Zotz Decals

1/48 Red Devil Tornado decal sheet

Product # ZTZ48012 for US$15.00

Product Article by Steve Bamford on July 8 2004




This third Tornado decal sheet from Zotz Decals andIDS Panavia Tornado from 6 Stormo, 154 Gruppo C.B. (Caccia Bobmbardieri = Fighter Bombers) at Ghedi, Brescia.  This paint scheme is of a cartoonish devil on the fuselage, wings and tail.  The paint scheme is a wraparound devil character with wings extended flying with a pitch fork held out in front of him.  The paint scheme was to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the re-foundation of the 6 Stormo.  This paint scheme appeared in the "Giomata Azzurra" in June 2002, in Ghedi, Italia.

For instructions there is a large variety of photos of all angles of this aircraft and it Devilish paint scheme.  There are also little notes indicating special features of this paint scheme for the modeller to be aware of to achieve a highly accurate scale model.

There are plenty of decals in this decal set and they are contained on 3 different decal sheets.  Some of the decals for the wings are quite large and will require a bit of patience to apply, but I see no problems here.  The decals are flawlessly printed and in perfect registration.  The colours look good and the detail on the devils head and face is very well done.....cool looking artwork. 

This is a beautifully done product and up to Eli's usual high standards.

This is a very unique decal sheet and highly recommended for anyone looking for a unique and devilish set of marking for their next Tornado colour bird.

I would like to thank Zotz Decals for providing me with this review sample.


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Photos and text by Steve Bamford