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UK Air Arm Update

2005-06 Pt. III


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-48152  UKAir Arm Update 2005-2006 - Part III
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 8 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.
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 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 Parts I & II, 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.

Specifically, the subjects are:

  • Eurocopter SA 365N2 Dauphin Flag Officer Sea Training HMS Drake Plymouth, ZJ164 Red 2003

  • Eurocopter SA 365N2 Dauphin Flag Officer Sea Training , ZJ165 Blue 2006.

  • Tornado F.3 ZG780 25 Sqn 90th Anniversary scheme with black fin;

  • Tornado F.3ZG753/HH 111 Sqn Display aircraft with black and yellow fin;

  • Alpha Jet ZJ648 QinetiQ/ETPS Boscombe Down 1996;

  • SAAB JAS-39B Grippen on loan to QinetiQ/ETPS Boscombe Down 2006 Blue Fin with gold lettering;

  • Sea King AsaC.7 ZD636/82 849 NAS RNAS Culdrose

  • Tucano T Mk.1 ZF512 72(R) Sqn `Winged Victory' Linton-on-Ouse 2006;

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 13 December, 2006
Last updated 12 December, 2006

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