Leading Edge 4867: Golden Centennaires

Units: Golden Centennaires




Scott Van Aken


In 1967, Canada celebrated its 100th anniversary. To commemorate this event, a special display team of CT-114 Tutor aircraft with solo CF-101 and CF-104 display planes toured the country. The fighters were not specially painted, though the proposed scheme for the CF-104 is included in this sheet. So are markings for the support CT-133 Shooting Stars.

The sheet includes all the stripes and serial numbers needed. For the blue, Humbrol #15 is the match and for the Gold, Floquil 'Bright Gold' is the recommended paint. A superbly done placement guide is included and while a mask would have been nice, it isn't really needed as you can use one of the side fuselage stripes to make one. There is a cautionary note on handling these decals as the gold paint causes them to be more brittle than normal.

There are decent kits of all these aircraft available with Hobbycraft having a Tutor and T-33 in this scale and Hasegawa and Monogram having done an F-104.

Review sheet courtesy Leading Edge Decals. Thanks for your support

January 2007

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