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English Electric Lightning
F.1/F.1A/F.2/F.3 Stencils

BarracudaCals, 1/48 scale

 

Summary

Catalogue Number:

BarracudaCals BC-S48001 - English Electric Lightning F.1/F.1A/F.2/F.3 Stencils

Scale:

1/48 scale

Contents and Media:

Decal sheet and cover sheet in a resealable bag.

Price:

USD $7.95 available online from BARRACUDAcals website
also available online from Hannants and Sprue Brothers

Review Type:

FirstLook

Advantages:

Great improvement over kit stencil markings, decals in perfect register, thin carrier film; full compliment of stencil data including walkway lines

Disadvantages:

Conclusion:

A must-have accessory to replace the sub standard decals in the Airfix kit.


Reviewed by Brett Green


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F i r s t L o o k

 

 

There can be little argument that the 1/48 scale English Electric Lightning kits, along with their late-mark Spitfires around the same time, represented the high point of Airfix in their long history.

 

As good as the kits were, however, their Achilles Heel was the decals. I built the kit when it was first released and found the performance of the decals was not up to the superb standards of the rest of the kit. The markings were blurry, out of register, flat and subject to silvering.

 

Barracudacals has now addressed this shortcoming with a brand new set of full stencil markings for the Airfix 1/48 scale English Electric Lightning F.1/F.1A/F.2/F.3.

 

 

 

 

One full set of stencil markings is supplied, including wing walk lines and a detailed instrument panel decal. Markings are in perfect register and carrier film is thin. The decals have been printed by Cartograf, so you know the qualitywill be good.

 

If you have a 1/48 scale early Airfix Lightning in your stash, Barracudacals' stencil decal sheet will be a must-have accessory.

Thanks to BarracudaCals for the samples


BarracudaCals decals are available online from their website


Text and Images Copyright 2009 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 8 January, 2009
Last updated 8 January, 2009

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