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Potez 25
Europe and America

Azur-FRROM, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number, Description and Price

Azur-FRROM Item No. FROX04 - Potez 25 Europe and America

GBP£14.99 EU Price (GBP£12.48 Export Price) plus shipping available online from Hannants

and specialist hobby retailers online and worldwide.

Contents and Media: One decal sheet; instructions
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Well-researched and documented schemes and markings, beautifully printed decals and an interesting variety of aircraft.
Disadvantages: None noted.
Conclusion: A terrific variety of alternative schemes for the three kits of the the Potez 25 offered by Special Hobby and Frrom. Such a hugely produced and widely used aircraft deserves to be treated with this quality of alternatives. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Graham Carter

FirstLook

 

This interesting sheet is designed for the Special Hobby kit SH72407 and Frrom-Azur kits FR0037 and FR0038, and offers a great set of unusual and well-researched alternatives to the decals in the kits.

The Potez 25 was a French twin-seat, single-engine sesqui-plane designed during the 1920s and sold to a large number of air forces, small and large all around the planet, and used by many until the 1940s in some cases. Some 4000 of these planes were built so the available schemes are numerous and the two sheets offer a variety of them.

The vast majority were painted French dark green overall, usually with the engine panels and sometimes over nose areas left in natural metal.

The decals are beautifully printed with excellent colour, density and register and minimal carrier film to trim. No application notes are given but I would imagine that all the usual advice would apply - gloss surface, some decal setter, warm water, soft towel etc, etc.

 

 

All aircraft are well referenced and researched with construction and modification notes given where needed. Each subject is accompanied by a reference to books, articles or websites - many of these are in French.

The package comes with a 12-page black and white A5 booklet of instruction .

The subjects on sheet FROX04 are:

1. Five from Aeropostale and were used in South America - F-AJDX, F-AJDY (two schemes), F-AJZS and F-AJDZ. All were painted silver-white.

2. Four from Uruguay - BI-2, BI-5 , White 8 and White 1 in overall green with metal cowlings

3. Paraguay - White 3 in overall green - kit FR0037,

4. Greece - Sigma 4 overall green with sand patches as camouflage, and Sigma 14 in overall green, using kit FR0038

5. Poland - 42-68 , white 4

6. French Levant - a green. metal finished one using kit SH72407,

7. Croisiere Noire - one using SH72407, and finally

8. Aeronautique Naval , one aircraft using FR0037.

This sheet offers an amazing variety of users and if this aircraft rocks your boat then the sheets will present you with weeks or months of modelling happiness.

 

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Paint schemes are simple (green overall with metal cowlings) and the clear instructions tell you exactly what has to be modified for each choice.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Azur FRROM for the sample.


Review Text Copyright 2021 by Graham Carter
Page Created 6 October, 2021
Last updated 7 October, 2021

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