Eduard, 1/48 scale
Reviewed by Graham Carter
This decal release is designed for the Tamiya kit and presents five options.
There are two sheets, one for the two different styles of national markings and a larger sheet of marks for the specific aircraft. Each sheet has a protective paper cover and there is a card backing sheet to protect from damage.
Instructions are in colour and cover both sides of an A4 and an A5 sheet. These give excellent decal placement information with upper and lower plans, port and starboard elevations, and port and starboard fuselage locations - great idea Eduard! All paint colours are called out clearly by name and by paint manufacturer numbers such as H52, C12 and MMP091 for Olive Drab (I’ll leave you to work out what these mean!). One side of the A5 sheet gives the stencil locations, of which there are sufficient for what looks like three models. All items are enclosed in a re-sealable plastic sleeve which is s very tight fit.
Decals are beautifully printed with what looks like excellent colour density, minimal clear trim and a high gloss finish. The tiny swastika ‘kill’ markings for one of the choices come as parts or on a cut-off corner for those countries in which this mark is prohibited.
The aircraft covered on this sheet are all in Olive Drab over Neutral Grey:
P-38F-5-LO flown by Capt R.L.Faurot, 39th FS, 5AF, Port Moresby January 1943,
P-38F-15-LO 27th FS, 1st FG, 2nd AF, Tunisia, summer 1943,
P-38G-15-LO flown by Lt J Hagenback, 94th FS,!st FG, 12th AF, Sardinia, 1943,
P-38G-13, flown by Lt J.G.O’Niell, 9th FS, 49th FG, 5th AF, New Guinea, November 1943, and
P-38G-15-, 80th FS, 8th FG, 5th AF, New Guinea, autumn 1943.
Aircraft 4 and 5 have scantily clad young ladies as nose decorations, and the others have sundry markings , whilst number 2 has a most impressive ‘kill’ total.
These sheets should satisfy modellers looking for some different schemes for their models.
Recommended for the modellers looking for some different schemes for their kits.
Thanks to Eduard for the sample.
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29 March, 2021
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