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K4/7 - "Spitfire Special".
Markings for ten Spitfires and Seafires
|Contents and Media:
||Two decal sheets (25cm x
15cm and 10cm x 15cm); two folded A4 pages of placement instructions; one
A5 colour cover sheet
available from Dutch
||Good colour; full sets of both dull
red and bright red national markings supplied; comprehensive instructions
with two side views (for most subjects)
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"Spitfire Special" is a 1/48 scale decal set from Dutch Decals covering
ten Spitfires. The subjects covered include:
Seafire L.III in Sky and Extra Dark Sea Grey with very large fuselage
roundels. It is also nice to see background decals supplied in Sky,
permitting the black aircraft side number to appear outlined against the
Extra Dark Sea Grey on the fuselage spine. The suggested kit for these
markings is the Airfix's abominable "new" kit, but I would suggest using
MDC's conversion on the Tamiya Spitfire Vb instead. That Airfix kit looks
like a whole lot of work!
a Seafire FR.47 in Sky and Extra Dark Sea
Grey with a very low camouflage demarcation on the fuselage (for the very
nice Airfix Seafire FR.46/47 kit).
a Spitfire Vb
a Spitfire XII (Tamiya kit with Paragon or ED
a Spitfire XIV
three Spitfire IXc s
a Spitfire IXe depicted at two occasions with
two different sets of markings
a Spitfire F.22 with optional special
identification numbers for the Cooper Air Race
All Spitfires are finished in standard RAF day fighter finish of Dark
Green and Ocean Grey upper surfaces over Sky. This uniformity is broken up
with different coloured codes, invasion stripes and Dutch identification
stripes on various aircraft.
Two complete sets of national markings are included
- one with dull red and one with bright red in the roundels and fin
flashes. The bright red markings were re-introduced some time after WWII,
but the instructions do not suggest which subjects should wear these
The decals are glossy and well saturated. Registration is good.
Instructions are also good. A colour cover sheet gives a taste of the
schemes, while two folded, black and white A4 sheets provide detail of
placement using two side view drawings for most subjects. A number of plan
views are also supplied for top view camouflage.
This is a welcome decal set that provides interesting options for some
less-well covered Spitfire variants.
Thanks to Luuk from
Dutch Decals for the