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AMX Ghibli Collection

On Target Decals

Air-Graphic Models, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Air-Graphic Models Item No. AIR72-025 - AMX Ghibli Collection

Scale:

1/72

Contents and Media:

Two decal decal sheets; A5 booklet of 24 pages.

Price:

GBP£19.50 incl. shipping from Air-Graphics' website

GBP£24.60 EU Price (£20.50 Export Price) plus shipping available online from Hannants' website

Review Type:

First Look

Advantages:

Beautifully printed decals, with great register, colour and minimal carrier film, excellent instruction booklet, all in colour. The colour card is a very useful inclusion.

Disadvantages:

None noted.

Conclusion:

If  modern Italian jets and colourful commemorative schemes is your thing then this is a sheet of fun for you! Highly recommended for its quality and variety of markings.

Reviewed by Graham Carter

F i r s t L o o k

 

Presented in the familiar tight-fitting zip-lock bag comes this sheet and information that should delight the fan of the attractive Italian single-seat ground-attack and trainer aircraft.

 

 

A dozen examples are covered, mainly Italian but also a couple of Brazilian ones, many of them in attractive display colours.

 

 

The twelve-page colour A5 instruction booklet contains four-view drawings of each example with colour and placement notes and a colour photo. The choices are as follows and include some very attractive tail and fuselage art:

  • A-11, MM7114/51-27, 13° and 28° Gruppo, Caccia Bombardieri Ricognitori, Aeronautica Militaire Italiana, with a black tail adorned with each squadron’s stylised symbol ,as seen at Istrana Air Base, Italy, 2019

  • A-11, MM7180/51-53, special markings of 14° and 103° Gruppo, Caccia Bombardieri Ricognitori, Aeronautica Militaire Italiana, with a white and yellow tail adorned with each squadron’s stylised symbol , as seen at Istrana Air Base, Italy, 2019

  • TA-11, MM55044/51-82, special markings of 101° and 132° Gruppo, Caccia Bombardieri Ricognitori, Aeronautica Militaire Italiana, with a white and red tail adorned with each squadron’s stylised symbol as seen at Istrana Air Base, Italy, 2019

  • A-11, MM7174/51-44, with a distemper winter scheme applied in patches, , 132° Gruppo, Caccia Bombardieri Ricognitori, Aeronautica Militaire Italiana, as seen at Istrana Air Base, Italy, January  2006

  • A-11, MM7178/32-01, special markings for 32° Stormo 70th anniversary comprising a replica of the ‘sand and spinach’ WWII scheme, , Caccia Bombardieri Ricognitori, Aeronautica Militaire Italiana, 2006

  • A-11, MM7152/51-03, 103° Gruppo, Caccia Bombardieri Ricognitori, Aeronautica Militaire Italiana, 2006, retro grey and green scheme marking 3,000 hours’ AMX service, as seen at Istrana Air Base, Italy, 2003

  • A-11, MM7126/51-61/48, 103° Gruppo, Caccia Bombardieri Ricognitori, Aeronautica Militaire Italiana, in the standard all grey scheme at Herat, Afghanistan (ISAF), 2011

  • A-11, MM7149, special markings of 103° Gruppo, Caccia Bombardieri Ricognitori, Aeronautica Militaire Italiana, witha huge yellow lightning bolt nose adornment and Indian heads on the fin, as seen at Istrana Air Base, Italy, 1993

  • A-1A, 5542, 1°/10° GAv Esquadrao Poker, Força Aérea Brasileira, Base Area de Santa Maria, 2006 in dark grey over light grey scheme with a lion rampant on the rudder,

  • A-1B, 5655, 3°/10° GAv Esquadrao Cantauro, Força Aérea Brasileira, Base Area de Santa Maria, 2008 a trainer in the same scheme, 

  • A-1B, 1°/10° GAv Esquadrao Poker, Força Aérea Brasileira, Base Area de Santa Maria, 2020, ianother trainer in the above scheme, and 

  • A-1A, 5531, 3°/10° GAv Esquadrao Cantauro, Força Aérea Brasileira, Base Area de Santa Maria, 2023 as above.

The decals themselves are beautifully printed in perfect register with a glossy finish and minimal carrier film.

 

 

The finesse of the tiny Brazilian stars is wonderful as are the complex squadron markings for the tails. A very colourful selection will please the fan of this aircraft and it comes highly recommended if this is your interest area.

 

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  • Air-Graphic Models Item No. AIR72-025 - AMX Ghibli Collection: Image
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 A bonus now regularly  included in the decal packs is a Paint Colour and Conversion card that details the colours used on these aircraft with their names, FS numbers and matching paints from Humbrol, Xtracolour, Hataka, Modelmaster, Gunze Sangyo, Tamiya and Lifecolor. This is a very useful sheet that will help in accurate finishing of your model.

Thanks to Air-Graphic Models for the sample.


Text Copyright © 2024 by Graham Carter
Images Copyright 2024 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 29 April, 20244
Last updated 29 April, 2024

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