Iliad Design have commemorated the Berlin Airlift with their latest 1:72 decal sheet. Set 72016 offers a very attractive selection of four Douglas C-47s, with a nice variety of finishes from extreme-weathered Olive Drab/Neutral Gray through to overall n/m.
The featured aircraft are:
1. s/n 315208, "The Fassberg Flyer"
2. s/n 315672 "Yellow 52"
3. s/n 293708 of the European Air Transport Service
4. G-AGIZ of British Overseas Airways Corporation
The decals look to be excellent quality, with the thin glossy items printed in perfect registration on the sample sheet. The colours look good, with a deep Insignia Red for the US national markings and a brighter red for the BOAC Union Flags which are correctly "handed" .
Backing up the decals is a useful colour-printed set of instructions, with high quality profiles and plan views. The heavily weather and repainted "Fassberg Flyer" is shown in both left and right views and will offer a really enjoyable challenge. A nice touch is a partially scrubbed-off former unit marking is provided and should look very effective.
Berlin Airlift C-47s is another excellent release from Iliad Design that makes a very interesting change from the usual wartime schemes. Recommended.
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Highs: Excellent quality decals accompanied by informative instructions.Lows: None that I've noted.Verdict: Iliad's "Berlin Airlift" decals are beautifully produced and offer a very attractive to the C-47 schemes usually offered in kits.
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About Rowan Baylis (Merlin) FROM: NO REGIONAL SELECTED, UNITED KINGDOM
I've been modelling for about 40 years, on and off. While I'm happy to build anything, my interests lie primarily in 1/48 scale aircraft. I mostly concentrate on WW2 subjects, although I'm also interested in WW1, Golden Age aviation and the early Jet Age - and have even been known to build the occas...