AV-8B Harrier Plus
This decal sheet initially has you scratching your head about whose sheet it really is. It’s a SuperScale International sheet, with Squadron Products logo on the bottom of it, and it’s printed by Cartograf ion Italy. It doesn’t really matter, because it is a really well done sheet. It features markings for two very colorful Harriers. The VMA-214 bird bears Pappy Boyington’s markings and is in a different than normal two tone grey scheme, FS36118 and FS35237 with a black fin and black wing tanks. The VMA-211 bird is in the same two tone grey scheme with a bright red fin trimmed in yellow. The instruction sheet is in full color, which is a nice touch, and there are enough stencil data to allow you to do both aircraft. You have to really pay attention to all of the marginal notes, because all of the marking data is on one side of the crowded instruction sheet. The other side of the instruction sheet is one half showing the two aircraft in profile and the other half showing seven future decal releases.
The sheet is printed like you would expect from Cartograf. There is little to no carrier film on the edges of each decal, and they are very, very thin. There are very few multi-color decals on the sheet to check registry with, but the ones that are there look perfect.
My thanks to Squadron for the review sheet and to John Noack-IPMS/USA for allowing me to review it.