MODEL ART PRE-EMPTS DORA WINGS SIMOUN C.635 WITH NEW DECALS

Having already catered for the Caudron C.635 Simoun in 1/72 scale, Model Art now offers 1/48 decals for the type.

MODEL ART PRE-EMPTS DORA WINGS SIMOUN C.635 WITH NEW DECALS

Specialising in French subjects, it wasn’t surprising that Model Art Decal System released markings for Caudron’s C.635 Simoun, designed to adorn Heller’s vintage 1/72 styrene kit. However, with a 1/48 replica slated to be issued by Dora Wings – which has already released the C.631-33 and C.630 – UK-based Model Art gets ahead of the game by rescaling its markings to 1/48, with additions and modifications.

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Sheet 48/015 provides liveries for nine different French military C.635s, in service with that country’s navy and air force. Colour schemes vary greatly, from overall painted aluminium, khaki and dark blue grey, to three-tone camouflage. Interesting unit badges are supplied too, but all the decals are printed with Model Art’s usually excellent colour density and pinpoint register, on thin, gloss carrier film. The options are:

•    T-253, Section d’Entrainement/39RA, Dugny, France, 1938
•    T-274, École de l’Air, Salon-de Provence, France, 1939
•    T-580, École de Pilotage, Melun-Villaroche, France, 1940
•    T-140, Section Entraînement, Aéronautique Navale, BAN Hyères, France, 1937
•    T-785, École de Pilotage, Meknes, Morocco, 1940
•    T-788, Forces Aériennes Françaises Libres (Free French Air Force), Rayak, Syria, 1940
•    T-148, SES/Section de Servitude, Aéronautique Navale, Sidi-Ahmed, Morocco, 1939
•    T-139, CEPA, Aéronautique Navale, Saint-Raphaël, France, 1938
•    T-517, unknown unit, Montpelier, France, July 1940

Decal print runs from any company are rarely long, so if you plan to purchase Dora’s C.635 whenever it appears, don’t dally in obtaining Model Art’s 1/48 decals if you fancy portraying one of the aforementioned airframes. The sheet is priced at £10, available direct from Model Art Decal System.

MODEL ART PRE-EMPTS DORA WINGS SIMOUN C.635 WITH NEW DECALS