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In-Box Review
UH-60 Blackhawk Decals
Blackhawks: Workhorses of the Army Decals
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by: Gino P. Quintiliani [ HEAVYARTY ]

The review

This great decal set from Werner's Wings gives you more marking options than those that come in the box of your UH-60 kit. They are designed by Mason Doupnik and printed by Cartograph. The set includes markings for 18 different aircraft plus 3 extra, partial markings for aircraft that they could not find all the markings for. The history of the Blackhawk can be followed from its first use in Operation Urgent Fury (Greneda, '83), Operation Desert Shield/Storm (ODS, '90-'91), operations in the Balkans (Kosovo, KFOR; SFOR; NATO, early to late '90s), a brightly colored US Army Korea MedEvac, up through modern day aircraft in Iraq and Afghanistan, including a colorful Ft. Rucker pilot training aircraft. Of the 18 options, 8 are MedEvac aircraft to go with Werner's Wings recently released UH-60 MedEvac Interior set (35-08). To go along with the MedEvac aircraft, there is also a section that describes how to apply all the specific red cross decals on them.

The Markings decal set comes in all three (1/35, 1/48, and 1/72) helicopter scales.

Stencil decal set

For those of you who want to build more than one Blackhawk Werner's Wings also provides a separate stencil decal set in 1/35th and 1/48th scales. This set provides all the common stencils and warnings found around the aircraft. The are very finely written and look great. There are even data plates and other small stencils not found on the current UH-60 kit decals. These will enhance any Blackhawk model you build.

These are great sets and I highly recommend them to dress up your Blackhawk models.
Highs: Finely printed and very useful decals. Great marking options that cover the full spectrum of the UH-60 Blackhawk's career from the early '80s up to present day operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Lows: None that I can see.
Verdict: As decal sets go I highly recommend them. Floyd has hit a home run with this set.
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  Scale: Other
  Mfg. ID: 35-01, 35-02
  Suggested Retail: $16 , $6
  PUBLISHED: Aug 10, 2011
  NATIONALITY: United States

About Gino P. Quintiliani (HeavyArty)

Retired US Army Artillery Officer, currently a contractor at MacDill AFB in the Tampa, FL area. I have been modelling for the past 40+ years, really seriously on armor and large scale helos (1/32, 1/35) for the last 35 or so.

Copyright 2021 text by Gino P. Quintiliani [ HEAVYARTY ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.


Thanks for posting it up Andy.
AUG 10, 2011 - 01:24 PM

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