S u m m a r y
|Catalogue Number and
||MAS-489011 - Model Alliance Limited
Edition Decals Premier Plus Range
Swiss Fliegerstaffel 11 - Tiger Meet 2004 Special
|Contents and Media:
||1 x full sized decal sheet; 1 x
supplemental decal sheet; two A4 sized full colour
||GBP£13.00 (1/48); GBP£9.00 (1/72)
online from their website
||Attractive and striking markings; thin, flexible and
strong; individually silk screen printed; good instructions perfect register;
Reviewed by Rodger Kelly
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Someone at Model Alliance must like Tiger Meet aircraft! This is the second
recent sheet from them that provides markings for aircraft that participated in
the 2004 Tiger Meet conducted at the
Schleswig-Jagel Air Base in Germany.
the markings are for F/A-18C (the placement guide calls it an F-18C) J-5011 of
Fliegerstaffell 11, Swiss Air Force.
As with the
vast majority of the aircraft taking part in this competition; J-5011 was
specially painted up for the occasion. Whilst the airframe wears the standard
paint scheme of light and dark compass greys, the two wing-mounted drop tanks,
AIM-9 wing tip missiles and the outer faces of the vertical stabilisers have
been given the "tiger treatment".
feature of this sheet is that all of the tiger markings are provided as decals
so that no careful masking is required. Simply paint the airframe in the
standard F/A-18 colour scheme and add the decals.
Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:
the tiger markings, Model Alliance also provides a fairly comprehensive set of
stencil data as well as Swiss national insignia.
placement guide advises that the tiger markings for the AIM-9s have all been
made oversize to assist in the difficult placing over the guidance fins.
Patience and settling solution will definitely be needed here!
All of the
tiger markings – with the exception of the tail ones - seem to match the
photographs of the one-to-one-scale J-5011 that can be found on the net. The
tail marking looks a little soft to my eye though.
themselves are good quality and produced by the silk screen method. They are
thin and glossy and have very, very little film surrounding them.
placement guide is via two A-4 sized sheets that contain colour profiles of both
sides of the machine as well as plan drawings of the upper and lower surfaces.
Two small photographs of the aircraft are also carried. As well as showing you
where to put each of the decals, the guide also provides information on painting
of the airframe, cockpit and ejector seat and many other small details. A nice
sheets, there are two of them, and the placement guides come packed in the
ubiquitous clear plastic zip loc bag.
Yep, they are not cheap but then again, you should expect that from a
limited-run specialist decal.
own mind up about the tail marking, but other than that, this is a well
researched and presented product.
A quick Google bought up a stack of matches to J-5011 wearing
these markings but the best by far was the AviaMagazine.com website. Follow
these links to have a look:
Thanks to Aviation Workshop / Model Alliance (UK) for the
Model Alliance products are
online from the Aviation Workshop.
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Last updated 17 May, 2005
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