A new, young company named Balkan Models specializing in stuff from The Balkans has recently released decal sets in 1/72 scale.
Balkan models is one of the first companies to specialize in aircraft and all the stuff that comes with aircraft from the Balkans, all the way from early aviation to present day. They have recently released two very useful sets to anyone who wants to make a JRV (Yugoslavian Air force) model in 1/72 scale
I will be reviewing most of them later, but I will start with BM-7204 Numbers-Yugoslav Air force.
Balkan models is one of the first company specialized in airplanes and all stuff that comes with airplanes from the Balkans,all the way from early aviation to now. They have recently released two very useful sets to anyone who wants to make a JRV (Yugoslavian Air force) model in 1/72 scale
So lets start.
The decal sheet comes in a Ziploc bag with a colorful one page instruction sheet which is very nice.
The front side of the instructions is basically the cover, as you can see on the scan. The back page is Showing what kind of numbers are to be used where. The aircraft and helo's you can use numbers for are :
P-47,T-33,F-84,F-86,An-2,C-47,S-49,S-55,Mi-8 and Gazelle .
Under that is a nice „User's manual with description in English and small pictures to make it easier for beginner's
There are four different type's of number in this sheet, 2 for the general numbers and the smaller ones for serial number. Type one comes in two styles one normal,and second one with dashed numbers. Type two comes in normal and dashed too. But this time you get both white and black numbers. The type's 3 and 4 (serial numbers) come in white and black.
All of them look very nice and from what I have seen very accurate.Unfortunately i do not own any pictures of JRV planes or numbers, so a simple google search will do. (Type „JRV F-86“ etc or „JRV“ and any type of aircraft that you are interested in).
The decals are printed very nice and sharp, with almost no excessive carrier film. Both white and black are very nice, it comes with a lot of numbers. You can do at least 10 aircraft with them, so that will last for a longtime.
So in the end what can I say. This amazing sheet with serial numbers for JRV aircraft will last for a longtime and the best thing is the price which is only 6 euros.That is really an amazing deal.
Highs: Crisp and sharp decalsLows: None that I noticedVerdict: Highly recommended