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Tiltrotor Teufelshunde

Flying Leathernecks Decals, 1/48 scale

 

Summary

Catalogue Number:

Flying Leatherneck Decals 48012 - Tiltrotor Teufelshunde

Scale:

1/48

Contents and Media:

Waterslide decals; instructions and background text and information on CD

Price:

USD$20.00 from Orion Scale Models / Flying Leathernecks Decals website
also currently available from:
Squadron
Hannants

Sprue Brothers

Review Type:

FirstLook

Advantages:

High quality decals; ample instructions and outstanding support material

Disadvantages:

 

Recommendation:

Everything you need to produce an accurate model of a current operational USMC V-22 apart from the kit! 


Reviewed by Rodger Kelly


Flying Leatherneckss' Tiltrotor Teufelshunde Decals are available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstLook

 

Wow!  That was my first thought when our fearless editor handed me the latest release from Dave Roof’s Flying Leatherneck Decals.

I was impressed for a couple of reasons, firstly with the sheer size of the sheet and secondly with the fact that I was finally seeing decals for operational Bell/Boeing V-22 Ospreys operated by the United States Marine Corps (USMC).

 

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All of the options on the sheet are finished in a tri-colour camouflage scheme comprising Federal Standard (FS) 35237 medium grey, FS36320 dark ghost grey, and FS36375 light ghost grey   Markings are provided for ten different machines in all the details of each are as follows:

  • Bureau number 166687, belonging to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162 (VMM-162) Golden Eagles, and based at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River, North Carolina in 2006.  Wearing a Modex of 00 and a full colour unit marking on the vertical stabilisers indicate that the machine was assigned the unit’s Commanding Officer.
  • Bureau number 166388, modex 14, VMM-162, MCAS New River in 2006. More of the same except that all of the markings are in lo-viz greys.
  • Bureau number 166732, modex 01 of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 (VMM-261) Raging Bulls, based at MCAS New River in 2008.
  • Bureau number 165944 modex 13, VMM-261, MCAS New River in 2008
  • Bureau number 166390, modex 14, VMM-261, MCAS New River in 2008
  • Bureau number 165852, modex 00, Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 (VMM-263) Thunder Chickens at Al Asad Air Base, northern Iraq circa 2007/2008.  The CO's aircraft but lacking any colour in its markings at all.
  • Bureau number 166497, modex 07, VMM-263, at Al Asad Air Base, 2007/2008.
  • Bureau number 166496, modex 10, VMM-263, Al Asad Air Base, 2007/2008.
  • Bureau number 166485, modex 00, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Training Squadron 204 (VMMT-204) Raptors, MCAS New River in 2007.
  • Bureau number 166493, modex 01, Marine Tiltrotor Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron Twenty-Two (VMX-22) Argonauts, MCAS New River in 2008

As mentioned above, this is a big sheet indeed it measures a tad less than 22 inches wide and just over 11 inches high and it needs to be to carry the makings for ten machines as well as two complete sets of national insignia and stencil data.  The decals are of the silk screen printed type and have been produced by Cartograf. 

As we have seen with some of the previous releases by Flying Leathernecks, the sheet comes with a compact disc (CD) that carries full colour placement/painting guides for each of the options in both Adobe PDF and JPEG formats.   The CD also carries a multitude of walk-around type detail images of a variety of different V-22s.  These are large, clear full colour digital images and as far as I am concerned the CD alone is worth the price of entry such is its value to a modeller who wants to detail their 1/48 scale V-22.

The decal sheet and the CD come packed in a suitably large clear plastic zip-loc bag along with a thin cardboard header to keep the decal sheet from creasing.

This sheet provides everything you need to produce an accurate model of a current operational USMC V-22 apart from the kit!  Flying Leatherneck’s products are great and just seem to be getting better.

 

Thanks to Flying Leathernecks Decals for the review sample.


Review Copyright 2008 by Rodger Kelly
This Page Created on 5 February, 2008
Last updated 5 February, 2008

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