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Fairey Barracuda Collection

Xtradecal, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Numbers:

Xtradecal Item No. X72267 –Fairey Barracuda Collection

Scale:

1/72

Contents & Media

Waterslide decals for 10 subjects with coloured placement guide.

Price:

GBP 6.66 (Export)

GBP 7.99 (EU price) plus shipping available online from Hannants

Review Type:

First Look

Advantages:

Excellent production quality, great value.

Disadvantages:

None noted.

Conclusions:

These are superbly well produced decals, and represent excellent value. Highly recommended.


Reviewed by Mark Davies


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F i r s t L o o k

 

This welcome release follows will compliment the recently released new tool Special Hobby Barracuda reviewed by me here on HyperScale in its Mk.II form late December last year.  

The ten schemes offered are:

  • Mk.II, BV760 / P, 1709 NAS, RNAS, Katukcurunda, Ceylon 1945;

  • Mk.II, LS628 / 4F, HMS Furious, 1944 (attacked the Tirpitz);

  • Mk.II, MD771 / E1L, 767 NAS, RNAS East Haven, 1944;

  • Mk.II, MD892 / R3M, 713 NAS, RNAS Ronaldsway, 1944;

  • Mk.II, P9742 / 3B, 847 NAS, HMS Victorious, 1944;

  • MK.II, P9981 / 2X, 810 NAS, HMS Illustrious, 1944;

  • Mk.II, PM953 / 371-A, 812 NAS, Lt P.Poole, HMS Vengeance, 1945;

  • Mk.III, RJ765 / 301-GN, 815 NAS, RNAS Eglington, Northern Ireland, 1950s;

  • Mk.III, R5D, 710 NAS, S/Lt Roy David, RNAS Ronaldsway, 1945;

  • Mk.III, RJ925, Master Pilot W.E.Blood, Joint RAF/RN Torpedo Development Unit, RNAS Culdrose, 1951.

 

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The coloured placement guide provides port and starboard profiles for each of the subjects, along with small upper and lower surface plan views. A modeller’s note advises to check references to see if the aircraft’s code letter was applied to the forward face of the main undercarriage’s horizontal arms.


 

The Decals

The decals are supplied in Xtradecal’s usual polythene zip-lock bag.

 

 

They appear superbly printed by Microscale, with excellent colour density and registration.

 

 

C o n c l u s i o n

 

These are superbly well produced decals, and represent excellent value.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Hannants for this sample.


Text and Images Copyright 2017 by Mark Davies
This Page Created on 20 March, 2017
Last updated 20 March, 2017

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