S u m m a r y
|Catalogue Number and
||1/48 MA-48126 - Senior Service
|Contents and Media:
||1 x full sized decal sheet; two A4 sized full colour
||GBP£13.00 (1/48); GBP£9.00 (1/72)
online from their website
||Attractive and colourful schemes; thin, flexible and
strong; individually silk screen printed; good instructions perfect register.
Reviewed by Rodger Kelly
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the latest release from Model Alliance Decals in their On-Target Range. It
provides markings for nine different F.G.1 Phantoms operated by the Royal Naval
Having long been a fan of the Royal Naval Air Service and of the McDonnell
Douglas F.G. Mk 1 Phantom I have long wanted to add a model or two to my
collection but have been held back from doing so due to the lack of good quality
decals available for them.
Alliance has addressed the shortfall with the release of this sheet. It
provides markings for nine machines in various different guises, eight of them
from 892 NAS, the squadron depicted in the first issue of the Hasegawa 1/48
Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:
options are in the extra dark sea grey over white scheme worn throughout the
service life of the F.G. Mk1.
individual aircraft are:
XT866 of the Phantom
Post-Operational Conversion Unit based at RAF Station Lecheurs in 1970.
XV567 '011' of 892 NAS in
October 1969 when the squadron operated from the US Navy's USS Saratoga.
The markings differ a little as '011' wears USS Saratoga titles on her rear
XT872 '005' of 892 NAS
operating from HMS Ark Royal in 1973. More variance here as '005' sports
large VF-11 squadron insignia on the red of her fin squadron markings.
XT860 '014' 892 NAS
operating from HMS Ark Royal in 1976. This time the 'zap' marking is from
XV590 '001' of 892 NAS
aboard HMS Ark Royal in 1976. Lots of variations here. '001' wears the
unflattering title "Colonial Navy" in place of Royal Navy titles to her
fuselage, a modified fuselage roundel resembling a pre-WWII US national
insignia, and VF-171 'zaps' on her vertical stabilizer and fuselage sides.
XT865 '004' of 892 NAS
aboard HMS Ark Royal in 1976. Wears some form of commemorative inscription
"976 - White Ensign – 1976".
XT872 '004' of 892 NAS
aboard HMS Ark Royal in 1977. The second marking version for this airframe
on the sheet. Sporting what looks to be a partially restored roundel on her
XT863 '014'of 892 NAS
aboard HMAS Ark Royal in 1977. '014' is wearing another commemorative
marking in the form of a red thistle with the words "red Thistle Flight" in
white with the words "Goodbye Mr C" in yellow.
'007' of 892 NAS aboard HMS Ark Royal in 1975. More markings nonsense here
as '007' is wearing "Fly Navy" rather that her more normal and correct
"Royal Navy" titles on her fuselage.
of decals are provided with this set. The main sheet carries all of the
individual markings as well as the standard squadron markings whilst the second
sheet carries two sets of serial numbers for the undersides of the wings. Both
sheets are very full with very little space between the individual designs.
Enough markings are provided to produce just two machines from the sheet. You
can only produce one of the 892 NAS machines as there is only one set of their
red and white squadron insignia. The other option is the first one on the
are of the silk screen type. Everything is in perfect register and sharply
printed. The whites used appear to be dense enough to survive application over
the extra dark sea grey that they are destined for.
placement guide runs to three pages of side profiles as well as top and bottom
plan views, all in colour. Individual notes are provided for each option as
well as a list of the references consulted. Directions are also provided to
assist the first time users and the novice as are brief colour notes on the
colour notes to the airframe, cockpit interior and ejection seats. A helpful
note is provided too advising that you need to research the airframe you wish to
model as the ejection sea details varied between machines.
placement guides and decals come packed in a plastic zip-loc bag.
This is an
excellent product from Model Alliance Nice stuff from Model Alliance.
Thanks to Aviation Workshop / Model Alliance (UK) for the
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online from the Aviation Workshop.
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