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|Catalogue Number and
||Model Alliance No. MA-48121 HMS Ark
Royal Air Wing Selection
|Contents and Media:
||1 x 150mm x 210mm decal sheet; 1
(big!) x 290mm x 210mm decal sheet; eight page full colour, stapled A5 sized instruction
booklet with profiles of 13 aircraft and with recommended kits and
conversion sets in the relevant scale.
available online from the Model Alliance website
||Interesting subjects; wide variety of
colours, markings and variants; excellent
printing ie, perfect register, excellent full-colour instructions with notes
and four views for each subject; good colour density and minimum carrier film.
HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Squadron.com
Model Alliance continues to
delight fans of British aviation with their new release, "HMS Ark Royal Air Wing
Selection". These decals are available in
either 1/48 scale and 1/72 scales, but we are examining the 1/48 scale sample
The subjects cover a wide
selection of aircraft types over some of the middle years years of the Ark
Royal's service from 1956 to 1974. A nice variety of camouflage and markings is
offered on the two large decal sheets. It is especially pleasing to see the
brave selection of some subjects that are only available as limited run or
Specifically, the subjects are:
Venom FAW 2s - WW150 353/O of 890 NAS with black/yellow check tip tanks, and
WW140 436/O of 891 NAS 1956. Extra Dark Sea Grey and Sky
Whirlwind HAS Mk 3 - XG572 971 of Ships Flight. Extra Dark Sea Grey and Sky
Hawk FGA Mk 6s - XE385 109/R of 800 NAS, and XE608 470/R of 898 NAS, both in
1957. Extra Dark Sea Grey and Sky
AEW Mk 3 - 041/R of 849 NAS during 1970. Extra Dark Sea Grey and Sky
Buccaneer S Mk.1 - XN928 119/R of 801 NAS 1964 finished in overall white
Vixen FAW 1 - XJ559 007/R 890 NAS 1964 in Extra Dark Sea Grey and White
Scimitar F Mk.1s - XD276 100/R and XD280 104/R both from 800 NAS Extra Dark
Sea Grey and White
Skyraider AEW Mk I - 419/R of 849 NAS during 1958 overall Gloss Sea Blue
King HAS Mk.1s - XV850 55/R 1970, and HAS Mk 2 XZ577 52/R 1974 both from 824
NAS in overall RAF Blue Grey.
Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:
Instructions are first rate.
They are supplied as an eight page, stapled booklet with four views of all 13
subjects. Each profile includes notes on the service of the aircraft and
available kits and/or conversions in 1/72 and 1/48 scales.
The decals themselves are
beautifully printed on two sheets and in perfect register. Colours look good.
This is another high quality
and interesting release of a whole swag of previously neglected subjects in
Royal Navy service.
Thanks to Aviation Workshop / Model Alliance (UK) for the
Model Alliance products are
online from the Aviation Workshop.
Review Copyright © 2006 by Brett Green
Page Created 11 August, 2006
Last updated 11 August, 2006
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