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Smoke Ring Camo Decals
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United Kingdom
Joined: June 11, 2003
KitMaker: 17,578 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 04:15 AM UTC

Mike Grant has come up with a very neat alternative way of applying that ball-breaker camouflage... the infamous Italian WW2 "Smoke Rings".

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Alberta, Canada
Joined: March 13, 2007
KitMaker: 43 posts
AeroScale: 38 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 06:50 AM UTC
Hi Rowan

Thanks for reviewing these. Here are some pics of the model I used as a test-bed for the prototype sheet, it's the Hasegawa 1/48 kit built out-of-box.

Washington, United States
Joined: September 23, 2006
KitMaker: 432 posts
AeroScale: 360 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 07:47 AM UTC
Thanks Rowan!

I have the same Macchi kit awaiting to be built and would like to do this scheme, so this review is very timely.

North Carolina, United States
Joined: November 28, 2005
KitMaker: 2,216 posts
AeroScale: 1,080 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 08:11 AM UTC
After seeing these decals and reading the review, I'm going to try this kit again. The smoke rings were way above my skill level when I built my Macchi so I went with the solid version instead. Below is a picture of my attempt and disaster.

Thanks for the info Merlin!