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Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VIII

Xtradecal, 1/48 scales

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number, Description and Scale:

Xtradecal X48-129 Supermarine Spitfire Mk. VIII

Contents & Media

Decal set, with eight marking options. Four pages of colour A4 sized instructions.

Price:

£8.50 plus shipping available online from Hannants

Review Type:

First Look

Advantages:

Useful alternative decal options for a range of Mk VIII Spitfires.

Disadvantages:

None

Conclusion:

Some colourful alternative Mk VIII markings for Spitfire enthusiasts. Excellent full colour instructions enhance the package.


Reviewed by David Wilson


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F i r s t L o o k

 

Hannants have expanded their aftermarket decal range for Spitfire enthusiasts with sheet 48-129 covering eight options for Mk VIII machines spanning the years 1943- 1945 across different operational theatres.
As always with Xtradecals the markings are beautifully rendered, in perfect register with commendably thin carrier film.

 

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Sheet X48-129 features Spitfires based in Britain and abroad in theatres such as Singapore, Italy, Sicily, and India. Roundels and fin flashes are included. Two double sided full colour A4 markings sheets provide excellent references and are also keyed to the appropriate Xtracolor or Xtracrylix paints.

 

 

The marking options are:

  1. Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VIII (8) JF404 GZ-M 32 Sqn Italy 1944

  2. JF476 QJ-D 92 Sqn Sicily 1943

  3. JF447 UF-7 601 'County of London' Sqn Italy 1943

  4. MT928 ZX-M 145 Sqn Italy 1945

  5. JF322 AX-B, “Billy Boy II' 1 Sqn SAAF 1944

  6. MT714 FT-F 43 Sqn St Tropez 1944

  7. MT982 UM-C 152 Sqn CO Sqn.Ldr Kerr Singapore 1945

  8. MD324 KW-R 615 Sqn India 1944

 

 

C o n c l u s i o n

 

This is a nice addition to the range of aftermarket marking options for Spitfire enthusiasts. .

Recommended.

Thanks to Hannants for this sample.


 

Text and Images Copyright 2013 by David Wilson
This Page Created on 9 December, 2013
Last updated 9 December, 2013

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