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Avro Shackleton Pt.3
Nose Art AEW.2s

Xtradecal,1/72 scale



Catalogue Number and Price:

Xtradecal Item No. X72272 - Avro Shackleton Pt.3 Nose Art AEW.2s


GBP 8.33 (Export)

GBP 9.99 (EU price) plus shipping available online from Hannants



Contents and Media:

Two full size waterslide decal sheets plus instructions and notes

Review Type:



Interesting way to customise your Revell kit; high quality decals; full colour instructions; interesting markings and nose art.




An unusual theme and high quality decals. Highly Recommended.

Reviewed by Brett Green

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Xtradecal released two 1/72 scale decal sets covering the Avro Shackleton in late 2015. Tonight I am examining a new third instalment.

This time, all of the subjects are the AEW.2 variant - the subject of the Revell kit - and each features nose art from 8 Sqn named after the Herbs or Magic Roundabout children's TV characters.

A whopping 12 aircraft are covered.

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All are finished in overall Dark Sea Grey.

Details are as follows:

  • WL741 41 'PC Knapweed'/'Basil';

  • WL745 46 'Sage';

  • WL747 48 'Florence';

  • WL754 54 'Paul';

  • WL756 56 'Mr Rusty'/'Snoopy';

  • WL757 57/8 'Brian';

  • WL790 90/8 'Mr McHenry'/'Zebedee';

  • WL793 93 'Ermintrude'/'Dylan';

  • WL795 95 'Rosalie'/ 'Zebedee';

  • WR960 60 'Dougal';

  • WR963 63/8 'Ermintrude'/Parsley';

  • WR965 65 'Dill'/Rosalie

Two full sets of national markings are supplied.

Instructions for the decal sheet are in full colour across two folded A4 sheets. Both side plus upper and lower views are provided for all aircraft. Stencils are not included.



Colour notes are supplied, along with model paint callouts for Xtracolor enamels and Xtracrylix acrylics.

The two full sized decal sheets are beautifully printed and feature thin carrier film. One sheet carries national markings, yellow walkway lines, Royal Air Force lettering, small numbers, serials and nose art, while the second sheet covers the large white-oulined red serials.



It's great to see that Hannants once again providing interesting marking options for a recent release. The alternative markings will be welcomed by RAF modellers.

Highly Recommended.

Purchased by the review from Hannants

Xtradecals are available online from Hannants' website

Review Text Copyright © 2017 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 16 May, 2017
Last updated 16 May, 2017

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