Yellow Wings 48-006: TBD Devastator

Units: VT-5/6




Scott Van Aken

Now that all the various bits and pieces have been done, this sheet is for those who specifically want to do one of the two planes that are offered on this sheet. Like the other sheets by Yellow Wings, it is superbly printed by Microscale and offers all the markings you'd want to do the two aircraft. Though there are only enough insignia for one plane, you can get extras on sheet 48-005. In all other respects, the sheet is complete and includes a pair of wing walk decals in addition to the usual wing and fuselage bands. There are also prop markings and tip decals and LSO tail stripes.

The instructions are first rate and give a step by step application sequence in case you are new to aftermarket sheets. The markings themselves are for TBD 0316 of VT-5 aboard the USS Yorktown, and TBD 0343 of VT-6 aboard the USS Enterprise. The sheet indicates that the colors are matched to ModelMaster enamels and gives the pertinent information so that one has no problems when it comes to painting the tail surfaces and cowlings.

Overall an excellent set of decals with superb instructions. If your local shop doesn't carry them, ask them to start!

Thanks to Yellow Wings for the review samples.

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