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Handley Page Victors

 

 

Euro Decals

 

1/72 scale

 

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: ED-72100 RAF Handley Page Victors
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: 1 x full sized decal sheet; 1 x half-sized decal sheet; 3 x full-colour glossy doubel-sided instruction sheets
Price: 13.95 post-free from Fantasy Printshop
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Excellent range of options (12 individual subjects); includes dayglo markings as decals; superbly printed; 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



Whether you like your Victors in Hemp, Anti-Flash Gloss White or camouflage Greys and Green, Euro Decals has your preference covered.

Revell has recently re-released the Matchbox 1/72 scale Handley Page Victor kit, including new parts to permit a K.2 Tanker variant to be modelled in addition to the original B.2 nuclear strike variant. Euro Decals has now complimented this kit release with their debut decal set.

Euro Decals 1/72 scale Handley Page Victors includes markings for twelve individual aircraft wearing schemes covering the V-Bomber's introduction to service in the early 1960s right up until the Gulf War in the early 1990s.

The specific camouflage and marking variations are:

  • Victor B.Mk.2 in Overall Anti-Flash Gloss White with large, toned down light blue, white and pink roundels.

  • Victor B.Mk.2R in Medium Sea Grey and Dark Green camouflaged upper surfaces with Gloss White lower surfaces and a mixture of "toned down" and hi viz red, white and blue markings.

  • Victor B.Mk.1A in Medium Sea Grey and Dark Green camouflaged upper surfaces with Gloss White lower surfaces and hi viz red, white and blue markings.

  • Victor B.Mk.1 in Medium Sea Grey and Dark Green camouflaged upper surfaces with Gloss White lower surfaces and red/blue tactical markings.

  • Victor K.Mk.2 (x 8) in Hemp upper surfaces and Light Aircraft Grey lower surfaces.

In addition to the individual aircraft markings, national markings and stencils, Euro Decals supply dayglo markings on a separate half-sheet.

 

 

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

Instructions are supplied on three glossy, double-sided A4 sheets with attractive and plentiful diagrams supported by helpful notes (click thumbnail at right to see larger image of sample page).

Colour callouts include reference to BS number, closest FS match and cross reference for Humbrol and Xtracolour paints (but what about us acrylic paint users!)

 

 

Conclusion

 

Euro Decals' 1/72 scale Handley Page Victors is an exciting package produced to a very high standard.

I was so impressed that as soon as I examined the decals, I went out and bought a second Victor kit - there are just too many attractive options!

This set should be an essential companion to Revell's 1/72 scale Victor bomber or tanker versions.

Highly Recommended.


Contact details for Euro Decals are:

EuroDecals
Hope Yard
Hope Terrace
Newquay
Cornwall
TR7 1NN

Tel: +44 01637 872517
E-Mail:
fantasyprintshop@btinternet.com

 


Review Copyright 2004 by Brett Green
Page Created 10 June, 2004
Last updated 15 June, 2004

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