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UK Air Arm Update

2005-06 Part II

 

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-48151  UKAir Arm Update 2005-2006 - Part II
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: 1 x 150mm x 210mm decal sheet plus one small errata 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, colour reference photos and four views for each subject; good colour density and minimum carrier film.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended


Reviewed by
Brett Green


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FirstLook

 

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 II". These decals are available in either 1/48 scale and 1/72 scales, but we are examining the 1/48 scale sample here.

As with Part I, this installment covers a good selection of aircraft types in recent and current service. A nice variety of camouflage and markings is offered on the decal sheet. There is a big emphasis on special schemes, and there are some very attractive finishes amongst them. The most spectacular would have to be the black Hawk with its prominent blue and yellow livery.

Specifically, the subjects are:

  • Harrier GR7 ZD407 20 Sqn black fin with large squadron badge Wittering 2005;

  • Harrier T10 ZH660/108 800NAS Cottesmore 2006;

  • Tornado F3 ZG757 43 Sqn 90th Anniversary 2006 Overall black;

  • Eurocopter Squirrel HT 1 ZJ265/65 Defence Helicopter Flying School RAF Shawbury 2006;

  • Puma HC 1 XW214 33 Years of the Puma 2004 33 Sqn;

  • Puma HC.1 XW223 2006 33 Sqn;

  • Puma HC.1 XA934/ZA 1563 Flt Op Telic 2003;

  • Hawk T 1A XX205 208 (R ) Sqn 90th Anniversary Display Aircraft 2006 with blue and yellow trim

Instructions are first rate. They are supplied as a six page, stapled booklet with side and top views of all 8 subjects. In addition, the booklet this time includes a full page of colour reference photos - a very nice touch. 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 good selection of subjects in current British 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 December, 2006
Last updated 12 December, 2006

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