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The first two shows of the year are now over.

Huddersfield was a great success in its new location and the SIG display drew much attention. Whilst we were in the smaller of the two halls, we were near to the competition and in the main entrance to the show.

This was the last year for the Hinckley show in its current location and it is very clear that the old site is not in a good state. The SIG display was banished to the back hall where the lighting was terrible - although the fact that several of the lights weren't working didn't help!

The next show will be Cosford on 3rd April - see you all there!

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2016 IPMS Coventry & Warwickshire Model Show - June 26 2016
2016 RIAT - July 8 2016
2016 RIAT - July 8 2016
2016 RIAT - July 8 2016
2016 IPMS Avon Model Show - August 7 2016

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Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Wolfpak Decals
ID 72-023
Title SAC Silver
Types Featured B-47E, U-2C, T-33A, B-52H, C-47A

This sheet from Wolfpak Decals is dedicated to the aircraft of Strategic Air Command, and features 5 different types - B-47E, U-2C, T-33A, B-52H and C-47A. The airframes covered are as follows:-

  • B-47E-30-DT 52-0283 from the 509th BW based at Pease AFB, New Hampshire.  This airframe is painted in the standard SAC scheme of overall bare metal with gloss white undersides, U.S.AIR FORCE in blue on the fuselage sides and the SAC band on the nose;
  • B-47E-30-LM 52-0184 from the 100th BW based at Pease AFB, New Hampshire.  This airframe is painted identically to -0283;
  • T-33A-5-LO 58-0696 from the 509th BW, Pease AFB, New Hampshire.  Overall polished aluminium with a SAC band behind the canopy on both sides and white flashes on the tip tanks containing "509th BW PEASE AFB NH" in blue;
  • U-2C 56-6680 from the 100th SRW based at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona during 1975.  This aircraft is depicted during operations from the UK and Middle East, when it was painted in a "less threatening" scheme called the Sabre scheme, comprising FS27780 gret and FS25630 pale blue;
  • C-47A-20-DK 42-93185 from the 100th OMS, 100th BW at Pease AFB, New Hampshire.  It was painted with a Grey FS16473 lower half and gloss white FS17875 upper half and a blue cheatline, with a SAC band on both sides behind the wings;
  • B-52H-165-BW 61-0003 from the 28th BW at Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota during 1979.  This aircraft is painted in the SIOP scheme of Green FS34079, Green FS34159, Tan FS34201 and White FS17875.

The sheet is well printed with everything in register, the decal film itself is thin and there is very little overlap of film.

The instructions are printed in a mixture of color and B&W and comprise colour side views together with B&W camouflage scheme diagrams, color details and additional references.

Review by Chris St Clair