£12.00 – £37.00
FANTASY PRINTSHOP AIRFILE FPAF 48-001 HAWKER HUNTER SINGLE SEATER
THIS IS A LIMITED REPRINT
Fantasy Printshop has developed this set of decals that covers no fewer than 32 different single seat Hunters.
All of the different variants are covered in this set which includes markings for F.1/4/5/6 and FGA.9 aircraft.
There are also a couple of FR.10s added in the mix. It seems to me that pretty much every RAF unit is covered in this sheet.
There are so many markings that even without providing common items like stencils it still takes four full sheets.
For those wondering about kits, most of us will gravitate towards the Academy versions as they do both an F.6 and an FGA.9.
It would be relatively easy to backdate the F.6 to do the F.5, 4, and 1 variant by removing the dogtooth extension and perhaps some other small modifications.
The vast majority of these planes are camouflaged in Dark Green and Dark Sea Grey over painted aluminum (High Speed Silver),
though there are exceptions such as a 4 FTS plane in trainer colors,
some with PRU blue or light grey undersides and at least one in a wraparound scheme.
The decals themselves are superbly done and include a full range of serial numbers for all 32 planes.
Some of these have the under wing serials stacked while most are in long form.
There are enough insignia on the sheet for one full color and one low visibility option.
Academy’s kit markings are also nicely done and should provide any additional insignia needed.