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Sexy Spitfires
Sexy Spitfires – Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk Vb – VIII - IXe
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by: Kevin Brant [ SGTRAM ]

Introduction

The Supermarine Spitfire is probably one of the most famous and liked fighter aircraft of World War 2. The plane was used by most Commonwealth countries and flew in every theatre of war. A new set of decals from Exito Decals covers three variants used in three different theatres that had “sexy” girls painted on the aircraft.

Contents

1 Sheet of Decals
3 8.5” x 11” two sided printed cards with paint and marking schemes

Review

Exito Decals has produced another set of great looking and useful decals. This set cover three variants of the Supermarine Spitfire, the Vb, VIII, and IXe. The decals themselves are printed by Cartograph and look great. The color looks to be well done on these sharply printed decals, with all decals looking to be in register.

The paint and marking schemes provided by Exito Decals still impress me, printed on card stock in full color and double sided. The cards on one side include a great looking side view of the aircraft with the details of the specific aircraft, including pilot name and the squadron logo. On the back side is the top and bottom views with the paint references. The paint references include colors for both Mr. Hobby and AK Interactive. Also included on two of the cards are black and white image(s) of the actual aircraft.

It does look like Exito Decals has put a bit of research into creating this decal collection, and it does definitely contains some interesting subjects.

Marking Options:
  • Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.Vb, coded YO-A, 401 Sqn RCAF, F/O Jack Sheppard, Redhill/Staplehurst/Biggin Hill, UK, July-October 1943
  • Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.VIII, coded U, 2 Sqn RIAF, Kohat, British India, Spring 1946
  • Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.IXe, coded LW-L, 318(Gdanski) Sqn RAF, P/O Zdzistaw Uchwat, Risano new Udine, Italy, May-June 1945


Summary

This is another great set of useful decals from Exito Decals. They are very well printed and contain some very interesting subjects. One big highlight is the excellent looking paint and marking schemes printed on card stock, I would even think they would look great frames and hung on the wall. I would highly recommend this decal set.
SUMMARY
Highs: Very well printed, almost "art like" painting and marking scheme sheets.
Lows: N/A
Verdict: A great looking collection of interest subjects for the famous Spitfire, highly recommended
  Scale: 1:48
  Mfg. ID: ED48004
  PUBLISHED: Jul 20, 2019
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.35%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 0.00%

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About Kevin Brant (SgtRam)
FROM: ONTARIO, CANADA

I am an IT Consultant and father, with a passion for plastic models. I mostly prefer 1/35 Armor and 1/48 Aircraft. My main interests are anything Canadian, as well as WW2 German and British Armor and Aircraft. I have been building models since I was a young kid, got away from it for awhile, but r...

Copyright ©2019 text by Kevin Brant [ SGTRAM ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.



   

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