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Canberra

BAC/EE Canberra International "Bomber Canopy" Version Pts.II & III

 

1/48 scale

 

Model Alliance Decals

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description: Model Alliance 48140 - BAC/EE Canberra International Bomber Canopy Version Pt.II
Model Alliance 48141 - BAC/EE Canberra International Bomber Canopy Version Pt.III
Scale: 1/48 (also available in 1/72 scale)
Contents and Media: Each set contains decal sheet; one A5 sized full colour instruction booklet
Price: Each GBPŁ13.00 available online from their website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Interesting subjects; wide selection of markings and variants; good colour density and minimum carrier film. thin, flexible and strong; individually silk screen printed; good instructions; perfect register
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended


Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook

 

Model Alliance has released two decal sheets in association with their seven generic Canberra markings, and the forthcoming Canberra On Target Profile 11 book, due for release at Scale Modelworld at Telford in November. These are the first two out of a total of seven sheets for worldwide users of the Canberra.

The decals under review are in 1/48 scale, but they are also available in 1/72 scale.

The subjects offer good variety of colours and markings. They will be suitable for the recent Classic Airframes 1/48 scale Canberra kits.

48140 - BAC/EE Canberra International Bomber Canopy Version Pt.II

This sheet contains markings for three South African, three Venezualan and two Ethiopian Canberras. Specific subjects are as follows:

  • Canberra B.52 353 & 354 Imperial Ethiopian Air Force, both in Dark Green and Dark Sea Grey over Light Aircraft Grey

  • T.4 457 12 Sqn South African Air Force in overall Silver with Day-Glo Red bands and fin panels

  • B.2 457 & 458 12 Sqn South African AF both in overall PRU Blue,

  • T.4 0621 Venezuela AF in overall silver with yellow fuselage band

  • B(I)82 1233 & B.2/B(I)12 1245 Venezuela AF, both in Dark Green, Medium Green and Tan over Light Grey


48141 - BAC/EE Canberra International Bomber Canopy Version Pt.III

Here we have five Australian Canberras, and two from Argentinna. Specific subjects are:

  • EE Canberra B.62 B-109 Argentina 1977, B-111 Argentina 1982, both in Dark Green and Dark Sea Grey over Light Aircraft Grey

  • GAF Canberra Mk.21 A84-201 RAAF Amberley, Mk.20 A84-125 RAAF Edinburgh, both in overall  Silver with white upper fuselage deck,

  • Mk.20 A84-245 1 Squadron RAAF Amberley 1960's, Mk.20 A84-215 2 Squadron RAAF Vietnam 1970, Mk.20 A84-241 6 Squadron RAAF Amberley 1964, all camouflagedin Olive Drab and either Dark Sea Grey r Extra Dark Sea Grey, with lower surfaces in Light Aircraft Grey on two subjects.

Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:

MA-48140

MA-48141


Walkway lines in four styles (black, red, yellow and red-dashed) are included, but stencils will have to be sourced from the kit or from another Model Alliance generic Canberra decal sheet.

Instructions are once again a highlight of this package. Each are supplied as a stapled, A5 sized eight page booklet with four views of each aircraft. Quality of the artwork and the colour callouts is very good. A handy list of Canberra interior detail colours and reference photos is also included.

The decals themselves are beautifully printed and in perfect register. Colours look accurate too.

The biggest disadvantage is the limited run nature of the Classic Airframes kit for which these decals are designed. Snap 'em up while you can!

This is another well-presented and interesting release of an attractive subject from Model Alliance.

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 11 October, 2006
Last updated 10 October, 2006

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