- Ref No: BMD 48008
Review by Geoff Coughlin (Nov 2013)
My sincere thanks to Blackbird Models for supplying our review sample. You can get some great unique and different decal sheets including this one plus accessories by visiting Blackbird Models on-line.
Good timing for this release from Blackbird Models – Operation Overlord Part 1, ahead of the Anniversary in 2014, and, of course while many model clubs are beginning to plan their displays in 2014 covering D-Day J Very popular subject with plenty of variety in aircraft schemes so the sheet should sell well. You may or may not be familiar with Blackbird Models and their wide range or decal sheets covering some eclectic subjects from across the world. Check out the Here Now-Decals area in SMN for more reviews from the Blackbird Models decal range.
I have used them on my Libyan Air Force 1:48 Mirage F1C and they went on very well. The sheet reviewed here covers the Hawker Hurricane of course.
This sheet features 5 representative aircraft from Operation Overlord: Mustang III, Beaufighter VII, Spitfire FR.IXc, Lysander IIIA and Mosquito PR.XVI. I particularly like the Mustang III and Lysander schemes – both of these had me searching the stash for suitable models.
Kits for the target aircraft are readily available as I write these words, but… as ever you may want to get your whole project together in good time – there’s nothing worse than seeing a great decal sheet, only to discover that you haven’t got the kit!
This is very good – very thin carrier film and good colour saturation and opacity meaning the white should look white when on your model.