Belgian Vipers Parts 1-3
F-16 Tail Art
Belgian Vipers #1
ZOTZ 48-001 Belgian Vipers #2
|ZOTZ 48-001 Belgian Vipers #3
available in 1/72 and 1/32)
includes one full colour instruction sheet with colour callouts and
placement guide; one main decal sheet with tail art; small
factor for amazing tail art; colourful variation for otherwise
uniformly camouflaged aircraft type; perfectly printed including
beautifully reproduced shading and half-tones.
will be required for authentic Belgian variant; no Belgian stencils
by Brett Green
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If you have ever lamented the lack lawndart colours; if you have found
yourself railing against all those the relentlessly grey Vipers, then
these new decals will be very welcome.
Eli Raphael, from Albatros Decals, has introduced a new line of special
marking decals called Zotz. The first three releases focus on Belgian
With the exception of Greek, Israeli or Aggressor F-16s, there has not
been a lot of variety available until now. These decals will add instant
character, with bold artwork completely covering the prominent tails of
the three subject aircraft.
One subject is covered per sheet. The main sheet incorporates the big
decals for either side of the tail. Belgian national markings and other
decals are supplied on a smaller, supplementary sheet.
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to view larger images:
Instructions are supplied on a letter-sized full colour sheet. The
directions and diagrams are simple, but there are not many markings so
this is entirely appropriate.
Some conversion work is required for the to the tail in order to
authentically represent a Belgian F-16. The instructions point out that an
F-16 MLU BAF Tail conversion is available from Plastic World Modeling
Products in Belgium (email
email@example.com ). Stencil decals are not supplied, but once
again the instructions point the modeller to a source, in this case DACO
The larger decal sheets appear to be screen printed. This method
handles the attractive (but challenging for the printing process)
half-tones and shading very well indeed. All the markings are in perfect
register on my three samples, and carrier film appears to be quite thin.
Although the decals under review are in 1/48 scale, they are also
available in 1/72 & 1/32 scales.
Once again, Albatros Productions (this time through Zotz Decals) has got
me thinking about building a subject of which I had little previous
knowledge or interest. I keep thinking how nice that Viper would look with
its angry "Braveheart" Scott shouting from the fin!
This is another series of great, inspirational releases from Albatros /
Thanks to Eli from Zotz / Albatros Productions for the preview
Albatros and Zotz Decals
are available from many dealers including
, Linden Hill Imports ,
Great Models webstore ,
Victory Models ,
North American Hobbies and
Squadron Mail Order
Review Text Copyright 2004
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