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1/72 & 1/48 UK Air Arm Update Decals Part 1 decal sheet

Typhoon, Tornado, Jaguar, Harrier, Sea Harrier, Bell 412 Griffin

Product # MA-72137 for 9.00 & MA-48137

Product Article by Steve Bamford Aug 18 2006

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This new decal sheet from Model Alliance features 12 UK aircraft.

Included on this decal sheet are the following aircraft:

Harriers

  • Bae Systems Harrier GR9A, ZG478, of FJWOCU, RAF Coningsby, Nov 2005
  • Bae Systems Harrier GR9A, ZG478, of 41 (R) Squadron, RAF Coningsby, Apr 2006 "90th Anniversary Scheme"
  • Bae Systems Harrier GR7A, ZD346, of 800 NAS, Royal Navy Cottesmore, Apr 2006  New RN scheme
  • Bae Sea Harrier FA2, ZH796, of 801 NAS, Royal Navy Yeovilton, Mar 31 2006  Last scheme worn by the Sea Harriers

Typhoons

  • Eurofighter Typhoon F2, ZJ918 'QO-L', of 3 (F) Squadron RAF Coningsby 2006

Tornadoes

  • Panavia Tornado F3, ZG772 'WJ' of 56 (R) Squadron RAF 2005 (red and white checkers on tail)
  • Panavia Tornado F3, ZG772 'WJ' of 56 (R) Squadron RAF 2005 (black and white checkers on tail)
  • Panavia Tornado F3, ZH554 of 41 (R) Squadron RAF Coningsby Apr 2006
  • Panavia Tornado GR4, ZD739 of the FJWOCU, RAF Coningsby Dec 2005
  • Panavia Tornado GR4, ZD739 of the FJWOCU, RAF Coningsby Apr 2006

Jaguar

  • Sepecat Jaguar GR3A, XZ103 of 84 Squadron, RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus 2005

Bell 412EP

  • Bell 412EP Griffon HT1 ZJ704 OF 84 Squadron, RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus 2205

Although the aircraft on this decal sheet are all lo-viz grey, they do have their splashes of colour (mainly on the tails).    

The instructions are straight forward and also include painting instructions for the interior which is helpful. 

Also included on the instructions are the various 1/72 resin accessories from Model Alliance such as ;

  • CS-100 Storm Shadow Missiles
  • CS-101 Tornado GR4 update set 
  • CS-102 Fuel Tanks
  • CS-103 Martin Baker Mk 10 Seats
  • CS-104 Raptor Recce Pod
  • CS-105 Jaguar Update set
  • CS-106 DATA link pod
  • CS-107 Vinten Recce Pod
  • CS-108 1000Lb Bombs
  • CS-109 JP233 Bomblet Dispenser
  • CS-110 Hindenburger Fuel Tanks
  • CS-111 CRV-7 Rocket Pods
  • CS-112 Tiald Pod
  • CS-114 Tornado F3 update set 
  • CS-116 Paveway 2000Lb bombs
  • CS-38 100% LERX
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  • Pod, Bombs and fuel tanks and seats available  to really dress up your UK fighter.

The decals themselves are flawlessly printed and very clearly printed on the 1/72 example I have before me.  Colours look solid and should cover very well, but the decals appear thin and of a very high quality.  

There are 6 pages of instruction sheets with 3 view colour drawings of this chopper.  This is a fine decal sheet and a welcome treat for modellers with a passion for UK aircraft.

You can order these decals direct from aviation-workshop@btconnect.com   Contact them for prices and ordering information.

Special thanks to Model Alliance for sending me this review sample.  You can purchase these decals direct from the Model Alliance website.

Steve

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Photos and text by Steve Bamford

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