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Balkan Hueys

Balkan Models, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Balkan Models Item No. BM-7208 - Balkan Hueys

Scale:

1/72

Contents & Media:

Waterslide decals with colours & markings guide.

Price:

Available on-line from these stockists:

(I only listed those I found with an English option so please see here for a complete list of distributors.)

Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Well produced and presented, excellent paint cross-referencing.

Disadvantages:

None apparent.

Conclusion:

Well-produced and presented decals. Recommended to those wishing to model Balkan Hueys in 1/72-scale.


Reviewed by Mark Davies


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F i r s t L o o k

 

These are the first Balkan Models decals I have reviewed that are not markings for the former Yugoslavia’s air force. Instead they cover six subjects from various nations that emerged following its breakup, these being:

  • Bell 212 Serbian Police,

  • Bell UH-1H Bosnian & Croat Federation Air Force,

  • Bell 412 Slovenian Air Force,

  • Bell 212 Croatian Police,

  • Bell 212 Macedonian Police, and

  • Bell UH-1D Macedonian Air force.


 

The Decals

The decals are supplied in an A-5 plastic zip-lock bag along with a single fold out sheet that provides eight A-5 sized glossy colour pages.

 

 

Each of the six subjects is covered by a coloured 4-view painting & markings guide that details each helicopter’s unit and the location that it served from. These guides are very nicely produced, and clearly indicate decal locations.

Paint colours at first appear to be generically described, but when the colour key is related to the paint chart on the last page of the instructions they are cross-referenced to FS-595 & RAL codes, as well as a most helpful listing of paint numbers for the following brands:

  • Revell,

  • Humbrol,

  • Model Master,

  • Tamiya,

  • Vallejo MC, and

  • Vallejo AC.

 

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The decals look well printed with good colour density and registration.

 

 

C o n c l u s i o n

 

These decals should appeal to modelers of small or obscure air forces and police services, and of course those interested in the Balkan nations covered. The product and presentation is very good, with a very thorough cross-referencing of colours to paint systems and brand ranges - Definitely recommended.

Thanks to Balkan Models  for the review sample.


Text and Images Copyright 2012 by Mark Davies
This Page Created on 22 February, 2012
Last updated 23 February, 2012

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