Spitfire Mk.Ia Decals

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Any 1:48 Scale Spitfire Mk.Ia
Company: Eagle Editions Ltd. - Website: Visit Site
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Eagle Editions has produced some of the most accurate decals on the market. Normally known for their Luftwaffe subjects, they have quite a collection of other aircraft as well, including the Spitfire. With new 1/48th subjects from Airfix, Eduard, and Tamiya these decals are perfectly timed.

There are decals for three aircraft that represent the evolution of the Temperate Land Scheme and the under-surface colors. One aircraft has the black and white belly, the next has the sky color and the following one has the Sky-Blue belly. The first one is flown by P/O Al Deere with the Kiwi emblem in front of the cockpit. The next is flown by Sgt. Bernard Jennings from No.19 Squadron and is typical of the Battle of Britain period. The final option has an American flavor, with a red spinner, flown by an American, P/O Hugh Reilley, flying with No.66 Sqdn.in the Battle of Britain. He was shot down and killed by Werner Molders.

The decals come in a Ziplock baggie with the instructions and the decals. The decals are printed by Cartograf so you know they are perfect. The colors are in perfect register and have good color saturation. They look perfectly printed as is expected. There are two sheets in this release. The first one has all the markings for the individual aircraft. The second smaller sheet has some additional roundels and longer fin flashes.

The instructions are printed on 11 x 17 sheet folded in half and then folded to fit the baggie. Color profiles are provided for all three aircraft. There is a written description of the markings and painting. One page has the stencil locations. The back cover is the plan view of all the aircraft.

Another great decal sheet from Eagle Editions. Whether it is Luftwaffe or their adversaries you can count on the sheet being well researched. With Cartograf you know they are the best in the world and respond well with any setting solutions. There is not much you could do to improve this sheet. An exceptional value. Great job Eagle Editions.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Eagle Editions and IPMS/USA for the review copy. You can obtain yours directly from Eagle Edition at www.eagle-editions.com . Let them know we sent you.

Reviewer Bio

Floyd S. Werner Jr.

Building models since the age of 7, I’ve become known for my Bf-109s and helicopters. I currently run Werner’s Wings. I was previously the ‘star’ of the Master Class Model Building Video series. I’ve been published numerous times on various website, including Hyperscale and ARC. My work has been in FSM and Great Scale Modeling 2001, as well as, numerous other model magazines. I’m a published author with my Squadron/Signal Walkaround book on the Kiowa Warrior. My models have continuously won many regional and national awards. My unique model photography gives my models instant recognition for their historical perspective.

I’m a retired from the Army after 21 years of flying Cobras and Kiowa Warriors, including tours in Iraq, Bosnia, Korea, and Germany. I’m also a retired Flight Officer for the Baltimore City Police and flew their helicopters chasing bad guys. I’m currently flying Cobras and Hueys with the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation.

I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart, Yvonne, for 42 years. Our daughters have blessed us with six grandchildren. My passions continue to be his family, friends, helicopters, models and airplanes, especially the Bf-109 and my beloved AH-1 Cobra. My motto has always been - MODELING IS FUN!

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