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Mosquito Nose Art Part 1

Cutting Edge Decals 

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: 48122
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: One decal sheet; one colour artwork and decal placement guide; one black-and-white instruction sheet.
Price: USD $8.99
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Great donor kit; interesting subjects; two full sets of national markings
Disadvantages: Red of fuselage roundels microscopically off-register
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Brett Green


HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor Productions

 

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Cutting Edge's 1/48 scale "Mosquito Nose Art Part 1" contains markings for four FB.VI and NF.II aircraft of 418 Sqn. RCAF. The pilots of this Canadian unit demonstrated a diverse background. One of the aircraft in the set was flown by an American and another by an Australian.

The markings are quite colourful. "Moonbeam McSwine", "Cousin Jake" and "Black Rufe" all make an appearance on this decal sheet. Mission markings are prominent on all aircraft. Each of the Mossies was originally finished in Dark Green over Medium Sea Grey. Three of the four aircraft feature black lower surfaces.

Registration and colour on my sample sheet is fine except for the red of the fuselage roundels. These are microscopically off-centre. It is probably safer for decal manufacturers to print the high-contrast meatball separately to avoid these problems.

Two full sets of national markings are supplied, including one set with Operation Torch markings "painted out". The decal sheet is recommended as applicable to Tamiya's Mosquito, but it will be equally appropriate to Airfix's entirely respectable older kit.

This is a nice decal sheet to provide a different finish for your Mosquito.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Meteor Productions for the review sample

 


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Review and Image Copyright 2000 by Brett Green
Page Created 25 January, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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