Black Cat decals in 1/72 scale
Reviewed by Rato Marczak (dec/2022)

Summary
Description: 
- Decal markings for Portuguese Air Force's F-16 (BC 79029)  and Hurricane (BC 79018)
Scale: 
- 1/72
Price: 
- 5.00€ (Hurricane) / 13.70€ (F-16)
Contents & Media: 
- A printed decal sheets and instructinos
Advantages: 
- Minimal clear film borders.
- Good register and printing quality. 
- Well researched. Unusual subjects.
Disadvantages
Recommendation:
- Recommended.

Here are a couple of decals in 1/72 scale decal samples from Black Cat that I received from a friend (thanks Carlitos!). As far as I can tell, Black Cat Decals is a Portuguese manufacturer, so it is not surprise that they specialize in Portuguese Air Force subjects. I am very impressed by the quality of their decals. If you want to decorate your Hurricane, F-16, Spitfire, P-38, T-6, Gladiator, Fury, P-47... (the list is very long) with something less usual, you might consider Black Cat.


Lockheed Marting F-16A ADF  (#72029)

The sheet brings decals for a commemorative scheme of a particular PAF Fighting Falcon from the Esquadron 201 “50 Anos Monte Real” (50 years of Monte Real)
. The nice thing about this particular scheme is the F-86 painted on the top of the F-16, in reference to the initial mount of the squadrong, I suppose. Very nice and unique. The accompanying instructions are very clear, with color calls for FS, Humbrol, Gunze and AK. Recommended kits for this sheet are Revell and Hasegawa offerings.







The register of my sample is perfect, and the stencils are readable with a magnifier.


Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIc   (#72018)

This sheet brings decals for one Hurricane Mk.IIc of the many which served in Sintra circa 1952-1954 (but written 1953-54 in the instructions). Another opportunity to make a different Hurricane.
The accompanying instructions brings color calls for Humbrol and AK. Recommended kits for this sheet are Airfix, Academy, Hasegawa and Hobby Boss.



Recommended.


Rato Marczak 2022