The talented folks at Airway Graphics have been busy again. Take a look
at these latest releases! Click on the thumbnails to see larger images
of both the decals and illustrations.
1/144 Air 2000 Airbus A321
Designed for Revell's A321 kit, this sheet provides the colors and markings
for the UK-based Air 2000 aircraft. Air 2000 is the airlift portion of
First Choice Holidays, operating several CFM-powered A321 aircraft. Extra
markings are provided to represent five of the fleet. An abundance of
windows and stencils are also provided to give the kit that realistic
1/144 Braniff International 707-327Cs
Okay, many of you aren't old enough to remember the colorful paint schemes
that were the trademark of Braniff Airlines. Braniff was a textbook example
of what happens to an airline that can't keep up with the market demands.
But thanks to Minicraft's recent release of the 707-320 and this recent
offering in the Liveries Unlimited series, we can re-live some of those
days. Actually, the decal sheet only provides you with the basic logo,
airline name, windows, stenciling,
and the registration numbers for nine of Braniff's 707s. The art of this
airline was in the paint. If you give in to temptation, you'll need to
get several sheets (one aircraft per sheet) just to capture the colorful
variety of the Braniff fleet.
1/144 Inspar markings for the A319/A320/A321
The decals in this series beat the heck out of masking and painting
the Inspar areas. The warning and evacuation markings are also great enhancements
to the accuracy of the final product.
Multi-Scale Engine Logos
Here is a handy set for any project. A complete set of engine manufacturer
logos in multiple sizes. These include the old and new Pratt & Whitney
logos, the General Electric Logo in a variety of background shades, the
CFM logo, the V2500 engine logo and the logo from IATA. No nacelle is
complete without the engine logo!
1/72 B377 Pan American Airways
The Academy 1/72 B377 featured the early Pan American Airways artwork
over a bare metal paint scheme. Pan Am changed their aircraft schemes
to an easier to maintain (less polish) white over light grey schem with
the blue stripe and blue meatball on the tail. This would become the standard
scheme on subsequent aircraft as well. But on the Boeing Model 377, this
new scheme greatly simplified the maintenance and corrosion control of
the aircraft. This updated paint scheme is featured
on this new decal sheet. This set includes extra markings to represent
virtually any of the Pan Am Boeing 377s to carry this scheme, including
two different sized meatballs for the tail. A major aid in the construction
and finishing of the Academy kit is an optional
set of silver window frames for the cockpit, in case you don't care to
mask and paint silver over the top of your white basecoat.
1/72 C/HC/KC-97 Strats
Saving the best for last, this is an incredible decal set! Markings
are included for twelve (12!!) different C-97 aircraft, including:
1. KC-97L, 22630, Ohio ANG, 'Zeppelinheim'
2. YC-97A, 559595, USAF, Berlin Airlift
3. C-97A, 80416, California ANG
4. HC-97G, 22782, 36 ARS, USAF 5.
KC-97L, 123-03, Spanish Air Force
6. C-97A, 8402, 1501 ATW, USAF
7. C-97C, 0692, MATS, USAF
8. KC-97F, 1245, 305 BW, USAF
9. KC-97G, 22782, USAF
10. KC-97L, 20842, Illinois ANG, 'City of Aurora'
11. KC-97L, 20905, Wisconsin ANG
12. YC-97B, 59596, MATS, USAF
markings to do all of these aircraft come on two 8.5x11 inch sheets and
include lots of markings that are handy for many other future projects
as well. In addition to the full-color profiles provided, another sheet
discusses each of the background and unique features of the 12 aircraft
represented. On the backside of this same sheet are general modeling notes
for the Academy KC-97L kit and some additional ANG state stencils that
would not fit on the decal sheets. The instructions talk you through scanning
and printing these stencils out on your Alps printer.
is by far the coolest decal set I've seen to date. The extensive research
and attention to detail are evident, and these will definitely go a long
way to helping you transform the stock KC-97L kit into a contest winner.
My sincere thanks to Airway
Graphics for these review samples! Stop by their website to see their
other decal releases.