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||ED-32100 Operation Telic Tonkas
|Contents and Media:
||1 x huge decal sheet (full A4 size);
2 x full-colour glossy double-sided A4 instruction
£19.95 post-free from Fantasy Printshop
||Excellent range of options (18
individual subjects); well researched; alternate shades of roundel pink
supplied; very high quality (and attractively laid out) detailed
instructions; stencil data included.
|| Highly Recommended
Reviewed by Brett Green
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case you are unfamiliar with the lingo, Operation Telic is the British code name
for the most recent sojourn to the sandpit (Telic is derived from the word for
"purposeful" in Greek,, but one wit has suggested that the initials stood for
Tell Everyone Leave Is Cancelled), while "Tonka" refers to the nickname for
Euro Decals first 1/32 scale release provides a whopping 18 options for
Operation Telic Tornado GR. Mk.4s. Although the finish of all the aircraft is
very standard - overall Camouflage Grey - each aircraft features unique and
usually humorous nose art, in addition to bomb logs and other markings in some
cases(including two shark's mouths).
In this scale the nose art is large and quite striking.
Two full sets of national markings are also supplied. One set features a
deeper pink than the other, so check your references before choosing. A generous
selection of stencil decals for multiple aircraft are also provided. One more
nice touch is the inclusion of camouflage grey decal patches in case the
modeller want to depict the stencils from the original paint finish masked and
The decals are printed by Fantasy Printshop and they are a joy to behold. They are thin and glossy, with minimal carrier film.
are supplied on two glossy, double-sided A4 sheets with attractive and
plentiful diagrams supported by helpful notes (click thumbnails below to
see larger image of instruction pages).
Colour callouts include reference to BS number, closest FS match and cross
reference for Humbrol and Xtracolour, Lifecolor and Gunze paints (nice to see
the acrylic colour references making an appearance).
Revell's re-issued kit is a GR.1 variant, so you will need Flightpath's 1/32
scale update set to convert to this most recent Tornado.
Euro Decals' 1/32 scale Operation Telic Tonkas is an attractive package produced
to a very high standard.
This set should be an essential companion to Revell's 1/32 scale kit and the
Thanks to Euro Decals for the review sample.
Euro Decals are
available online via Fanstasy Printshop's website
Review Copyright © 2005 by Brett
Page Created 30 November, 2005
Last updated 30 November, 2005
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