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Royal Air Force & Royal Navy
Twin Stick Trainers

 

Model Alliance Decals, 1/48 scale

 

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Catalogue Number and Details: Model Alliance Decals Premier Range Decals MA48130
Royal Air Force and Royal Navy Twin Stick Trainers
Scale: 1/48 (also available in 1/72 scale)
Contents and Media: 1 150mm x 210mm decal sheet; four page A5 sized instruction sheet; profiles of six aircraft; decal placement indicators in the centre spread; decal instructions on the back with recommended accessory sets in the relevant scale.
Price: GBP13.00 available online from the Model Alliance website
also available online from Hannants and hobby retailers worldwide
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Attractive subjects; nice selection of RAF Squadron markings; excellent printing ie, perfect register, good colour density and minimum carrier film; excellent instructions
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended


Reviewed by
Mick Evans


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FirstLook

 

Model Alliance has produced another fine quality decal sheet depicting Royal Air Force and Royal Navy Twin Stick Trainers.  The decals are available in both 1/72 scal and 1/48 scale.  The decals are designed for the Shorts Tucano T.1,Sepecat Jaguar T.2A, BAE Harrier T.4(N) and T.10.  Nine different schemes are provided across the range of aircraft with some of these being quite different and colourful.

The decals are superbly printed with good colour saturation and register.  As usual the carrier film is ultra thin and my experience with Model Alliance Decals in the past has been that the decals have to be handled carefully and snuggle down into the surface detail well.  The carrier film then almost totally disappears under a coat of clear.

 

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All the data decals are provided as well as the wing walkways.  Jon Freeman has once again done a superb job of the decal artwork and the instruction sheet artwork.  Seven thumbnail size photographs of the aircraft are included on the back cover of the instruction booklet.  The instructions also give some good detail colours and weathering for some of the aircraft.

The nine schemes provided are as follows: 

Shorts Tucano T.1

  1. ZF406 Tucano display team of the Central Flying School based at RAF Cranwell 1994-95.  This aircraft is overall BS381C:110 Roundel Blue with a black and whit spinner.

  2. ZF345 of 1FTS/207 Sqn based at RAF Linton-on-Ouse in August 2005. This aircraft is overall BS381C:642 Gloss Black with a black and white spinner.

  3. ZF244 Moshoeshoe flown by Flt Lt Ben Mark of 1FTS/72R Sqn based at RAF Linton-on-Ouse in August 2005. This aircraft is overall BS381C:642 Gloss Black with a black and white spinner.

  4. ZF287 of City of Leeds of 1FTS/72R Sqn based at RAF Linton-on-Ouse in October 2005. This aircraft is overall BS381C:642 Gloss Black with a black and white spinner.  The aircraft has attractive yellow chevrons across the upper and lower wing and tailplane surfaces.

BAE Harrier T.4(N)

  1. ZB604 of 899 NAS based at RNAS Yeovilton in 2003. This aircraft is overall BS381C:642 Gloss Black.

BAE Harrier T.10

  1. ZH644 of 20 (R) Sqn based at RAF Wittering in August 2004. This aircraft is in the BS381C:638 Dark Sea Grey upper surfaces and BS381C Dark Camouflage Grey lower surfaces scheme.

  2. ZH659 of 4 Sqn based at RAF Wittering in August 2002. This aircraft is in the BS381C:638 Dark Sea Grey upper surfaces and BS381C Dark Camouflage Grey lower surfaces scheme

Sepecat Jaguar T.2A

  1. XX150 of 16 (R) Sqn based at RAF Coltishall in August 2004. This aircraft is in the BS381C:638 Dark Sea Grey upper surfaces and BS381C Dark Camouflage Grey lower surfaces scheme with a black fin cap and black bar with yellow pin stripe border underneath.

  2. XX146 of 54 () Sqn based at RAF Coltishall in August 2003. This aircraft is in the BS381C:638 Dark Sea Grey upper surfaces and BS381C Dark Camouflage Grey lower surfaces scheme with a black fin cap with a black and yellow chequered bar underneath.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Aviation Workshop / Model Alliance (UK)  for the review sample


Model Alliance products are available online from the Aviation Workshop.


Review Copyright 2006 by Mick Evans
Page Created 11 July, 2006
Last updated 11 July, 2006

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