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Beechcraft 17

Iliad Design,1/48 scale


Catalogue Number and Description:

Iliad Design Item No. 48031 - Beechcraft 17




USD$12.00 plus shipping available online from Iliad Design's website

Contents and Media:

One waterslide decal sheet for six subjects; one small errata sheet; full colour instructions.

Review Type:



High quality decals; full markings (including roundels) to complete all aircraft; colour side and upper views with notes included.




Six varied schemes and high quality decals.

Reviewed by Brett Green

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Iliad Design of Canada has released a new decal sheet for Roden's 1/48 scale Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing.



Six marking options are offered:

  • Beechcraft D17S in RAF markings finished in Dark Earth and Dark Green upper surfaces with Trainer Yellow beneath.

  • Beechcraft UC-43 finished in US markings with Olive Drab upper surfaces, Neutral Grey below and white Pacific Theatre markings on the tail.

  • Beechcraft UC-43 at Wrright Field in July 1944 fininshed in Olive Drab and Neutral Grey. The wings and tail planes appear to have a narrow border of Medium Green 42 sprayed around them.

  • Beechcraft D17A of the Antarctic Service Expedition in 1940, finished in Stearman Vermillion with wings and horizontal stabilisers in Galatea Orange.

  • Beechcraft D17R in service with China's Nationalist Government in 1937, finished in overall white with simple red crosses.

  • Beechcraft D17R in service with China's Nationalist Government now repainted in Dark Green and Light Grey plus full CNAF markings after the highly visible white-painted aircraft were attacked by Japanese fighters.

Instructions are offered over a folded A4 sheet in full colour, with one side plus upper views and notes on the history and camouflage of each option.



Decals are printed perfectly on my sample, and colours look good (even the sometimes tricky RAF Dull Red and the roundel yellow.

Thanks to Iliad Design for the review sample.

Review Text Copyright © 2017 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 24 March, 2017
Last updated 24 March, 2017

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