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Irish Air Corps 1922-1956

Max Decals, 1/48 scale

 

Summary

Catalogue Number:

Max Decals Item No. Max 4821 - Irish Air Corps 1922-1956

Scale:

1/48

Contents and Media:

Decal sheet and full colour instruction sheets in a resealable bag.

Price:

Euro 14,00 incuding worldwide postage available online from Max Decals' Website

Review Type:

FirstLook

Advantages:

Great variety; full colour instructions, perfect register and minimum carrier film.

Disadvantages:

Conclusion:

High quality marking option for 1/48 scale Irish subjects


Reviewed by Mick Evans


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F i r s t L o o k

 

 

This is another excellent decal sheet produced by Max Decals in 1/48 Scale depicting Irish Air Corps aircraft from 1922 to 1956.  The sheet contains decals for a Gloster Gladiator Mk1, Westland Lysander MkII, Supermarine Seafire MkIII, Hawker Hurricane MkIIc, DHC-1 Chipmunk, DH Vampire T.55, Supermarine Walrus, Martinsyde F.4 Buzzard, Avro 504k, Bristol F2B, DH60 Cirrus Moth, and bonus 1/32 scale SA330L Puma.

 

 

The decals are superbly printed by Max Decals with good colour saturation and excellent register.  As usual the carrier film is ultra thin.

 

 

The decals provided for the aircraft are as follows:

  • Westland Lysander MK.IIc in late 1940.  The aircraft is finished in Dark Green and Dark Earth upper surfaces and either silver or light Grey under surfaces.  The lower wingtips are painted in the national colour stripes of Green White and Orange.

  • Supermarine Walrus Mk1 in 1939.  The aircraft is finished in the delivery scheme of overall silver with the rudder and lower wingtips are painted in the national colour stripes of Green White and Orange.  As the war progressed the aircraft were camouflaged in Dark Green and Dark Earth upper surfaces and silver under surfaces.

  • SA330L Puma in 1991.  The aircraft is finished in overall Olive Drab.

  • Gloster Gladiator in 1938.  The aircraft is finished in overall Titanine TE348 Green fuselage with silver upper and lower wings and tailplane. The wings and rudder are painted with the national colour stripes of Green White and Orange.  The engine cowl is highly polished natural metal.  As the war progressed the aircraft were camouflaged in Dark Green and Dark Earth upper surfaces and silver under surfaces.

  • Hawker Hurricane MK.II in late 1945.  The aircraft is finished in Dark Green and Ocean Grey upper surfaces and Medium Sea Grey under surfaces.  The lower wingtips are painted in the national colour stripes of Green White and Orange.

  • Supermarine Seafire LF III in 1950.  The aircraft is finished in overall BS 283 Grey Green.  The lower wingtips are painted in the national colour stripes of Green White and Orange.  Propellor spinner is painted red.

  • Bristol F.2Bc in 1922.  The aircraft is finished in overall Khaki Green upper surfaces and clear doped linen under surfaces.  The rudder and upper and lower wingtips are painted in the national colour stripes of Green White and Orange.

  • Bristol F.2Bc in 1928.  The aircraft is finished in overall silver with natural metal engine cowling.  The rudder and upper and lower wingtips are painted in the national colour stripes of Green White and Orange.

  • Martinsyde F.4 Buzzard in 1922.  The aircraft is finished in overall Khaki Green upper surfaces and clear doped linen under surfaces.  The rudder and upper and lower wingtips are painted in the national colour stripes of Green White and Orange.

  • Martinsyde F.4 Buzzard in 1924.  The aircraft is finished in overall silver.  The rudder and upper and lower wingtips are painted in the national colour stripes of Green White and Orange

  • Avro 504K in 1922.  The aircraft is finished in overall Khaki Green upper surfaces and clear doped linen under surfaces.  The engine panels are painted black.  The rudder and upper and lower wingtips are painted in the national colour stripes of Green White and Orange.

  • De Havilland Vampire T55C in 1968.  The aircraft is finished in overall silver with orange nose, wingtips and fin.

  • DHC-1 Chipmunk in 1952.  The aircraft is finished in overall silver.  The lower wingtips are painted in the national colour stripes of Green White and Orange

Highly Recommended

Thanks to Max Decals for the review sample.


Text and Images Copyright 2011 by Mick Evans
This Page Created on 13 June, 2011
Last updated 13 June, 2011

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