AML 1/48 Americans in Stalin's Sky Decal First Look
|Date of Review||August 2006||Manufacturer||AML|
|Subject||Americans in Stalin's Sky||Scale||1/48|
|Set Number||48020||Pros||Four distinctive color schemes including two aces|
|MSRP (USD)||Out of Production|
Just in time for the Hasegawa Airacobras, AML has released one of at least three parts of markings for US lend-lease aircraft sent to the USSR. I've never had the opportunity to see AML decals up-close before, but after seeing these, it won't be the last! These are very nicely printed decals that are not reliant on applying multiple layers to render a marking as many US makers are doing these days.
The print quality is excellent and high resolution.
Four aircraft are rendered on this sheet. These are:
- P-47D-10-RE, 42-75202, NII VVS, Moscow, 1944, "Sovereign Senators K of P"
- Mustang Mk.I, AG348, Silver 33, NII VVS, Moscow, 1942
- Airacobra Mk.I, AH636, 19 GIAP, Karelian Front, 1942
- P-39N, serial unk, Silver 40, 69 GIAP, 1945
In addition, the decal set also comes with a fret of photo-etch containing two sets of seatbelts and shoulder harnesses. Nice touch!
Here are some nice markings for any of the 1/48 P-39s, and also some distinctive markigns for the Razorback Thunderbolt of your choice and even an Allison-powered Mustang from Accurate Miniatures!