Sheet:

Model Alliance MAS729013: Hunting Percival Pembroke C.1

Units: 60 Sq and RAFG Communications Squadron

Price

Reviewer:

Scott Van Aken

 

New from the fine folks at Aviation Workshop/Model Alliance is this sheet for the Pembroke C.1. Those of you in the know realize that so far, only a single kit of this has been done in this scale, and that a very nice one from Special Hobby. Unfortunately for RAF fans, it is lacking the proper nose to represent an RAF bird. Fortunately, Model Alliance offers a resin replacement so contact them for availability.

This particular sheet covers three very nice Pembrokes, all in the white and light aircraft grey scheme. Two of the aircraft are from 60Sq while based in Germany during the 1970s. These aircraft are quite similar with red spinners and a very similar cheatline, and a low demarcation line between the two colors. Basically XF 799 has the unit's color bands astride the roundel while WV 701 does not. There are a few other minor differences, but that is the basics.

The other option for a RAFG Communications Squadron aircraft has a higher color demarcation line, white upper wing and tailplane surfaces, a much thicker cheatline an all-white nose and a large area of day-glo panels on the aircraft grey fin.

The decals themselves are superbly printed and will go on well as I've found using other sheets. The nose anti-glare panels are provided as decals, a feature that I know I like as I despise masking those things; I never seem to get them even! The sheet does not provide stencils, but you can glean those from the donor kit's sheet.

Instructions are first-rate providing clear four views of each option. There are also a few  color photos of some of these planes to help with colors and painting. Additional information on interior colors is provided to help in that area as well. Overall, an excellent sheet on an infrequently seen aircraft model.

July 2005

Review sample courtesy of Jon Freeman. This sheet can be found at www.theaviationworkshop.co.uk and at quality hobby shops worldwide.

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