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Beagle Basset 206 Collection

Xtradecal, 1/72 scale


Catalogue Number and Price:

Xtradecal Ite, No. X72342 - Beagle Basset 206 Collection

GBP 7.49 (Export)
GBP 8.99 (EU price) plus shipping available online from Hannants



Contents and Media:

Two waterslide decal sheets for ten subjects plus instructions and notes.

Review Type:



Excellent printing, colour and register quality , minimal carrier film and a nice choice of schemes backed up with good instructions.


None noted.


This is an excellent, diverse collection of schemes that should appeal to those modellers with an interest in this aircraft and would lend itself to a group purchase and as such come highly recommended..

Reviewed by Graham Carter



A well-timed arrival given that the Airfix kit has been re-released under the ‘Vintage’ label, rivets and all but still a pretty nice replica of this attractive but relatively poorly-produced light aircraft.



Having built two of the original kits and had concerns about the transparency fit, I have heard that the ‘new’ rendition has these items improved. However there are still issues with the tail surfaces which all need some modifications in size and shape. A search of builds on t’internet should reveal the work that this entails.



The single sheet comes in the familiar zip-lock bag with an A5 title sheet with the upper and lower surfaces illustrated guide on the back. The specific schemes are all illustrated in colour on a double-sided A4 sheet showing port and starboard profiles and decal placement. As usual with this company’s products the decals themselves are beautifully printed with perfect register and minimal carrier film with a gloss finish. As such they are far superior to those provided in the kit. 



There are seven choices in several schemes, all of them the CC1 variant as modelled by Airfix.



They are:-

  1. XS743 of the Empire Test Pilots School ( ETPS) in 1989 in the white over Light Aircraft Grey with red fin, rudder and fuselage stripe (decal),

  2. XS743 later in its life at ETPS in 2007 in white over Oxford Blue lower fuselage and wings with red tail and upper wings and nacelles - very attractive!!

  3. XS769 of RAF Transport Command in 1966 in white over Light Aircraft Grey with blue fuselage stripe (decal),

  4. XS770 of the Aircraft and Armament Establishment in the 1980s with an overall white fuselage with red tail, nacelles and wingtips, the blue fuselage stripe is a decal,

  5. XS768 of 60Sqn in 1970 in white over Light Aircraft Grey with blue fuselage stripe (decal),

  6. YK-AMA of the Syrian AF 2007 in white over Light Aircraft Grey with blue fuselage and nacelle stripes (decal), and

  7. XS769 of 207Sqn in 1969 in white over Light Aircraft Grey with blue fuselage stripe (decal)

These schemes essentially cover the full range of schemes worn by this aircraft apart from the Queen’s Flight and special schemes carried by a couple of test airframes.



If this is your thing, then this sheet is highly recommended and probably would be a good joint or club purchase.

Thanks to Hannants for the review sample

Xtradecals are available online from Hannants' website

Review Text Copyright © 2023 by Graham Carter
This Page Created on 21 June, 2023
Last updated 21 June, 2023

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