselage surface and black anti glare panels. Large white letters reading “70 years of Dak excellence” are printed along the fuselage sides with the anniversary shield painted on the rear fuselage. The South African flag is painted on the main surface of the vertical fin.

To model this aircraft you will need to purchase the Heritage Aviation C-47tp-EW Turbo Dakota set HACV72002.

Highly Recommended

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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