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FCM Decals

FCM Decal 1/144 DHC-5 Buffalo Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review December 2009 Manufacturer FCM Decal
Subject DHC-5 Buffalo Scale 1/144
Kit Number 14430 Pros Unique markings for four Buffalos
Cons Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) Approx $10.00 each

First Look

FCM Decal is an interesting line of aftermarket decals from Brazil. The subjects covered in this line include many Brazilian civil and military aircraft subjects, WWI aircraft, and the occasional look at the aircraft of other nations as well.

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In this set, we have an interesting set of de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo transports. The four aircraft featured in this set include:

  • C-115, 2369, 1°/9° Grupo de Aviacao, FAB, 1978
  • C-115, 2368, 1°/1° Grupo de Aviacao, FAB, 2002
  • CC-115, 115463, 442nd SAR Sqn, CAF, 1988
  • DHC-5D, 501, Grupo de Aviacion del Ejercito, Ecuador, 1998

The printing of the FCM Decal line is sharp and clear, with the decals printed by Microscale. The decal set includes stenciling, walkways, and other essential details.

For a list of retailers that carry the FCM Decal series, look here.

Thanks to FCM Decal for this review sample.