Fighters Over Africa and the Mediterranean Pt.1
Xtradecal's 1/72 Fighters Over Africa Pt.1 Decals are available online from Squadron.com
Xtradecal has recently released a new series of 1/48 scale decal sets covering British and Commonwealth fighters in North Africa and the Mediterranean Theatre of Operations.
The subject of tonight's review is Item No. X48149, Part One.
The decal sheet includes codes, serials and specific markings for six options plus multiple sets of RAF national markings and a set of orange-centred South African roundels.
The six subjects cover a interesting selection of schemes and markings on Hurricanes, Spitfires, a Mustang Mk.IV and a P-40N Kittyhawk Mk.IV.
Details are as follows:
Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIc Tropical version HJ885 AX-Z 'Oops' 1 Sqn SAAF 258 Wing based LG.128 1942;
Hurricane Mk.I Trop W9293/U 73 Sqn Nth Africa 1942;
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb Trop JK792 60 Sqn SAAF Italy 1944;
Spitfire Mk.IXc MH904 AX-E 1 Sqn SAAF Italy 1944;
North-American P-51D Mustang Mk.IV KH716 CV-P 3 Sqn RAAF Italy 1945;
Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk Mk.IV FX666 CV-Z 450 Sqn Lesi, Italy 1944.
Instructions for the decal sheet are in full colour across two folded A4 sheets. Both side views are provided for all aircraft.
Colour notes are supplied, along with model paint callouts for Xtracolor enamels and Xtracrylix acrylics.
The decals are beautifully printed and feature thin carrier film.
I do like these themed decal sheets with multiple aircraft subjects. I think it is liklely that the modeller will build more than one of these very interesting subjects.
Purchased by the review from
available online from Hannants' website
Review Text Copyright © 2015 by Brett Green
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24 September, 2015
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