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de Havilland DH.82a Tiger Moth Part 2 - Civil Schemes & Part 3 - Overseas Operators

Xtradecal, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number, Description and Scale:

X72204 – DH.82a Tiger Moth Part 2 Civil Schemes

X72205 – DH.82a Tiger Moth Part 3 Overseas Operators

Scale:

1/72

Contents & Media

Decals with colour-printed painting & markings guide:

X72204 – Nine subjects, and

X72205 – Fourteen subjects.

Price:

Each available on-line from Hannants for £6.66 plus postage:

X72204 – Part 2 Civil Schemes

X72205 – Part 3 Overseas Operators

Review Type:

First Look

Advantages:

Excellent production quality, great value.

Disadvantages:

None noted

Conclusion:

These are superbly produced decals. They provide a wide range of interesting and attractive options for Airfix’s new-tool Tiger Moth; or indeed any other brand of DH.82 kit such as AZ Model’s and Pavla’s - Highly recommended.


Reviewed by Mark Davies


Xtradecal's 1/72 scale DH.82a Tiger Moth Pt.1 is available online from Squadron.com

F i r s t L o o k

 

It’s no surprise that Xtradecal should release some more decal sets to coincide with Airfix’s release of their new tool Dh.82a Tiger Moth kit; having already released DH 82a Tiger Moth Part 1 covering the RAF, FAA & Commonwealth (reviewed here on HyperScale in April this year).  

The Tiger Moth served with a wide variety of operators and offers the possibility of many different colour schemes. As is apparent from the titles, the two latest releases cover civil schemes and overseas operators (non-British Commonwealth military users).

Both sets are most welcome.


 

The Decals

Parts 2 and 3 cover nine and fourteen options respectively; all are quite eye-catching with a wide variety of finishes covered. Their arrival for review coincided with my own Airfix Tiger Moth about to enter the paint shop, which has led to a conundrum for me, as I had just finally resolved which option I would use from Xtradecal’s DH 82a Part 1, but now have to start over because of the appealing choices on offer form Parts 2 & 3!

 

  • Xtradecal 1/72 scale de Havilland DH.82a Tiger Moth Part 2 - Civil Schemes & Part 3 - Overseas Opera: Image
  • Xtradecal 1/72 scale de Havilland DH.82a Tiger Moth Part 2 - Civil Schemes & Part 3 - Overseas Opera: Image
  • Xtradecal 1/72 scale de Havilland DH.82a Tiger Moth Part 2 - Civil Schemes & Part 3 - Overseas Opera: Image
  • Xtradecal 1/72 scale de Havilland DH.82a Tiger Moth Part 2 - Civil Schemes & Part 3 - Overseas Opera: Image
  • Xtradecal 1/72 scale de Havilland DH.82a Tiger Moth Part 2 - Civil Schemes & Part 3 - Overseas Opera: Image
  • Xtradecal 1/72 scale de Havilland DH.82a Tiger Moth Part 2 - Civil Schemes & Part 3 - Overseas Opera: Image
  • Xtradecal 1/72 scale de Havilland DH.82a Tiger Moth Part 2 - Civil Schemes & Part 3 - Overseas Opera: Image
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Both sets come supplied in Xtradecal’s usual A5 polythene zip-lock bag. The instructions are nicely produced in colour, and clearly indicate markings placement. A brief note regarding the aircraft and its airfield or station location is given for each subject. Unsurprisingly, a list of Xtracolor paint codes is also provided for the colours required. The decals look to be superbly printed and with excellent colour density. The overall quality and number of subjects provided represent great value in my view.

 

 

The civil subjects covered by Part 2 are:

  • ZK-BFH Croydon Aircraft Works Manderfield Airfield New Zealand 2006 Yellow/Silver;

  • G-APMX K.B.Palmer, Popham, Hants 1980 Yellow/Silver;

  •  G-ANEZ Isle of Wight Gliding Club 1969 Red/Silver;

  • G-ANEN Berkshire 2009 Red/Silver;

  • G-ADVZ Scottish Aviation 12ERFTS, Prestwick, 1935 Orange/Silver;

  • G-ADOF Airwork/11ERFTS Perth, Scotland 1936 White/Silver;

  • G-AELB Liverpool Aero Club 1939 Yellow/Silver;

  • G-ADJJ Magister Flying Group, Woodley 1939 Blue/Silver; and

  • G-ANOD Ipswich 1954 Overall Black.

 

 

And the overseas military operators covered by Part 3 are:

  • S-11 Flyveskolen Kongelige Danske Flyveva bnet, Denmark 1930, overall Silver;

  • 2-1-2 Forca Aerea Brasileira, Brazil 1935 overall Silver;

  • DE745 “ Dorothy” 353rd Fighter Gp, USAAF Goxhill, N.Lincs 1943 Dk.Earth/Dk.Green/Yellow;

  • T-2 Belgisch Militaire Vliegwezen, Belgium 1950, overall Silver;

  • 002/V Koninklijke Marine, Netherlands 1950s overall Yellow;

  • DE-832/9 French Pilots School, Armee de l’Air, France 1948 Dk.Earth/Dk.Green/Yellow;

  • 152 Imperial Iranian AF 1938-39; overall Silver;

  • 107 Forca Aerea Portuguese 1937-40 Dark Blue/Yellow;

  • 53 SK.11 Flygvapnet 1932 Red/Yellow;

  • No 5 Escadrille 2/595 Vichy French AF, Indochina 1941 overall Silver with Yellow/Red nose;

  • Poland 1939, overall Olive Green;

  • 133 Haerens Flyvapen, Norway 1930s, overall Dk.Green;

  • 30.107 Gruppo 30, Aviacon Nacional, Makaga, Spain 1930s overall Lt Grey RLM63; and

  • PG-712/2 Koninklijke Luchtmacht, Netherlands 1946 Dk.Earth/Dk.Green/Yellow.

 

 

 

C o n c l u s i o n

 

These are superbly produced decals. They provide a wide range of interesting and attractive options for Airfix’s new-tool Tiger Moth; or indeed any other brand of DH.82 kit such as AZ Model’s and Pavla’s.

Highly recommended.

Thanks to Hannants for this sample.


 

Text and Images Copyright 2014 by Mark Davies
This Page Created on 19 August, 2014
Last updated 20 August, 2014

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