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Fieseler Fi-156 Storch

Mike Grant Decals

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description: Mike Grant Decals 48008 - Fieseler Fi-156 Storch
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: 1 sheet of screen printed waterslide decals; 1 sheet of artwork.
Price: USD$10.00 available online from Mike Grant Decals' website
Review Type: First Look.
Advantages: Perfect timing for Tamiya's gorgeous new kit; good clarity and detail; waterslide silk screen decals.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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F i r s t   L o o k

 

In late 2001, Mike Grant produced two ALPS printed decal sheets for Fieseler Storch kits in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scales.

Now, Mike has produced a new Storch sheet in 1/48 scale using screen printing technology. This means that the each marking is separate on the sheet, and may be applied in the same manner as kit decals with no further preparation required. The markings will be less susceptible to scratching and handling damage than ALPS decals too.

Best of all though, the timing is perfect for Tamiya's brand new and beautiful 1/48 scale Fi 156 C Storch kit.

This new sheet features four highlights from the earlier two:

Mike Grant's sheet number 48008 includes the following subjects:

  • A Bulgarian Storch in 71 Green upper surfaces and 76 Light Blue lower surfaces with a yellow cowl and rudder.

  • A captured Storch in desert markings, with roughly painted British roundels and a camouflage scheme comprising a squiggle of RLM 76 Light Blue over RLM 79 Sand.

  • A yellow and red Swiss aircraft. Alternate markings are offered with a white nose and wing stripes.

  • A Storch acting as a Squadron hack for a Night Fighter unit, as suggested by the famous Englandblitz emblem on the cowl.

The decals are thin, crisply printed and in perfect register. Instructions are supplied on a single sheet, and placement diagrams are in full colour.

The Swiss option is also available separately as a 1/32 scale decal sheet from Mike Grant Decals.

 

Conclusion

 

These decals will be an ideal way to customise your Tamiya 1/48 scale Storch, but will be equally appropriate for any old ESCI kit lurking out there.

Recommended.

Thanks to Mike Grant Decals for the review sample


Mike Grant Decals are available from his website


Review Copyright 2007 by Brett Green
Page Created 31 December, 2007
Last updated 31 December, 2007

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