Illiad Design has recently released an aftermarket decal set covering Cessna L-19/O-1. The Bird Dog saw service with over 20 air forces so the choice of markings is very varied and this sheet does not disappoint.
This decal sheet covers a total of 6 aircrafts and you are provided with enough markings as to be able to model 5 of them (or all of them if you have some extra American markings). You have your choice of
- O-1 Kansas Army National Guard, overall Olive Drab
- L-19 Pakistan Army, overall weathered dark green
- L-19 South Korean Navy, overall light grey
- O-1 US Army Reserve, Olive Drab
- L-19 US Army, Hawkeyes, weathered olive drab with Hawkeye profiles on the wings
- L-19 Hoantai (predecessor of Japan’s Self Defense Force), overall yellow with Hoentai insignia -pink cherry blossom- in the fuselage and Hinomarus on the wings.
They are an amazing selection of markings. I particularly liked the Hoantai markings, as they are very unique ones.
The decal themselves are glossy and in register. The colors are vivid (good density) and while I have not tested them, my previous experience with Illiad Decals is that they are easy to work with and conform to the model surface really well.
This decal sheet is great. Excellent choice of camouflages and enough decals to model all of the choices provided.
I would like to thank Iliad Design and IPMS/USA for the review sample.