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Operation Telic Tonkas

 

 

Euro Decals

 

1/32 scale

 

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: ED-32100 Operation Telic Tonkas
Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: 1 x huge decal sheet (full A4 size); 2 x full-colour glossy double-sided A4 instruction sheets
Price: 19.95 post-free from Fantasy Printshop
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: 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.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook


In 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 the Tornado.

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 sprayed.

The decals are printed by Fantasy Printshop and they are a joy to behold. They are thin and glossy, with minimal carrier film.

Instructions 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.

 

 

Conclusion

 

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 Flightpath conversion

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Euro Decals for the review sample.


Euro Decals are available online via Fanstasy Printshop's website


Review Copyright 2005 by Brett Green
Page Created 30 November, 2005
Last updated 30 November, 2005

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