The latest release from Fantasy Printshop
as part of their Euro Decals
range offers a very attractive selection of Dassault Mirage III colour schemes in 1:32. With the earliest scheme dating back to 1972 and the most recent from 2012, the sheet spans a significant portion of this legendary jet's long carrier.
The decals are spread across two sheets and include full national and individual markings for each aircraft, so you can build every option offered, only needing servicing stencils etc. from whichever kit you're using.
As usual with anything from Fantasy Printshop
the printing is superb on the sample sheet, with pin-sharp resolution on the thin, glossy items. Colour density looks excellent and excess carrier film has been kept to a minimum - on items like the national insignia and squadron badges, it's basically non-existent, only being used on designs such as serial numbers to group the characters.
The five aircraft featured are:
1. Mirage IIIO, 90-560, 7 Tactical Attack Sqn., Pakistani Air Force, 1990s
2. Mirage IIIO, A3-25, 75 Sqn., Royal Australian Air Force, 1981
3. Mirage IIIE, "4-BE", Escadron de Chasse 2/4, Armee de l'Air, 1980s
4. Mirage IIIEZ, "842", 3 Sqn., South African Air Force, 1972
5. Mirage IIIO, 90-513, 7 Sqn., Pakistani Air Force, 2012
The line-up offers a great variety of camouflage schemes and both hi- and lo-viz markings, with the 1990s Pakistani aircraft standing out particularly by sporting a mix of a grey fuselage with replacement tan/green wings.
The decals are accompanied by a neat booklet that shows colour 4-views of each scheme, along with notes of any modifications specific to the aircraft. A very handy touch are the colour keys with FS and BS matches, along with Humbrol, Xtracolour, Xtracrylix and Lifecolor model paints.
Set #ED-32121 - Dassault Mirage III
is available now, direct from Fantasy Printshop
new selection of Mirage markings is perfect if you're building a largescale kit of this iconic aircraft, offering a real variety of very striking schemes. Hopefully, Fantasy Printshop
will consider releasing the set in smaller scales too, because the decals should prove deservedly very popular.
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