Max Decals 7208 DHC-2 Beaver
Thankfully, Max decals does its sheets in all the available scales. That means that 1/72 builders can have many of the great schemes offered in the two 1/48 scale sheets.
This sheet offers many of the schemes that are on the 1/48 sheets.
First is a nice orange Aussie Beaver from the 1956-57 period. This one has a nice cheat line and rather unusual fuselage insignia.
New to this sheet is the second Aussie bird with daglo patches from 1959-60.
The next plane is also Aussie from 1962. This one is shown on floats.
Next are some Beavers from the Argentine Air Force and Navy. The upper two on the instructions are from the Air Force and the lower from the Navy. All are gloss red with natural metal skis.
Next is a Kiwi Beaver from the 1957-58 season. This one is in red-orange and also has a nice cheat line.
The three different USAF L-20/U-6s from the late 50's and early 60's are next. The upper one is from Goodfellow AFB in Texas circa 1964 and is in overall natural metal. Then a natural metal 78 FBS hack from Woodbridge AFB in England around 1957. Finally, another natural metal Beaver from the Alaska air command. This on has a black underside, white roof and large areas of daglo red on the tail and wings, making for a most colorful aircraft.
Finally, a Chilean Beaver on float from the 1961 season in natural metal with dayglo orange bits, which should really stand out!
In 1/72 you have a choice of kits. While the sheet was designed for the Hobbycraft kits, it could probably be used on the Airfix Beaver as well, though you'd have to sand off all the stuff on the roof and fill in the upper windows on that kit.
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