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November Hueys

MAW-Decals, 1/35 scale

Summary

Catalogue Number:

MAW Decals 35-MAW-001 - November Hueys

Scale:

1/35

Contents and Media:

Two sheets of waterslide decals plus instructions and notes

Price:

USD$11.99 plus postage available online from MAW Decals

Review Type:

FirstLook

Advantages:

Good colour saturation; perfect register; thin carrier film; excellent colour instruction sheet; linked to comprehensive reference on MAW website

Disadvantages:

 

Conclusion:

Provides excellent quality decals and reference for three Hueys in service with the USMC.

Reviewed by Rodger Kelly


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FirstLook

 

Creighton Henthorn Jr. of MAW – Decals continues to delight the fans of U.S. military rotary wing aviation with this latest release.

This sheet also marks their initial foray into 1/35 scale and it provides markings for three Bell UH-1Ns of the United States Marine Corps.

 

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The details of the individual options are as follows:

  • Bureau Number 159194 of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 263 (HMM-263) The Thunderchickens” as she appeared in 2004.  This option as well as the other two on the sheet is finished in Federal Standard 35237 dark blue grey over Federal Standard 36375 light ghost grey with her markings are all in lo-viz grey.  As with the vast majority of USMC aircraft she is fairly non-descript apart from a dragon’s head unit emblem on her engine cowling scoop.
  • Bureau Number 160459 of Marine Light/Attack Helicopter Squadron-167
    (HML/A-167) “The Warriors” from April 2005.  Another non-descript machine with the exception of a red and black checker board unit marking on both sides of her tail boom.
  • The final option is Bureau Number 160438, another HML/A-167 machine this time from February, 2005.  More of the same with this one, low-viz grey with lo-viz grey markings.

The decals themselves have been printed by Cartograf and are top quality indeed.  Everything on my sample is in perfect register and there is an absolute minimum of carrier film surrounding each design – less chance of silvering!!  Each option gets its own set of stencil data, slime lights and national insignia which means you can build all three options on the sheet without recourse to your decal bank. 

Whilst there is no recommendation as to what kit to use, the only one that I know of in 1/35 scale is the Panda one.

The placement guide/information sheets – two of them – are A-4 in size and printed on good quality glossy paper.  You get full colour left and right hand side profiles of each option as well as individual upper and lower surface plan views.

This is another excellent sheet from MAW-Decals.  It provides you with good quality markings for three November Hueys in 1/35 scale that will surely enhance the Panda UH-1N kit.


 

Footnote

MAW – Decals website offers large, clear and sharp reference pics of both options to assist you in finishing your chosen option.  The HML/A-167 option page is at http://www.mawdecals.com/Reference/HMLA167.html

whilst the HMM-263 option is at http://www.mawdecals.com/Reference/HMM263.html

 

Thanks to MAW Decals for the review sample.

 


Text and Images Copyright 2009 by Rodger Kelly
This Page Created on 20 May, 2009
Last updated 27 May, 2009

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