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F-16AM

Syh@rt Decals 1/48 F-16AM 'Solo Display 2012-13' Belgian AF Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2012 Manufacturer Syh@rt Decals
Subject F-16AM 'Solo Display 2012-13' Belgian AF Scale 1/48
Set Number 48071 Pros Great color scheme for the F-16AM
Cons None noted Skill Level Experienced
MSRP (Euro) 14.00€    

First Look

Syh@art Decals is an interesting aftermarket decal producer from France that specializes in those special paint schemes worn by NATO aircraft for Tiger Meet, Anniversary, or special Airshow duties. Most of their decal line is produced in 1/48 and 1/72 scale with selected subjects in 1/32 scale also covered.

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In this release, we have a colorful Belgian Air Force F-16AM assigned as te 2012-13 airshow aircraft wearing a very colorful scheme. When you look at photos of the full-scale subject, all you can do is admire the paint scheme and wish someone would produce the decals for that scheme. Well here they are.

This one subject is reproduced with decals on two sheets. You paint the airframe with the basic red/yellow/gray/blue/black scheme and then place each of the artwork pieces as shown in the instructions. The instructions also provide outlines for masking templates that you can produce from Frisket paper or something similar. The result is going to be very stunning indeed! Note that none of the decals need to be stacked atop one another to replicate a given piece of artwork as done by some other decal makers, even the roundels have their center dots in place in this sheet. Nice work Syh@rt!

For more information about this set and the other releases from Syh@rt Decals, visit their website at http://syhartdecal.fr.

My sincere thanks to Syh@rt Decals for this review sample!

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