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Milestone Aircraft

Iliad Design, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Iliad Design Item No. 72010 - Milestone Aircraft

Scale:

1/72

Contents & Media

Decals for five subjects, colour-printed painting and markings guide

Price:

Available on-line from Iliad Design for Can$12.00 and these Iliad Design stockists may have the sheet in due course: Hannants for £8.00 and Squadron for US$12.00.

Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Good production quality.

Disadvantages:

No colour cross-references to FS-595 or model paint ranges.

Conclusions:

This is a simple and well-produced set of decals. The milestone concept will appeal to some out of its own significance, or simply for being something a bit different.


Reviewed by Mark Davies


Iliad Design's Milestone Aircraft is available online from Squadron.

 

F i r s t L o o k

 

This set addresses production milestones for five American classic aircraft of WW2. It is as good an excuse as any to for marking s that are just that bit different, and also that can be realistically worn by a model with a pristine factory-fresh finish if wished.

 

 

The decals come supplied in an A5-sized zip-lock plastic bag with the folded instructions providing the bag-art. The colour instructions clearly indicate markings placement. They provide USAAF paint names like Olive Drab and Neutral Gary, but no cross-reference to FS-595 or model paint ranges; although “Ford Engine Red” from the Model Master range is recommended for the P-38. The decals have very good registration and appear to offer good opacity. Each scheme on the sheet has its full complement of national insignia, but no stencilling is included.

 

 

The subjects covered by this sheet are:

  • B-24H, 252283, the 1,000th Liberator to roll off Ford’s Willow Run assembly line.

  • B-17G, 238113, the 1,000th Flying Fortress to be built at the Douglas Aircraft Plant in California.

  • P-38, 423296 “Yippee”, the 5,000th Lightning built.

  • P-47D-30, 420441, “10 Grand Thunderbolt”, the 10.000th Thunderbolt built.

  • F6F-5, “10,000th Hellcat”, as the name says….

In each case some brief additional service history is provided, along with the fate of each airframe.

 

 

C o n c l u s i o n

 

This is a simple and well-produced set of decals. The milestone concept will appeal to some out of its own significance, or simply for being something a bit different.

Recommended.

Thanks to Iliad Design for this sample.


Text and Images Copyright 2013 by Mark Davies
This Page Created on 15 May, 2013
Last updated 15 May, 2013

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