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Number and Description:
C033201 Desert Shark
Attack! Curtiss Tomahawk in the Mediterranean War
|Contents and Media:
||One full-size 13mm x 18mm decal sheet;
two small supplementary decal sheets; 8 page,
black & white printed, reference booklet with three view paint
guides, painting, weathering and detailing instructions and
(USD$18.00) - available online from Aero Imageworks
||Great looking markings;
comprehensive reference and documentation; online access to
additional material; accurate depiction of subjects, including two
that have never been offered as decals previously
||Decal film covers entire
sheet (markings must be carefully cut out)
Reviewed by Brett Green
HyperScale is proudly sponsored by
Late in 2003, Rodger Kelly
reviewed the premiere release from Aero Imageworks, a new
company based in Victor Harbour, South Australia. This was entitled Shark
Attack! with the subject of RAAF Spitfires in the Pacific War.
Aero Imageworks' latest offering continues on a
similar theme - Desert Shark Attack! Curtiss Tomahawk in the
Mediterranean War. This release is in 1/32 scale, and has been
specifically designed for the Trumpeter P-40B.
The package comprises one full-sized decal
sheet and two smaller supplementary sheets. The decals are produced
on an ALPS printer and decal film covers the entire sheet, so the
modeller will have to carefully cut around each marking before
applying the decals. The markings are in perfect register and very
The decals are accompanied by an excellent A5
size, eight page instruction booklet. This mini publication provides
more than simple placement instructions, with information on
camouflage colours, weathering, some great tips and drawings about
the subtle modifications required to turn the Trumpeter kit into an
accurate Tomahawk IIB, and even a description of pilot's flying gear
and their colours. Three (or in some cases, 3¼)
view drawings are also provided for each subject.
The individual aircraft
supplied on the decal sheet are:
AK402 of No.112 Squadron RAF, featuring the famous Sharks Mouth,
flown by P/O Neville Duke.
LD-C AK498 of
No. 250 Squadron, RAF flown by Flt/Lt Clive 'Killer' Caldwell
AK493 of No.
250 Squadron, RAF also flown by Flt/Lt Clive 'Killer'
'N' AK336 of
No. 3 Squadron RAAF, in desert colours but with a red and green
spinner, flown by F/O Andrew 'Nicky' Barr.
of No. 3 Squadron RAAF, retaining its original Curtiss colours
of Brown, Green and Sky Grey, flown by Flt/Lt Alan Rawlinson
Vomica” No. 250 Squadron, RAF flown by Sgt. Robert Whittle
A single set of national markings is supplied
and a selection of stencil data is also included.
This is a very impressive package with plenty
of choice and some terrific reference included.
As a bonus, purchasers of the Desert Shark
Attack decal sheet will also receive complimentary access to the
Antipodean Hawks website, due to be re-launched shortly.
for the review sample
may be viewed and
purchased on their website
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