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||ED-48107 - Korean War US Marine
||available in 1/72 and 1/48 scales
|Contents and Media:
||1 x full sized decal sheet; 1 x
smaller decal sheet; glossy double-sided instruction
1/72 scale £4.11
1/48 scale £5.99
both available online from Fantasy Printshop
||Excellent range of options; superbly
printed; very high quality detailed
||Conversion required to backdate to
Reviewed by Rodger Kelly
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the second of the two new sheets from Euro Decals covering the Douglas Skyraider
in the Korean War. The sheet provides markings for three United States Marine
on the sheet wear the camouflage finish of the era, overall glossy sea blue.
the individual machines as follows:
AD-3, Bureau number 122743, belonging to
VMA-121 based at Pohang
(K-3) Korea in 1951.
AD-2Q, Bureau number 122386, of VMC-1 at Seoul
in December of 1952.
AD-3 Bureau number 122733 of VMA-212 at Pohang
in 1952. A little different from the other two options, this one sports white
tips to its fin and rudder and wings as well as the front of it’s propeller
As it does
with the sheet covering the United States Navy Skyraiders, Euro Decals
recommends the Tamiya, Italeri and Monogram kits in 1/48 scale with the word
“backdated” listed against them. You need to understand that if you want to
model any of the options on this sheet you will be required to do to a fair bit
of work. Whilst some of the tasks are fairly simple, the removal of the
anti-collision beacon on the fin, the antennae on the spine etc, the main task
you will be faced with is the removal of the armour plate from the forward
fuselage and undersides of the wing, a fairly long process which will consume
much time and sandpaper.
material/placement guides are in the form of two A-4 sized sheets with separate
page for each option that shows left and right hand side profiles with plan
views of the upper and lower surfaces of each wing in colour.
Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:
themselves have been printed by Fantasy Printshop. They are all in perfect
register and whilst not thick, appear to be opaque enough to survive being
applied over a glossy sea blue painted airframe without any bleed-through.
Whilst there is no stencil data, there are two sets of national insignia
and support sheets come packed in a clear plastic zip-loc bag.
The sheet is
also available in 1/72 scale as sheet number 72-107.
This is a
nice companion to Euro Decals’ earlier United States Navy Skyraiders sheet.
Thanks to Euro Decals for the review sample
Euro Decals are
available online via Fanstasy Printshop's website
Review Copyright © 2007 by Rodger Kelly
Page Created 04 June, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007
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