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Spitfire Mk.Ia

EagleCals Decals, 1/48 scale

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: EagleCals Decals Item No. EC#174 - Spitfire Mk.Ia
Scale: 1/48 (also available in 1/32 and 1/72)
Contents and Media: One full-sized waterslide decal sheet, one small decal sheet and colour instructions

Available online from www.eagle-editions.com:

1/32 US$25.00

1/48 US$19.50

1/72 US$15.00

Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Interesting subject choices; includes national markings; comprehensive instructions; high quality decals.
Disadvantages: A minor niggle but I always like to see both port and starboard elevation drawings to show all decal placement.
Conclusion: These decals offers some interesting and lesser known choices to customise any 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 kit.


Reviewed by Graham Carter

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Designed for any of the 1/48th scale Spitfire Ia kits around, this sheet offers three different aircraft. The decals are beautifully printed , colours are dense, in a high gloss finish and with almost no carrier film. It looks like sufficient stencils are provided for the three aircraft.



Full colour instructions occupy both sides of an A3 sheet folded into an A5 booklet. Each aircraft is illustrated with  single side profile as well as an upper and lower plan. Further drawings show the stencil locations and a description of each aeroplane is included. Colours are shown in note form although it is noted that some of these are provisional and the modeller should check his/her references. Decals are on two sheets, the smaller one providing the roundels and flashes for Al Deere’s craft.


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The three aircraft are: 

  • N31880 KL*B of 54sqn, flown by P/O Al Deere, in scheme ‘B’ Dark Green/Dark Earth over the half black, half white scheme,

  • X4474 QV*I of 19sqn, flown by Sgt Bernard Jennings in scheme ‘A’ DG/DE over the Duck Egg Green variant of Sky, and

  • R6800 LZ*N of 66sqn, flown by Sqn Ldr Rupert Leigh in scheme ‘B’ DE/DG over Duck Egg Blue.



C o n c l u s i o n


These are three nice schemes that will add interest to a collection and are beautifully produced and presented.

Thanks to Eagle Editions for the review samples

EagleCals decals are available from Eagle Editions Website

Text and Images Copyright © 2021 by Graham Carter
This Page Created on 9 March, 2021
Last updated 9 March, 2021

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