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Spifire MX IX decals
BarracudaCals 1:48th Spitfire MK IX Part 1
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by: Nigel Julian [ LAMPIE ]

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BarracudaCals have released part 1 of a series of Spitfire MK IX decals.

Four subjects are offered with this release, two of which are actually Mk VII's.

Spitfire HF.VII Serial number MD111.
131 Squadron. RAF

Spitfire HF. VII. Serial number MB820.
124 Squadron RAF. Pilot. F/O Barrit.

Spitfire FR. IX Serial number MK716.
16 Squadron RAF.

Spitfire Mk IXc. Serial number MH883.
412 Squadron RCAF. Pilot George "Buzz" Beurling.

Decals are printed by Cartograf and are clear and sharp with hardly any carrier film visible. On the main sheet the blue of the roundels and fin flashes is too bright, and a correction sheet is enclosed.

Please remember, when contacting retailers or manufacturers, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here - on AEROSCALE.
Highs: Clearly printed and a nice choice of schemes.
Verdict: A good start to the series. The inclusion of two MK VII's is unusual for a MK IX sheet though.
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  Scale: 1:48
  Mfg. ID: BC48004
  Suggested Retail: $11.95
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  PUBLISHED: Apr 30, 2010
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom

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About Nigel Julian (lampie)

Restarted modelling in late 2005 after a break of over 20 years.Built a lot of armour as a teenager but now concentrating on WW2 aircraft. Some skills are coming straight back to me and Im learning new ones everytime I log on to this site it seems.

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Hi Nigel, I understand your confusion about the inclusion of Mk VIIs on the sheet, but the title of the sheet is Spitfire MK IX SERIES (as in inclusive of all two stage Merlin Spitfires). I guess its a little confusing, but that was the intent. Part 2 ins in the works now, so don't be surprised if there are other marks thrown in there for variety! Happy modelling! Roy Sutherland Barracuda Studios
MAY 08, 2010 - 04:43 AM
Why the one spit' is painted...pink!! Cheers Nick
MAY 08, 2010 - 05:47 AM
Hi Nick That's because it's a low-level reconnaissance aircraft painted in PRU Pink (or similar): http://spitfireforums.com/index.php?topic=72.0 All the best Rowan
MAY 09, 2010 - 12:47 AM

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