When I got home from school I saw a small envelope, which I then opened and saw these cool decals. Initial impression on the first view was they looked OK, but not anything more.
It came in a hard envelope for extra protection, nothing was damaged or bent during the shipping which is very odd here in Croatia.
When I opened the decals I discovered a nice colour manual and sheet of decals, I didn't know there were two sheets until I went to scan them for this review.
One sheet contains the all the colour decals for the roundels, fin flashes, unit patches and some of the white codes. The blue, red, orange, yellow, white, green, black and gold are well printed.
I have never seen such good print quality, this is amazing.
The other sheet contains the white backgrounds for decals on the 1st sheet, as well as some smaller codes for grey and black Hawks.
As I mentioned the decals look perfect almost no extra carrier film and very thin.
What can I say than one of best decal sheets I have seen.
Options are for 11 all gloss black Hawks from 1990 to 2010 period. 1. Hawk T.1A XX194/CO,100. Squadron, RAF Leeming, May 2000. 2. Hawk T.1A XX194/CO,100. Squadron, Raf Leeming, 2009. 90th Anniversary RAF Benevolent Fund. 3. Hawk T.1A,XX312,19(R) Squadron/4 FTS, RAF Valley, July 2010. 95th anniversary of 19. Squadron. 4. Hawk T.1A XX170,NFSF(FW) (Naval Flying Standards Flight(Fixed Wings)), RNAS Yeovilton, HMS Heron, May 2003 5. Hawk T.1A XX184,208(R) Squadron/4 FTS, RAF Valley NSPCC Fund Raising September 1999. 6. Hawk T.1A XX281, 151(R) Squadron/ 7 FTS (2 TWU), RAF Chivenor, September 1992. Testing the all Black finish; white stripes on lower wings. 7. Hawk T.1A XX230,63(R) Squadron/ 7 FTS (2TWU), RAF Chivenor, July 1992. Testing all Black finish;yellow stripes on lower wings. 8. Hawk T.1A XX307,208(R) Squadron/ 4 FTS. RAF Valley, September 2010. 9. Hawk T.1A XX167/PU,19(R) Squadron/ 4 FTS, Raf Valley, May 1998. 10. Hawk T.1A XX316,74(R) Squadron,4 FTS, RAF Valley, July 2000.
The instructions are very nice, double side printed A4 Paper in colour with precise positioning of the decals and colours, and small description on each one.
3/4 are profiles of both sides of all aircraft,and 1/4 are layouts, both under and upper side.
From the references I have, sizes, colours and positioning are fine, everything is OK, no flaws.
For references you should check various Internet sites, because there isn't a book or anything where you will find a lot of pictures.
I found many walkarounds on different British forums.
Please remember, when contacting retailers or manufacturers, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here - on Aeroscale.
Highs: Nicely printed. Variety of colours. No carrier film. A lot of options.Lows: Stripes for 2 aircraft have to be painted, no decal included.Verdict: Very nice decals to represent 1990-2010 overall black BAe Hawk's. Recommended.