Decals

Reviews of scale model decal sets.

Mosquito Airframe Stencil/Data Series

Published: January 31st, 2016     
Mosquito Airframe Stencil/Data Series
Reviewed by: Dick Montgomery, IPMS# 14003
Scale: 1/24
Company: Aviaeology

Please note that Aviaeology has a website that is currently under revision. Aviaeology requests that purchases be made through their eBay store.

For those who have purchased decals from Aviaeology before, you are already aware of the high quality of their products, and you are also aware of the excellent documentation that Aviaeology provides to its customers.

RCAF Mosquitoes-Canadians in Fighter Command, #1

Published: January 31st, 2016     
RCAF Mosquitoes-Canadians in Fighter Command, #1
Reviewed by: Dick Montgomery, IPMS# 14003
Scale: 1:24
Company: Aviaeology

Please note that Aviaeology has a website that is currently under revision. Aviaeology requests that purchases be made through their eBay store.

For those who have purchased decals from Aviaeology before, you are already aware of the high quality of their products, and you are also aware of the excellent documentation that Aviaeology provides to its customers.

P-47D Decals Part 8

Published: January 4th, 2016     
P-47D Decals Part 8
Reviewed by: Dick Montgomery, IPMS# 14003
Scale: 1/48
Company: Lifelike Decals

Lifelike produces excellent decals and, specifically, excellent coverage of the “Jug”. This particular item is Part 8 in the Lifelike coverage of markings for 1/48th P-47s. The other P-47 sheets are 48-045, 48-024, 48-014, 48-011, 48-010, 48-009, and the original 48-008. Clearly, if you are building a bubble top or razorback P-47D, Lifelike has you covered.

This sheet of decals provides markings and stencils for three aircraft. I chose to use the decals for the aircraft flown by Capt. Charles H. Anderson, 335th FS/4th Fighter Group. The nose art features “Hell’s Belle”. Markings are provided for the aircraft of Maj. Charles F. Matheson, 394th FS/367th FG and Capt. Marvin E. Grant, 342nd FS/348th Fighter Group.

Three “instruction” sheets are included in the product package. One instruction sheet features a full color profile of the aircraft accompanied by a short paragraph relating the history behind the aircraft and pilot. This sheet also shows the placement of the nose art, fuselage markings and the tail code.

Typhoon Mk.Ib Early (May 1942 to January 1945) National Markings

Published: December 21st, 2015     
Typhoon Mk.Ib Early (May 1942 to January 1945) National Markings
Reviewed by: Michael Novosad, IPMS# 36721
Scale: 1/48
Company: Aviaeology

The Hawker Typhoon

The Hawker Typhoon was designed as a replacement for the Hawker Hurricane, and was intended to be a medium to high altitude interceptor, However, several design problems did not permit the Typhoon to meet this requirement. Initially the Typhoon Mk Ia was fitted with twelve .303 calibre machine guns, while the later version, the Mk. Ib, was fitted with four 20 mm Hispano Mk. II cannons.

Decal Sheet Contents

The subject of this review is a decal sheet that is 2 3/4" wide by 4" long, and includes national markings for one aircraft. Two sets of top wing insignia are included, along with the fuselage side and underwing markings, as well as the fin flash.

P-47 Decals Part 7

Published: December 19th, 2015     
P-47  Decals Part 7
Reviewed by: Pablo Bauleo, IPMS# 46363
Scale: 1/48
Company: Lifelike Decals

Lifelike Decals from Japan has released its 7th installment in a series of P-47s. The A/C you get are

  • P-47D-11RE, 42-75429, “Eileen” Razorback, on Olive Drab, Neutral gray, with D-Day bands in t