Media and Contents:
Soft cover; 14 pages including covers
Profile nr. 6: 12.95 Euros each
(plus postage and packing)
Decals: 11.25 Euros each (inc. P&P)
available online from Dutch Profile
and many retailers and online hobby outlets
Meteor Productions and
Interesting story of an overlooked aspect of aviation history; six
colour four view illustrations, plus six side profiles; decal tie-in
(available separately); many helpfully captioned photos; covers history,
operations, camouflage and markings; full text and captions in both
Dutch and English.
Decals: High quality
decals with minimum carrier film; includes both 1/72 and 1/48 on one
sheet and 1/32 scale on the other; interesting and varied subjects.
||Minimal decal instructions means
that the book will be necessary for placement
Highly Recommended to WWII FAA enthusiasts and modellers.
Reviewed by Brett Green
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The sixth release in the Dutch Profile series is "Dutchies in the Fleet Air
Arm". This book (or perhaps booklet would be a better description considering
its slight 14 pages) covers a selection of Dutch pilots and their aircraft in
service with the British Fleet Air Arm during the Second World War.
This small group of pilots received their wings in 1943 and made
contributions to the war effort in the Atlantic, Pacific and SEAC from June 1944
until victory over Japan.
The 14 pages provides background text on six specific pilots presented in
both Dutch and English. Each pilot's text profile is supported by wartime
photographs plus full colour four view illustrations of their aircraft. The
selection of aircraft includes Hellcats, Corsairs, Spitfires and even a
The photos and profiles are excellent.
Once again, Dutch Profile is offering decals to tie-in with this book.
The decals are available separately. For the first time, two sheets are
offered - one with 1/72 and 1/48 scale markings, and the second with a more
limited selection of 1/32 scale subjects from the book.
Subjects on the 1/72 & 1/48 scale sheet are:
Hellcat II JX860* in overall Gloss Sea Blue
Hellcat II JX701* and JX688 both in Dark
Slate Grey and Extra Dark Sea Grey over Sky
Hellcat I JX730 and JV111* both in Dark Slate
Grey and Extra Dark Sea Grey over Sky
Corsair Mk.IV KD803* in overall Gloss Sea
Those subjects marked with an asterisk * are included on the 1/32 scale
The decals are produced to the same high standard as Dutch Decals earlier
releases, with thin carrier film and perfect registration.
Instructions are limited to a single page, with text descriptions in Dutch
and English, and an outboard view of a wing tip. You will need to buy the the
book in order to paint your model and place the decals.
I really do like the recent trend of specific subject reference books tying
up with a simultaneous decal release. This "one-stop shop" style of reference
and markings is very useful to modellers, especially in niche subject areas such
DutchProfile's "Dutchies in the Fleet Air Arm" is an interesting
account of an otherwise underexposed corner of aviation, and will be welcomed by
FAA fans and Dutch Aviation buffs alike.
Timing is great too, with new Hellcat kits recently released or due in both
1/32 and 1/48 scale (from Trumpeter and Eduard respectively).
The separately available decals are the icing on the cake for modellers of
1/32, 1/48 or 1/72 scale kits.
Thanks to Luuk from Dutch
Profile for the review samples.
Dutch Decals and DutchProfile
Publications are available online from the
Dutch Profile website and many retailers and online hobby outlets worldwide
Review Copyright © 2007 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 04 November, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007
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