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Piper L-4 Grasshopper

Iliad Design,1/48 scale


Catalogue Number and Description:

Iliad Design Item No. 48041 - Piper L-4 Grasshopper




USD$12.00 plus shipping available online from Iliad Design's website

Contents and Media:

One waterslide decal sheet for six subjects; full colour instructions.

Review Type:



Well printed, interesting choices, clear instructions.


None noted.


This decal sheet from Iliad will be a nice way to customise your Special Hobby 1/48 scale Grasshopper kits.

Reviewed by Luke Pitt



Decal sheets are one of my many modelling addictions. I have hundreds of them. For me, it’s a matter of choice and in a sense, individuality and not wanting to build something entirely out of the box.



Over the years it’s the same feeling that I get when I see a unique decal sheet and think to myself “what a cool scheme, I have to do that".  



I had recently purchased the Special Hobby Piper L-4 Grasshopper in 1:48 scale simply because  I liked it and it would be a good starter kit to reinvigorate my love for aircraft modelling  again as I mainly build 48th armour these days.



I had been scratching around for a paint scheme when I  was approached to review this new decal sheet from  Iliad Design.  I thought to myself yes, this is the scheme I want to build!

The sheet contains six marking choices, and they are:

  • “Miss Me” An Olive Drab and grey example “5fEWEE4-J “with a quite interesting story around it.

  • “Humphries Flying Weasel” an overall Aluminum finish used by the 348th Bomb Group 1944.

  • “31356” in an Olive Drab and Sand finish used at Camp Clipper California in 1943

  • A Free French example in Olive Drab and Neutral Grey

  • “329928” another Free French example but this tine in Us markings in Olive drab and grey with the always striking Invasion Stipes.

  • “Ne-2 29669” The last one is in Olive drab and grey but differentiates itself from the rest by being in the US Navy and having the basic “ Star and Bar” if plain white, which is a little different.

The decals are very well printed and very thin. For a 1:48 scale armor modeler, the one that sticks out is the Camp Clipper example in its hard edge Sand and Olive Drab scheme. Not only is it striking, but it has a certain armor vibe to it.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Iliad Design for the review sample.

Review Text Copyright © 2023 by Luke Pitt
This Page Created on 6 February, 2023
Last updated 7 February, 2023

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