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UK Air Arm Update

2005-06 Part 1


1/48 scale
(also available in 1/72)


Model Alliance Decals


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Details: Model Alliance No. MA-48137  UKAir Arm Update 2005-2006 - Part 1
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: 1 x 150mm x 210mm decal sheet;; six page full colour, stapled A5 sized instruction booklet with profiles of 11 aircraft and with recommended kits and conversion sets in the relevant scale.
Price: GBP13.00 available online from the Model Alliance website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Interesting subjects; wide variety of markings and aircraft types in recent and current service; excellent printing ie, perfect register, excellent full-colour instructions with notes and four views for each subject; good colour density and minimum carrier film.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

Reviewed by
Brett Green

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Model Alliance carries on their quest to comprehensively cover British aircraft in both the RAF and the Senior Service with this new release, "UK Air Arm Update 2005-2006 Part 1".. These decals are available in either 1/48 scale and 1/72 scales, but we are examining the 1/48 scale sample here.

The subjects cover a good selection of aircraft types in recent and current RAF and RN service. A nice variety of camouflage and markings is offered on the decal sheet. It is especially pleasing to see the option for the Eurofighter Typhoon, appropriate for the excellent new Revell kit, and for the Belcher Bits Bell 412EP Griffin conversion.

Specifically, the subjects are:

  • Harrier GR.7A ZD349 800 NAS;

  • Harrier GR.9A ZG478 FJWOCU 2005 or 41(R) Sqn 2006;

  • Sea Harrier FA2 ZH796 601 NAS Yeovilton 2006 Last Sea Harrier scheme;

  • Eurofighter Typhoon F.2 ZJ918 QO-L 3(F) Sqn 2006;

  • Tornado F.3 ZG772 WJ 56(R) Sqn Firebirds display aircraft 2005;

  • Tornado F.3 ZH554 41(R) Sqn 2006; 

  • Tornado GR.4 ZD739 FJWOCU 2005 or 41(R) Sqn 2006;

  • Jaguar GR.3A XZ103 41(F) Sqn End of an Era Coltishall 2006;

  • Bell 412EP Griffin ZJ704 84 Sqn RAF Akrotiri 2005

Instructions are first rate. They are supplied as a six page, stapled booklet with side and top views of all 11 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 and in perfect register. Colours look good.

This is another high quality and interesting release of a whole swag of popular subjects in RAF and Royal Navy service.

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 Brett Green
Page Created 12 September, 2006
Last updated 12 September, 2006

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