RCAF Mosquitoes Decals; Canadians in Fighter Command

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Scale
1/72
MSRP
$10.59
Product / Stock #
AOD72005m
Company: Aviaeology - Website: Visit Site
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Aviaeology provides well researched decals on four RCAF 418 squadron Mosquitoes that covers the changing markings during the service careers of these aircraft. Each subject is complete with narratives on time period and painting suggestions. The instructions and diagrams are provided on four photo copied sheets, but an email request to Aviaeology will get you a promptly sent color PDF of the instructions which will prove helpful. The PDF can be printed or sent to your tablet for reference in your model workshop, you can magnify the profiles as recommended by Aviaeology to identify the subtle shades and the finishes of these Mosquitoes. You also get a tutorial of the bombs and the racks used with complete painting guides for them. Listed below is a breakdown of the subjects.

  • 418 squadron, Mosquito FB.VI HJ719 “Moonbeam McSwine”; Early-Mid 1944.
  • 418 squadron, Mosquito FB.VI HR147 “Hairless Joe”; Late 1944.
  • 418 squadron, Mosquito FB.VI NS850 “Black Rufe”; Mid 1944.
  • 418 squadron, Mosquito FB.VI SZ976 “Amigo Panchito”; Spring 1945.

Aviaeology's review sample is in perfect registry and the colors are vivid. I have not used them yet, but I have other Aviaeology sheets in my collection that are consistent in quality to this sample. From what I've heard and read the Aviaeology decals bed down nicely and work well with the Micro Set/Sol system. Highly recommended. My next project is a Hasegawa Mosquito FB IV and I will be using these decals, my only problem is which option I will choose.

Thanks to Aviaeology and to IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review this sample.

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