Fantasy Printshop 1/72 RAF Roundel Type D (pale)
PRICE: 6.95 per sheet
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken

From Fantasy Printshop, a line of roundels in 1/72 scale. This sheet is somewhat unique is that there is no clear varnish coating over the decals. This means that there is no worries about silvering of the clear film. It also means that one has to be a bit more cautious in handling these. The instructions state that these should be in water no longer than a second or two or they will curl. However, the end result will be well worth the additional handling precautions.

This particular sheet is for Type D roundels that are in the pale shades. These were mostly used on overall white V-bombers and on various white missiles. These were very common on Cold War aircraft where the airframe could be exposed to the light from a nuclear blast. It was felt that the darker roundels would absorb the heat and damage the airframe. There are basically three sizes provided. These range from 18" to 36" to 54". You could easily use the two smaller sizes on 1/144 aircraft. The sheet is also available for 1/48 and 1/32 modelers.

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