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Royal Netherlands Naval Air Service
TBM Avenger

 

Dutch Profile, 1/72 & 1/48 scales

 

Summary

Catalogue Number:

Dutch Profile DDPS7072 & DDPS7048

Royal Netherlands Naval Air Service TBM Avenger

Scale:

avaiable in 1/72 and 1/48 scales

Contents and Media:

Waterslide decals for six aircraft plus profiles, instructions and notes

Price:

15,00 Euro available online from Dutchprofile website

Review Type:

FirstLook

Advantages:

Good colour saturation; perfect register; thin carrier film

Disadvantages:

Recommendation:

Recommended


Reviewed by Mick Evans


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FirstLook


This is an excellent decal sheet produced by Dutch Profile depicting the TBM Avenger in the Royal Netherlands Naval Air Service.

The decals are available in either 1/72 scale (DDPS7072) or 1/48 scale (DDPS7048). 

 

 

The decals are superbly printed with good colour saturation and excellent register.  As usual the carrier film is ultra thin and my experience with Dutch Profile decals that I have used in the past is that the decals have to be handled carefully and snuggle down into the surface detail well.  I always use decal setting solution but this is might not be necessary for everyone.  The carrier film then almost totally disappears under a coat of clear.

All of the data decals are provided so you do not need to use any kit decals.

This sheet is complimented by the excellent publication on the TBM Avenger by Dutch Decals.

Decals are provided for ten aircraft as follows:

  1. TBM-3W2 Avenger SNo P-119 of 2 Sqn Royal Netherlands Navy.  This aircraft is finished in overall Gloss Sea Blue AN 623.

  2. TBM-3E2 Avenger SNo U-32 of 1 Sqn Royal Netherlands Navy.  This aircraft is finished in overall Gloss Sea Blue AN 623.

  3. TBM-3E2 Avenger SNo 070 of 1 Sqn Royal Netherlands Navy.  This aircraft is finished in overall Gloss Sea Blue AN 623.

  4. TBM-3S2 Avenger SNo A-12 of 2 Sqn Royal Netherlands Navy.  This aircraft is finished in Gloss Extra Dark Sea Gray upper surfaces and Gloss Sky under surfaces.

  5. TBM-3S2 Avenger SNo A-14 of 2 Sqn Royal Netherlands Navy.  This aircraft is finished in Gloss Extra Dark Sea Gray upper surfaces and Gloss Sky under surfaces.

  6. TBM-3W2 Avenger SNo P-111 of 2 Sqn Royal Netherlands Navy.  This aircraft is finished in Gloss Extra Dark Sea Gray upper surfaces and Gloss Sky under surfaces.

  7. TBM-3W2 Avenger SNo P-112 of 2 Sqn Royal Netherlands Navy.  This aircraft is finished in Gloss Extra Dark Sea Gray upper surfaces and Gloss Sky under surfaces.

  8. TBM-3S2 Avenger SNo 038 of 2 Sqn Royal Netherlands Navy.  This aircraft is finished in Gloss Extra Dark Sea Gray upper surfaces and Gloss Sky under surfaces.

  9. TBM-3W2 Avenger SNo 056 of 2 Sqn Royal Netherlands Navy.  This aircraft is finished in Gloss Extra Dark Sea Gray upper surfaces and Gloss Sky under surfaces.

Highly Recommended

Thanks to Luuk from Dutch Profile for the review sample.


Review Copyright 2008 by Mick Evans
This Page Created on 16 May, 2008
Last updated 16 May, 2008

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