FCM Decal Releases

Reviewed by Michael Benolkin

Battle of Britain, Set HB7201

FCM has released a major decal superset here. Unlike other similar Battle of Britain decal sets that have nice markings of Spitfires and Bf109s, this set covers just about every combat aircraft that was in the hemisphere during that time. Here is a run-down of the topics:

  • Hurricane Mk.I, YB-W, 17 Sqn

  • Spitfire Mk.Ib, QV-H, 19 Sqn

  • Spitfire Mk.Ib, LO-G, 602 Sqn

  • Defiant Mk.I, PS-X, 264 Sqn

  • Beaufighter Mk.If, NG-F, 604 Sqn

  • Blenheim Mk.If, ZK-P, 25 Sqn

  • Gladiator Mk.II, HP-B, 247 Sqn

  • Walrus Mk.I, L5-N, Coastal Command

  • Bf109E-4, JG 2

  • Bf110C, M8+NP, ZG 76

  • Fw200C, F8+AH, KG 40

  • Ju87B-2, S2+N, StG 77

  • Ju87B-2, T6+KN, StG 2

  • Ju88A-1, B3+BM, KG 54

  • Do17P, 4U+GL, Luftflotte 2

  • Do17Z, F1+DT, Luftflotte 2

  • He111H, A1+FT, KG 53

  • Do18G, K6+KL, KuFlGr 406

  • He115B, S4+CL, KuFlGr 506

  • Fiat CR.42, 85 Sqn, 18 Gruppo (Belgium)

  • Fiat G.50bis, 351 Sqn, 20 Gruppo

  • Fiat BR.20, 43 Gruppo

This is quite a line-up of subjects, and as usual for FCM, the set includes color side profiles of each aircraft. You'll note that they can attain so many subjects on one sheet by not including British, German or Italian national markings, so hang on to your kit decals for these!

Battle of Britain, Set HB4801

This set is the 1/48 scale version of the set above and comes on two decal sheets. While the set is similar, there are a few differences (and more aircraft covered. Here is a run-down of the topics:

  • Hurricane Mk.I, YB-W, 17 Sqn

  • Spitfire Mk.Ib, KL-B, 54 Sqn

  • Spitfire Mk.Ib, LO-G, 602 Sqn

  • Defiant Mk.I, PS-X, 264 Sqn

  • Defiant Mk.I, PS-P, 264 Sqn

  • Beaufighter Mk.If, ZK-A, 25 Sqn

  • Beaufighter Mk.If, NG-F, 604 Sqn

  • Blenheim Mk.If, ZK-P, 25 Sqn

  • Blenheim Mk.If, NG-Q, 604 Sqn

  • Walrus Mk.I, L5-N, Coastal Command

  • Bf109E-4, JG 2

  • Bf110C, M8+NP, ZG 76

  • Ju87B-2, S2+N, StG 77

  • Ju87B-2, T6+KN, StG 2

  • Ju88A-1, B3+BM, KG 54

  • Ju88A-1, 4D+DC, KG 30

  • Do17Z, F1+DT, Luftflotte 2

  • He111H, A1+FT, KG 53

  • He111H, A1+DA, KG 53

  • Do17P, 4U+DH, Luftflotte 2

  • Do17P, 4U+GL, Luftflotte 2

  • Fiat CR.42, 85 Sqn, 18 Gruppo (Belgium)

  • Fiat G.50bis, 351 Sqn, 20 Gruppo

This is also quite a line-up of subjects, and as usual for FCM, the set includes color side profiles of each aircraft. As with the 1/72 set above, national markings are not included. The additions and deletions in the 1/48 set reflect the availability of certain kit subjects that differ from the 1/72 world.

1/144 Airliners, Set 144-17

This set covers four 1/144 airliner subjects, which include the 1/144 version of the 1/72 REAL Aerovias Super Constellation set that we reviewed in October. This set is timely with the upcoming re-release of the Constellation from Minicraft. The four aircraft covered in this set are:

  • L1049 Super Constellation - REAL Aerovias

  • DC-3 - REAL Aerovias

  • ERJ-145 - Team Lufthansa

  • 737-500 - Air Pacific

These three sets are welcome additions from the FCM line. You can order FCM decals from Hannants or Flightdecs. My sincere thanks to FCM Decals for these review samples.


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