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FCM Decals

FCM Decals 1/72 PBY Catalina Part 1 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date Review May 2012 Manufacturer FCM Decals
Subject PBY Catalina Scale 1/72
Kit Number 72043 Pros Three colorful airframes
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic

First Look

FCM Decals has 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. FCM has released this nice set for three PBY Catalinas. These include:

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  • PBY-5, 08185, 2 Grupo de Patrulha, Brazil, 1945
  • Catalina Mk.II, 9743, Grupo Aeronaval de la Flota, Argentina, 1958
  • PBV-1A, 9818, Escuadra Aeronaval No.2, Argentina, 1956

The printing on this sheet is nicely done, and printed by Microscale. There are sufficient stencils on this sheet for one aircraft.

These decals are available online through FlightDecs or directly from the manufacturer.

I hope FCM Decals will release these in 1/48 scale as well for the Revell-Monogram kit.

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

Thanks to FCM Decal for this review sample.