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Curtiss P-36A
1938-39 35th Pursuit Group 77th Pursuit Group
Squadron Commander's Aircraft

Yellow Wings Decals, 1/48 scale

 

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Catalogue Number and Description:

Yellow Wings Decals 48-052 - Curtiss P-36A, 1938-39 35th Pursuit Group 77th Pursuit Group Squadron Commander's Aircraft

Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: Decal sheet and comprehensive instructions
Price: USD$13.95 available online from Yellow Wings website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Comprehensive instructions; colour matches to Testor, Gunze and Tamiya model paint ranges; high quality printing of decals by Microscale
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Conclusion: A well produced, quality product that includes detailed information on how to paint your model as well as how to apply the decals to produce the optimum result.


Reviewed by Rodger Kelly


Yellow Wings Decals are available online from Squadron

 

FirstLook

 

Yellow Wings Decals have also taken the opportunity to release their newer pre world war two USAAC subjects in the smaller 1/48 scale.

Sheet number 48-052 provides markings for two colourfully marked Squadron Commander’s machines:

  • Curtiss P-36A Hawk of the 77th Pursuit Squadron based at Moffet Field in California.  The machine is in overall natural metal finish with a red painted ring around the cowling a red, white and blue rudder, large squadron insignia and twin red bands around the fuselage.
  • Curtiss P-36A Hawk of the 21st Pursuit Squadron based at Elmdorf Field in Alaska.  This machine too is in overall natural metal finish and sports a yellow painted cowling a red, white and blue rudder, large squadron insignia and twin yellow bands around the fuselage.

Complete markings – sans stencil data - is provided for each machine and includes standard national insignia, U.S. Army titles and wing walks.  Each option has its own unique markings included too – squadron codes, shield and the fuselage bands.

The decals have been printed by Microscale.  They are thinly printed, in perfect register and have an absolute minimum of carrier film around each subject – very nice!

 

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The placement guide is in the form of two A-4 size pages that carry four view drawings of each subject on one sheet and detailed instructions for painting and applying the decals on the other.  A short discourse on available model paints and methods of duplicating the natural metal finish is also included.

The recommended kit is the Hobby Craft one.

The decals and placement guides come packed in a clear plastic zip-loc bag along with a thin cardboard header card to prevent the decal sheet from being bent.

As always with Yellow Wings Decals products, this sheet is a well produced, quality product that includes detailed information on how to paint your model as well as how to apply the decals to produce the optimum result.

Thanks to Yellow Wings Decals for the review sample.


Review Copyright 2011 by Rodger Kelly
This Page Created on 15 August, 2011
Last updated 16 August, 2011

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