Iliad Design 1/48 Cessna L-19/O-1 Bird Dog Decal Sheet

This decal sheet is numbered 48035 and arrived from Iliad decals in a stout cardboard envelope. The subjects of this sheet are:

  • O-1A Kansas Army National Guard, 1968
  • L-19 11th Army Aviation Sqn, Pakistani Army
  • L-19 South Korean Navy, early 1960s
  • O-1A US Army Reserve
  • L-19 203rd Recon Airplane Company, An Khe, South Vietnam, 1968
  • L-19 Hoantai, Japan, 1652-54

The set contains just the aircraft specific decals and you would use any stencils from the kit you’re using. You will be able to make all 6 aircraft though – if you have 6 kits available!

The contents of this set are:

  • 1 double-sided colour sheet of instructions
  • 1 21 cm x 14 cm decal sheet

The instructions are clear and simple and give all the extra details you’re going to need to get your build right. The port side views of each aircraft have details against each of them letting you know details about the camouflage scheme used and any idiosyncrasies of the individual aircraft. All the colours used on the aircraft are named. On the reverse side of the sheet are top views of the 6 aircraft showing decal placement on the top and bottom of the aircraft.

The decal sheet, as you can see in the photographs and the video, are perfectly in register, well detailed and the colours look good too. The backing film is minimal to non-existent except in places where it is needed to line text up. Iliad has chosen a diverse range of aircraft to build with a couple of colourful non-green options.

This set is available for $12.00 from Iliad Design’s site.

Conclusion:
This is a very nice decal set with some attractive options for any 1/48 Cessna L-19/O-1 Bird Dog.

Many thanks to Iliad Design for the review sample.

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Paul Tosney

Paul has been with Model Builder International since almost the beginning. He started building models as a boy, and took a hiatus, but started building again a few years ago. He builds pretty much anything, but mostly WW2, with a smattering of modern and the occasional SciFi model.

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