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Mark 1 Ltd Dozen Set

Messerschmitt Me 210 / 410

Colours & Markings

 

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

MKD72010 & MKD48010
Mark 1 Ltd Dozen Set
Messerschmitt Me 210 / 410 Colours & Markings

Scale:

1/72 & 1/48 (one scale per booklet)

Contents & Media

1 x 28-page A-4 landscape format Booklet & Decals for 12 subjects

Price:

Available on-line from:

And should be with the other stockists listed towards the end of this review.

Review Type:

First Look

Advantages:

A handy all-in-one reference and decal package for those who have several Me 210 and/or Me 410 kits to build or as a group buy. Should also appeal to decal collectors because of the attractive high quality format.

Disadvantages:

Relatively expensive if all you want is decals for one or two models.

Conclusions:

Excellent production quality, clear walk-around colour photos, and decals for 12 attractive schemes to choose from that are supported by photo evidence.


Reviewed by Mark Davies


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FirstLook

 

Mark 1 Ltd’s “Dozen Set” Colours & Markings format is well-established and familiar to many. The format consists of a very nicely produced A4 landscape booklet and decals for a dozen different aircraft of the type covered. It has an attractive front cover, whilst the rear cover has colour profiles of the 12 schemes the booklet provides colour plans and decals for. Decals for the schemes are available in different scales to suit commonly available kits of the subject (so make sure you order the correct product code for your chosen scale).

 

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Inside consists of two pages dedicated to each of the 12 colour schemes. The first page for each set of markings has a photograph of the subject scheme and some brief notes concerning its background. Also on this same page are walk-around photos of a museum example and/or photos of service aircraft. The second page on each scheme has clearly printed and attractive 4-view colour plans. The last three pages of the book have clear colour close-up photos of a ME 410B-2, with an emphasis on the cockpit. These are good shots, but the cockpit walls are a blue-green colour rather then the expected RLM66 (although other parts of the cockpit are the expected grey colour). So I guess at the example photographed may have had an inaccurate restoration at some point, despite many of the components appearing unrestored. This is not a criticism of Mark 1, as obviously Me 410’s are thin on the ground these days!

 

 

The 12 schemes offered are for four German and one Hungarian example. The remaining seven Me 410 options are for three German, two British, and one Russian and one Japanese machine. Within this grouping are a variety of versions of these two aircraft types.

 

 

The quality and attractiveness of production this “dozen set” is plain to see. Its appeal and value will no doubt lie with those who want a simple all-in-one decals and reference package to finish their Me 210 and/or Me 410 models. I suspect that decal collectors will also be tempted where this “deluxe” combination of decals, colour plans and photos. The package is not the cheapest solution to decaling your Me 210/410, but to be fair the price is comparable to other premium presentations of decal packages.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Mark 1’s Me 210 and/or Me 410 “dozen set” is an ideal solution for modellers who want an all-in-one reference and decals. They will be able to complete their kits in attractive schemes supported by photos, and may want to exploit the walk around to add more detail to their finished model.


 

Stockists

Mark 1 Guides are available in the USA from UMM-USA and Stevens International; in Australia from Platypus and Red Roo Models; and in the UK from Hannants, Aviation Book Centre, Ian Allan, LSA Models and The Aviation Bookshop.

Thanks to Mark 1 Ltd for this review sample.


Review Copyright 2011 by Mark Davies
This Page Created on 7 August, 2011
Last updated 7 August, 2011

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