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|Catalogue Number and
||Model Alliance No. MA-48151 UKAir Arm Update 2005-2006 - Part
|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.
available online from the Model Alliance website
||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.
HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Squadron.com
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
As with Part I, this installment covers a
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
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
HC 1 XW214 33 Years of the Puma 2004 33 Sqn;
HC.1 XW223 2006 33 Sqn;
HC.1 XA934/ZA 1563 Flt Op Telic 2003;
1A XX205 208 (R ) Sqn 90th Anniversary Display Aircraft 2006 with blue and
Instructions are first rate.
They are supplied as a six page, stapled booklet with side and top views of all
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
Thanks to Aviation Workshop / Model Alliance (UK) for the
Model Alliance products are
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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