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D.H.89A Dragon Rapide


 Tasman Decals



S u m m a r y
Description and Item Number: TD7209 and TD7210 DH 89A Dragon Rapide
Scale: 1/72
Review Type: FirstLook
Contents and Media: Decals for five aircraft in each set; double sided A4 instruction sheet and double sided A4 photo reference sheet.
Advantages: Rare and interesting subjects covering many different air forces
Disadvantages: TD7209 - the red looks too bright and the entire sheet is covered with decal film which will require extra trimming.
TD7210 - The red is not bright enough and possible register problems with yellow and white.
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Glen Porter

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These two sheets appear to be printed by different decal printers - TD7209 locally in New Zealand or Australia and TD7210 in Mexico by ScaleMaster. Neither is quite up to the quality of the top manufacturers.

Both sheets are presented on white backing paper which makes it hard to see any white markings and check for register problems (which both sheets display) and colour density.

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On TD7209, the entire sheet is covered with decal film which means that the decals will have to be trimmed close to their outlines or you will run the risk of having very obvious film outlines on the edges of the markings.

Although I have criticized the production quality of these sheets, I would still use them due to the interesting subjects.


Thanks to Tasman Decals for the review sample

Review Copyright 2002 by Glen Porter
This Page Created on 24 November, 2002
Last updated 14 August, 2003

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