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Authentic Decals 72-08: Su-25 Frogfoot

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Review By:

Scott Van Aken

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This is the second sheet that Authentic Decals has sent me and it is for the Su-25 Frogfoot. There are no fewer than 11 options on this sheet, though really, one can only do one of them with full stencils and two of them with insignia if one picks the Ukraine AF version as one of them.

No kit is specified for the sheet, but there are a number of them available in 1/72 if one looks for them.  So let's have a look at what is available.

Blue 17 is a Ukraine AF version with the 'shield' tail insignia. It was based at Saky AB in 2001

Next is Red 16 from Olenegorsk AB in 1998 and has a naval ensign on the intakes

White 07 is from Borysoglebsk AB in 2004 with the crow marking carried by many Su-25s

Red 24 has a fearsome shark mouth and was based at Primorsko-Akhtarsk AB in 1999.

With a white lightning bolt through the bort number, Blue 02 was based at Galyonky AB in 2001.

A slightly different bolt is on Blue 22 from Galyonky AB in 2003.

The second Ukraine aircraft is Red 25, this time with  a circular insignia on the fin.

Red 26 from Demin AB in 1991 also has a crow marking on the intake.

White 09  from Buturlinovka AB in 2004 has a nice eagle on the fin.

Red 47 has a shark mouth along with the Russian Federation fin stripe.

Finally Red 26 from Kobrin AB in 1999 is from the Belarusian AF.

The instructions have a superb data placement guide as well as an upper camo marking scheme on a second sheet. Paint references are FS 595, Humbrol, Model Master, Revell and Gunze. Decals are well printed and matte. They appear to be quite thin.

If you have the opportunity to pick up this sheet, I know you will not be disappointed.

My thanks to www.olimpmodelsgroup.com for the review sheet.

November 2007

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