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BAC Strikemasters Worldwide

Xtradecal, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Numbers:

Xtradecal Item No. 72238 - BAC Strikemasters Worldwide

 

Scale:

1/72

Contents & Media

Decals for 19 subjects with colour-printed painting & markings guide.

Price:

£7.99 (£6.66 export price) plus shipping available online from Hannants.

Review Type:

First Look

Advantages:

Excellent production quality, great value.

Disadvantages:

None noted.

Conclusions:

These are superbly produced decals. They provide some interesting colour schemes for any of the available Strikemaster kits in The One True Scale; I highly recommend them.


Reviewed by Mark Davies


Xtradecal's 1/72 scale RAF & RN Update 2014-15 Part 1
is available online from Squadron.com

F i r s t L o o k

 

It comes as no surprise that Xtradecal should release some interesting options to follow Sword’s recent release of their new tool Jet Provost T.5 and Strikemaster kits (reviewed here on HyperScale in October last year). Although of course, any markings are equally suitable for use with the still nice old Airfix kit and the more basic offering by Matchbox.

I reviewed Xtradecal’s Jet Provost T.5 sheet here on HyperScale in December last, and anticipated that Xtradecal would follow it up with a Strikemaster foreign operators release; which I am pleased to say is now available.

This sheet subject to a “first look” here offers no less than 19 options that cover a variety of small air forces that favoured the type, with colour schemes ranging from the colourful and eye-catching to the quite subdued.


 

The Decals

The decals are supplied in Xtradecal’s usual polythene zip-lock bag. The instructions are nicely produced in colour, and clearly indicate markings placement. A brief note regarding the aircraft and its location is given for each subject. A list of Xtracolor paint codes is also provided for the colours required, as well as BS381C or FS-595 codes in almost all cases.

 

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The decals appear superbly printed with excellent colour density and registration. The sheet reviewed here covers 19 options; some of which are quite colourful, and all interesting in my opinion.

 

 

The specific subjects covered are:

  • Mk.80, G-AWOS at Farnborough Air Show 1968;

  • Mk.80A, 1120 of the Royal Saudi AIR FORCE, King Faisal Air College, Saudi Arabia 1970;

  • Mk.80B, 902/1026 of the Royal Saudi AIR FORCE, King Faisal Air College, Saudi Arabia 1968;

  • Mk.82, 418/8 of the Sultan of Oman Air Force, G-BAWF/277 at Paris Air Show 1973;

  • Mk.82, 408/8 of the Sultan of Oman Air Force, Dhofar 1975;

  • Mk.82, 404 of the Sultan of Oman Air Force, Masirah, Oman 1994;

  • Mk.82, 404 of the Sultan of Oman Air Force, Masirah, Oman 2001;

  • Mk.83, 04/Z2 of the Botswana Defence Force, 1990;

  • Mk.83, K167/110 of Al-Quwwat, Kuwait, 1980;

  • Mk.83, K167/120 of Al-Quwwat, Kuwait, G-AYVK/461 at Paris Air Show, 5 June 1971;

  • Mk.83, NZ6364/64 of 14 Sqn RNZAF, Ohakea Air Base, 1980;

  • Mk.83, 502 of FTS, South Yeman Air Force;

  • Mk.84, 301/B of FTS, Singaporean Air Force, Tengah, Singapore 1972;

  • Mk.84, 301/B of FTS, Singaporean Air Force, Tengah, Singapore 1980;

  • Mk.84, 303/D of FTS Singaporean Air Force, Tengah, Singapore 2001;

  • Mk.87, 601 of the Kenyan Air Force, 1980;

  • Mk.89, 244/T44 of  Esc.de Combate 2313 'Halcones', Fuerza Aerea Ecudoriana 1980;

  • Mk.90, 260/T60 of Esc.de Combate 2313 'Halcones', Fuerza Aerea Ecudoriana 1990;

  • Mk.90, 167 of the Sudanese Air Force,1980.

 

 

C o n c l u s i o n

 

These are superbly produced decals. They provide some interesting colour schemes for any of the available Strikemaster kits in The One True Scale.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Hannants for this sample.


 

Text and Images Copyright 2016 by Mark Davies
This Page Created on 15 February, 2016
Last updated 16 February, 2016

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