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McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom William Tell 1976 (ED-32125) 1:32 Euro Decals by Fantasy Printshop Ltd. The 57th Fighter Interceptor Squadron were the mainstay of NATOs defence in the north being based from Keflavik in Iceland. They flew their F-4s with distinctive black and white chequers on the fin and tail planes. In 1976 they sent aircraft to the William Tel gunnery competition with markings for this. Also on the sheet are the Sqn markings and the US Bicentennial markings. The decals arrive on 1 large A4 size sheet for the chequers (with adequate spares provided if you mess up) and a smaller sheet for the coloured marking , quality is first rate with sharpness and colour density both good. Grab yourself a big phantom and you've got the basis for a rather interesting scheme to put on it. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
McDonnell Douglas F-15C Oregon ANG Special 2016 (ED-32122) 1:32 Euro Decals by Fantasy Printshop Ltd. The Oregon Air National Guard have had some special schemes on their aircraft over the years. In 2015 to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Oregon ANG an F-15C Eagle from the 173rd Fighter Wing based at Klamath Falls was given this special Eagle Scheme. The decals arrive on 3 large A4 size sheets, and a small supplemental sheet in white, quality is first rate with sharpness and colour density both good. Grab yourself a big Eagle and you've got the basis for a rather interesting scheme to put on it. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
Tornado GR.4 Stencils (ED-32118, ED-48118, ED-72118) 1:32, 1:48, 1:72 EuroDecals by Fantasy Printshop Accurate stencils aren't always provided with model kits, and even when they are you don't always get a full complement, as the research is time-consuming and stencils take up space on a sheet. Fantasy Printshop have taken the trouble to create this sheet in the major scales (don't take it personally, 1:144) so that if you're not satisfied with the kit stencils, or you have an older kit that sometimes don't have stencils (this was a big thing back in the day), you can detail the exterior of your model up to modern standards. It's also good news if you've messed up your kit decals or had the urge to repaint your model for whatever reason. Available in three scales, you get the same thing in each ziplok bag, only in a different scale. I know, shocking! The cover sheet is thick stock A4 paper folded in half, which has the stencil locations printed on the backside, and includes the stencils for the pylons and weapons too for good measure. They're printed by Fantasy Printshop of course, in good registration, sharpness and colour density, with a thin gloss carrier film cut close to the printed areas. The stencils are crisp and legible with all the relevant colours, including silver for panels on each side of the cockpit. There are sufficient stencils to make one model as you'd expect, and it includes walkways, no step markings and lift markings. 1:32 Stencils 1:48 Stencils 1:72 Stencils Review sample courtesy of
Panavia Tornado GR.4/4A Decals (ED-32117) 1:32 Euro Decals via Fantasy Printshop The Tornado was Britain's main fighter-bomber from the 80s onward and still soldiers on in a reducing quantity at time of writing. It's main skill was as a bomb or missile truck, and although it was touted as a fighter in its Air Defence Variant (ADV), it wasn't the most manoeuvrable of aircraft. The F.3 has since been replaced by the Typhoon in British service, and the GR.4/4A is scheduled to be drawn down at the end of March 2019, thereby ending its career in British service. This new double A5 sheet of decals from Fantasy Printshop's Euro Decals range depicts a number of GR.4 airframes from this decade, with some nice colourful schemes on that great big tail fin. There are five schemes in all, and only one has a relatively drab tail, the backdrops will require painting, while the foreground is provided as a decal. As usual with Fantasy Printshop, registration, sharpness and colour density are all good, with a thin gloss carrier film cut close to the printed areas, although a few areas could be removed in places. There are a substantial number of colours used in the sheet, with the large fox head exhibiting some excellent detail for example, and a gold outline for the squadron crest, coincidentally for that same airframe. Most of the roundels are the more modern red/blue printed as a single decal, but the roundels with a white ring have separate red centre dots as a "just in case" measure to enable the modeller to centre them using their eye, which is surprisingly easy and is absolutely a good idea for roundels in general. The Dambusters option is evocative, with Lancs, Tornados and a broken dam in the background. The instructions are printed in colour with four views of each option and decal numbers called out with red lines. Colours for the airframe are also suggested with BS standard, FS standard, Humbrol, Xtracolour, Xtracrylix and Lifecolor codes supplied, which should give enough information to anyone without those brands to hunt down the correct shade without much trouble. Using this sheet you can build one of the following, unless you get hold of some additional standard roundels, but who has room for five 1:32 Tornados in their cabinet? Tornado GR.4 ZA461 crewed by Wing Commander Jon Nixon & Squadron Leader Conan Mullineaux of XV(R) Squadron, RAF Lossiemouth, 2015 Tornado GR.4A ZA405 crewed by Flt.Lt. S A Jenkins & Wg.Cdr. N A Thomas of 12 Squadron, RAF Lossiemouth, Nov 2015 Tornado GR.4 ZA542 "021" of 31 Squadron RAF during Operation Ellamy" based at Gioia del Colle, Italy, 2011 Tornado GR.4 ZA560 "BE-Q" of 41(R) TES Squadron RAF Coningsby, 2017 Tornado GR.4 ZA412 crewed by Wg.Cdr. D S Arthurton & Fg.Off. R D Hartley of 617 Squadron Conclusion There are a lot of 1:32 Revell Tornados out there with only a limited number of boxings, so it's nice to be able to go away from the kit decals and choose some interesting schemes, knowing that the decals won't let you down. Very highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of