Zotz Decals

1/48 SAAB J35F J Draken decal sheet

product # 48/029  Price  US$ 22.00

Review by Steve Bamford on July 7 2008

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This new decal sheet from Zotz Decals includes markings for 4 different Drakens.  You get a very good variety of paint schemes from grey to multi coloured camo to a display bird paint scheme.

The first aircraft is a J35J Draken 35607, F10 #07 Call sign Johan Bla 07.  The paint scheme is the 2 tone grey scheme with large bright orange "07" on the top of the fuselage and tail.  There is squadron artwork on the tail of a top hat wearing skull on a  playing card in a  black circle.

The second aircraft is a J35J Draken 35540, F10 #40 Call sign Johan Bla 40.  This anniversary paint scheme marks the end of the Draken operational life and is gloss blue on top and light blue-grey on the underside.   There is huge artwork on the top side of the airframe of a top hat wearing skull with wings and swords.  On the tail is squadron artwork of a ace of hearts playing card.

The third aircraft is a J35F.1 Draken 35468, F10 #66 Call sign Johan Rod 66.  The paint scheme is the standard olive green/dark blue over light blue-grey camouflage scheme with bright orange tail sporting a big white ghost.  There is a large yellow 66 on the rear fuselage and a big yellow 10 on the nose.  

The fourth aircraft is a J35F.2 Draken 35559, F10 #57 Call sign Johan Rod 57.  The paint scheme is the standard olive green/dark blue over light blue-grey camouflage with special airshow markings of white ghosts on the underside and white ghosts in red circles on  both sides of the tail.  The top of the fuselage sports massive white #"57".  The side of the tail has a yellow #"57" and also yellow #"10" on both sides of the nose.

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There are 6 pages of instruction sheets with 3 and sometimes 4 view colour drawings of these planes showing paint patterns and decal placement.  I appreciate the page of line drawings showing stencil placement.  The decals are contained on 2 decal sheets and include stencils for one aircraft.  

You can order this decal sheet from the Zotz Decals website.

The Draken has always proved to be a popular aircraft whenever decals are released and I suspect the colourful schemes on this decal sheet will prove to be equally popular.

Steve

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

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Photos and text by Steve Bamford