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FCM Decals

FCM Decal 1/144 HU-16 Albatross Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review December 2009 Manufacturer FCM Decal
Subject HU-16 Albatross Scale 1/144
Kit Number 14431 Pros Unique markings for three Albatross
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 Grumman SA-16/HU-16 Albatross amphibians. The three aircraft featured in this set include:

  • SA-16A, 6537, 20°/10° G.Av., Sao Paulo Air Base, Brazil, 1958
  • HU-16B, 0533, Esc. Aeronaval de Busqueda y Rescante, Comandante Espora Air Base, Argentina, 1965
  • HU-16B, 571, Grupo de Aviacion N°2, Base Aerea de Quintero, FACh, Chile, 1968

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

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

Thanks to FCM Decal for this review sample.