Beechcraft 18s Decals

Published: March 13th, 2018     
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Reviewed by: Rob Booth - IPMS# 37548
Scale: 1/48
Company: Iliad Design
Price: $12.00
Product / Stock #: 48033
Product provided by: Iliad Design

Iliad Design is an Ottawa, Canada based firm that offers decals and color chart references for scale modelers.

The subjects of this set are post-WWII era Beechcraft Model 18s in military markings. Markings are included for three aircraft as follows:

  • SNB-2H Hospital Aircraft based at NAS Jacksonville
  • UC-45J based at NAS Atsugi, mid-1960s
  • AT-7C of an unknown unit, buzz #TB-482, 1946

The sheet is printed in perfect register with very little carrier film border. Colors are bold, and the ink is solidly dense, reducing or eliminating opaque tendencies of the lighter colors. The letter-sized instruction sheet calls out paint colors and particulars for each aircraft. Also noted are the nacelle and leading edge modifications necessary to model the Atsugi bird, and references the Belcher Bits resin parts to complete it.

I have used Iliad Designs sets on past builds and find that their decals are easy to use following the typical application procedures. They settle down beautifully into/on surface details and respond well to Micro Scale decal fluids when needed for coaxing onto difficult areas.

Very highly recommended! Thanks to Iliad Designs and IPMS for the review set.

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