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Macchi C.205
Black Cat Veltros

Chris Busbridge Decals, 1/32 scales

Summary

Catalogue Number:

Chris Busbridge Decals Item No. CB32001 - Macchi 205 Black Cat Veltros

Scale:

1/32

Contents and Media:

Waterslide decals plus instructions

Price:

USD$14.99 available online from Stormo Magazine website
and from Hannants, Freightdog, Cammett and Fantasy Printshop

Review Type:

FirstLook

Advantages:

Excellent colour saturation; perfect register; thin carrier film

Disadvantages:

Very little colour scheme detail Production limited to 120 sheets

Conclusion:

First rate research and top quality decals

Reviewed by Mick Evans


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FirstLook

 

This release from Chris Busbridge titled “I Veltro Del Gatto Nero (Black Cat Veltros)” provides decals for six aircraft including three Regia Aeronautica and three Co-Belligerante schemes. 

The sheet is designed by Italian aircraft enthusiast Maurizio Di Terlizzi for use with the new Pacific Coast Models 1/32 scale Macchi C.205 Veltro kit. 

The decals are superbly printed by Fantasy Print Shop and have excellent colour saturation and register.  The carrier film is ultra thin and my experience with Fantasy Print Shop in the past has been that the decals handle easily and snuggle down into the surface detail nicely.  The carrier film then almost totally disappears under a coat of clear.

 

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The decal sheet has much improved fasces and Savoy Crests than the markings provided by Pacific Coast Models in their Veltro kit but the production run is only limited to 120 sheets.

The instruction sheet is printed in colour and is to be used in conjunction with the Pacific Coast instructions for wing decal placement.  An essential reference for building the Veltro is Maurizio Di Terlizzi’s new Squadron Signal Walkaround on the Macchi 205 Veltro.

Thanks to Chris Busbridge for the sample.


Text and Images Copyright 2009 by Mick Evans
Page Created 27 April, 2009
Last updated 28 April, 2009

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