Albatros Modelworks

48-010/72-010

F-1 Mirage

Review by Steve Bamford

Albatros Modelworks has done it again, they've come out with a decal sheet that is guaranteed to give everyone something they like.  Included in this decal sheet are markings for 20 different planes in 16 different paint schemes from 7 different Air Forces, including Spain, Greece, Iraq, Morocco, Jordan, Libya and South Arfica.  I've cut profiles of the 16 different paint schemes from the instruction sheets and you can see them directly below and the thing that strikes me is the sheer variety of paint schemes and colours and camo combinations.  Below that you'll find scans of the instruction sheets that will show complete views of the planes that are included on this decal sheet.  Also below you'll find scans of the 3 decal sheets.  The printing  and colours of the decal sheets is crisp and clear with no flaws.  The amount of decals in this set is absolutely amazing....piles of decals!!! 

Mirage F1-CE in Low Viz gray paint scheme of the Spanish Airforce
Mirage F1-CE in Low Viz gray paint scheme of the Spanish Airforce for a NATO Tiger Squadron with Tiger stripe highlights on the tail's vertical control surfaces.
Mirage F1-EDA in pale green and brown camo paint scheme with blue undersides of the Spanish Airforce. 
Mirage F1-CE in pale green, dark green and brown camo paint scheme with pale light blue undersides of the Spanish Airforce.
Mirage F1-EE in blue paint scheme with pale light blue undersides of the Spanish Airforce. 
Mirage F1-CG in blue paint scheme with pale light blue undersides of the Greek Airforce.       2 planes....#131 and 133
Mirage F1-EQ in pale green and brown camo paint scheme with blue undersides of the Iraqi Airforce during the Iran / Iraq War. 
Mirage F1-EQ in dark gray paint scheme with light gray undersides of the Iraqi Airforce. 
Mirage F1-CH & EH in dark green, light green and tan camo paint scheme with light gray undersides of the Airforce of Morocco

Mirage F1-CJ in medium gray paint scheme with light gray undersides of the Jordanian Airforce

Mirage F1-EJ in pale green, dark green and brown camo paint scheme with pale light blue undersides of the Jordanian Airforce
Mirage F1-AD in pale green, medium green and dark green camo paint scheme with pale light blue undersides of the Airforce of Libya.           2 planes
Mirage F1-AZ in dark green and tan camo paint scheme with pale gray undersides and 
Mirage F1- CZ in dark green and tan camo paint scheme with pale gray undersides of the South African Airforce
2 planes 
The CZ is the first SAAF Mig killer.   
Mirage F1-AZ in dark gray/brown and tan camo paint scheme with pale gray undersides of the South African Airforce
Mirage F1-AZ in dark gray/brown and tan camo paint scheme with medium gray undersides that come halfway up the sides of the fuselage of the South African Airforce2 planes
Mirage F1-CZ in 3 tone gray camo paint scheme of the South African Airforce.

(resolution of decal sheet has been reduced to 75 dpi protect the art work)

 

 

 

 

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