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Eagle Squadron
Spitfire Mk.VBs

Aviaeology, 1/48 scale

 

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Catalogue Number and Description

Aviaeology Item No.AOD48019 - Eagle Squadron Spitfire Mk.VBs

Price:

CAD$17.79 plus shipping available online from Aviaeology

Scale:

1/48 scale

Review Type: Two decal sheet; comprehensive B&W instructions on two and a half folded sheets; link to PDF colour instructions after purchase.
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Super quality research; perfectly printed decals.
Disadvantages:  
Conclusion: High quality markings that will be perfect for the Airfix (or any other brand) 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.VB.

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook

 

Aviaeology has been a bit quiet lately but they have now burst back onto the scene with a batch of brand new releases.

Tonight I am reviewing the Aviaeology 1/48 scale decal set, "Eagle Squadron Spitfire Mk.VBs".

This will be suitable for any 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.VB - there's a whole bunch of them out there but the recent Airfix kit is certainly the pick of them.

The new Aviaeology set covers ten subjects. All of these are finished in the standard Day Fighter Scheme, adopted in August 1941, comprising Dark Green and Ocean Grey over Medium Sea Grey.

 

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Details are as follows:

71  Squadron

  • AB875 / XR•X, Martlesham Heath, February 1942 aircraft nicknamed ‘Little Joe’ with Eagle Squadron motif nose art, P/O Joe Kelly.

  • AB908 / XR•Y, Kirton-in-Lindsey, November 1941 P/O Carrol ‘Red’ McCoplin.

  • AD196 / XR•Q, Martlesham Heath, February 1942 aircraft nicknamed ‘Miss  North  Dallas’ with Victor France originated nose art, various pilots.

  • BL287 / XR•C, Martlesham Heath, March 1942 ‘Sioux Chief’ nose art, P/O Leo Nomis. Choice of three (white as printed, or Sky or light blue as overlays) background colour interpretations are provided for.

121  Squadron 

  • W3711 / AV•H, Kirton-in-Lindsey, December 1941 P/O Richard Patterson (features neat dice gambler-themed “tail art” adjacent to  serial number on port side).

  •  BM405 / AV•J, Southend, June 1942 aircraft nicknamed ‘Barry’, P/O “Barry” Mahon. 

  • BM581 / AV•P, Southend, July 1942 Uncle Sam’  Hat + 13 stars nose art, P/O Bill Kelly.

  • BM590 / AV•R, Southend, July 1942 aircraft nicknamed ‘Olga’, P/O Gilbert Halsey. 

133  Squadron  

  • BM263 / MD•A, Kirton-in-Lindsey, April 1942 ‘Mine’s a Bitter’ nose art with Squadron Leader’s rank pennant, S/L Eric Thomas.

  • EN951 / MD•U, Biggin Hill, late summer 1942 P/O Don Blakeslee.

Instructions are supplied on two folded letter sized sheets and one half sheet, all printed double-sided and packed with useful information, illustrations and photos.

 

 

The instructions are supplied in black and white, but when you order your set you will receive a link to a high resolution colour PDF version (without the watermarks).

Decals are supplied on one medium-sized sheet plus two smaller sheets. The colours are vibrant and registration is perfect on my sample.

 

 

Aviaeology decal releases are always welcome thanks to their quality research and production, and this new release is no exception!

Thanks to Aviaeology for the review sample


Review Text and Images Copyright 2018 by Brett Green
Page Created 20 November, 2018
Last Updated 20 November, 2018

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