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Brits at Sea Pt.II

Freightdog Models, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y :  

Catalogue Number:

Freightdog Models Item No. FSD72015 - Brits at Sea Pt.II

Scale:

1/72

Contents & Media

Waterslide decals for nine subjects with colour scheme & placement guides.   

Price:

Available on-line from these stockists: Freightdog Models for £9.00 and Hannants for £7.50.

Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Superb quality decals, good colour guides and attractive subjects.

Disadvantages:

None worth mentioning.

Conclusions:

This is a quality package with superb decals and good colour scheme and placement guides. The FAA subject selections are, I think, appealing ones for the period covered by the sheet - Definitely recommended.


Reviewed by Mark Davies


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F i r s t L o o k

 

The Freightdog Models brand should be well known to many for its range of kits, conversions, accessories and decals covering things British. Having just finished a series of FAA builds over the past year I was starting to move on to other subject areas; but now I must confess that I am tempted to return having been sent the decal sheet I am reviewing here.

 

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It represents a selection of FAA types in service from 1948-55 with some attractive schemes chosen. The decals come in the almost universal A5-sized zip-lock bag along with six folded A4 pages of colour scheme and placement guides. These are attractive, crisply printed in colour, and provide plenty of paint cross-reference information. This consists of both BS381C and FS 595 codes, and colour numbers from the Humbrol, Xtracolour, Xtracrylix, Lifecolour, and Modelmaster paint ranges. Apparently the screen-print run is limited to 200 sheets.

The options covered by this set are:

  • Seafire Mk.XV SR572 '112/CH' 1832 NAS 1949;

  • Seafire Mk.17 SX311 '179/JB' 736 NAS 1949;

  • Seafire Mk.46 LA545 '110/CH' 1832 NAS 1948;

  • Anson Mk.I DJ331 '606/G' ATS Hamble 1952;

  • Avenger AS.5 XB443 '384/C' 814 NAS 1954;

  • Avenger TBM-3E XB320 '358/GN' 815 NAS 1952;

  • Skyraider AEW.1 WT960 '316/CU' 849 NAS 1955;

  • Sea Fury FB.11 WG629 '136/T' 807 NAS 1952; and

  • Attacker FB.2 WZ300 '161' 718 NAS 1955.

To my eye the decals seem to be perfectly registered, and appear to have good colour density too. A sensible amount of fine stenciling is provided where applicable. I was unsure about two thin solid yellow lines that are within the two sections of sheet for the Avengers as these do not seem to be numbered on mentioned in the colour guides.

 

 

Freightdog Models’ website mentions to expect a slight delay in delivery due to a small correction being needed. I am guessing from Hannants site that this erratum concerns the under-wing serials for the Seafire F.46 LA545 as they show these two codes on their own small sheet, unlike my sample.

 

 

C o n c l u s i o n

 

This is a quality package with superb decals and good colour scheme and placement guides. The FAA subject selections are, I think, appealing ones for the period covered by the sheet - Definitely recommended.

Thanks to Freightdog Models for the review samples.


Text and Images Copyright 2013 by Mark Davies
This Page Created on 20 March, 2013
Last updated 20 March, 2013

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