Max Decals 7221; Irish Air Corps 1922-1952
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14 Euros


Scott Van Aken


It has been a while since Max Decals had done anything in 1/72 scale and I have to say that the wait has well been worth it. This particular sheet has seventeen markings options. Yep you read that right and it covers a wide variety of types from the inception of the Irish Air Corps, though WWII and into the early 1950s. No jets in this one and some very interesting aircraft types. Thanks to some new kit releases and some short run stuff, there is at least one kit available for each of the markings options provided. As you might guess, the cover sheet does not show all of what you can build from this one, so I'll get right into listing what is there.

From the 1930s there is an Avro 621 with a black fuselage and silver flying surfaces. The Avro 626 from 1934 is similarly marked. We also have a Martinsyde Buzzard from 1922 in overall PC.10 with an overall silver options as well. Also in PC 10 is an Avro 504K from 1922. This color is used on a Bristol F.2B while silver is used on a later Brisft and a DH.60 Cirrus Moth

Moving to the later period is a DH.84 in both mid-green and with a camouflaged fuselage. A Grunau Baby II glider is also included on the sheet.

Getting closer to WWII is an Anson I with the green fuselage and a silver Walrus I. Both of these are also provided later on with camouflage and there are two other options for the Anson.

In camo over silver is a Hawker Hind, a Hawker Hector, and a Gladiator. This latter aircraft is also shown with a green fuselage. The Lysander on the sheet is both in camo and overall silver.

Post war there is a Battle target tug from 1945 in camo along with a Hurricane II. A Martinet TT is in overall silver and the Seafire in a pale green. This green shade is somewhat elusive, but there are several possible options provided in the instruction.

The two sheets of decals are superbly printed and the second sheet offers a variety of roundels and wing stripes as well as some rudder stripe markings. On this second sheet are the PC.10 Brisfit markings; these being sized for the Wingnut Wings 1/32 sheet.

A truly great sheet with a little bit of everything on it. You should be able to find several neat schemes to add to your collection.

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