Model Alliance Group

1/72 & 1/48 US Coast Guard Choppers - Part 1 Decals

1/72 Sheet No. MA-72150 10.00 

1/48 Sheet No. MA-48150 13.00

Review by Steve Bamford on May 5 2009


This new decal sheet from Model Alliance Group features markings for 24 different US Coast Guard choppers including the MH-68A Stingray, HH-65A Dolphin, HH-65B Dolphin, HH-65C Dolphin and the MH-65C Dolphin.
  • MH-68A 1091 HITRON (Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron) Jacksonville (Florida), February 2004.
  • MH-68A 1095 HITRON (Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron) Jacksonville (Florida), November 2006.
  • MH-68A 1109 HITRON (Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron) Jacksonville (Florida), October 2005.
  • HH-65A 6539 Coast Guard Air Station Brooklyn (New York), November 1997.
  • HH-65A 6559 Coast Guard Air Station Miami (Florida), 1990.
  • HH-65A 6590 Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point (Hawaii)/USCGC Boutwell, Operation Iraqi Freedom, North Arabian Gulf, March 2003.
  • HH-65A 6592 Coast Guard Air Station Detroit (Michigan), June 1989.
  • HH-65B 6514 Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans (Louisiana), October 2002.
  • HH-65B 6519 Coast Guard Air Training Center Mobile (Alabama), August 2006.
  • HH-65B 6526 Coast Guard Air Station Detroit (Michigan), September 2005.
  • HH-65B 6552 Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi (Texas), November 2006.
  • HH-65B 6567 AVDET 162 Polar Operations Division (POPDIV) Mobile (Alabama)/ARCTIC WEST-EAST SUMMER 2005 (AWES 05) Cruise USCGC Healy, June 2005.
  • HH-65B 6578 Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay (California), September 2006.
  • HH-65C 6507 Coast Guard Air Station Houston (Texas), October 2006.
  • HH-65C 6542 Coast Guard Air Station Savannah (Georgia), March 2008.
  • HH-65C 6552 Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco (California), June 2008.
  • HH-65C 6563 Coast Guard Air Station Miami (Florida), May 2006.
  • HH-65C 6566 Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak (Alaska), 2007.
  • HH-65C 6581 Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City (New Jersey), September 2007.
  • HH-65C 6582 Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City (Michigan), August 2008.
  • HH-65C 6588 Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles (California), October 2006.
  • MH-65C 6518 HITRON (Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron) Jacksonville (Florida)/ National Security Cutter Bertholf, June 2008.
  • MH-65C 6550 Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles (Washington), July 2008.

The instructions are straight forward and also include 3 views of the different aircraft on this decal sheet. 

The decals themselves are flawlessly printed and very clearly printed on the 1/72 sample I have before me and are contained on 1 decal sheet.  Stencils are included.  Colours look solid and should cover very well, but the decals appear thin and of a very high quality.   

There is a 12 page of colour instruction booklet which includes side profiles to help with painting and decal placement, plus the instruction booklet also includes photos of the full sized aircraft.  

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There are few choppers that look as good as the colour scheme of the US Coast Guard choppers and I have long wondered why there isn't a sheet available for these eye catching choppers.  This sheet is a welcomed sight and the selection of aircraft and artwork is quite good.  There's even one chopper with a big shark on the side of the engine cowling. 


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Special thanks to Model Alliance for sending me this review sample.  You can purchase these decals direct from the Model Alliance website.

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Photos and text by Steve Bamford