AeroMaster Products sheet 32-019 provides markings
for a further four post-1940 Supermarine Spitfires. Although the title
says otherwise, all the options are either Mk Vc or Mk Vb. All are in
the RAF temperate scheme of dark green and ocean grey upper surfaces
over medium sea grey lower surfaces with sky spinners (with one
exception) and rear fuselage bands. The individual aircraft are:
Vc, EE602, DZ-V Central Railways Uruguayan Staff. The machine belonged
to 192 (Province of Mysore) Squadron based at Ibsley in the May of
1943. The provided markings are:
Sky DV squadron and individual aircraft
V code letters.
EE602 serial. The placement guide advises that this was partially over
painted by the sky fuselage band so you will have to "adjust" this decal
Railways Uruguayan Staff title in white.
Some form of emblem/marking in white.
Vc AR501, NN-D of 310 (Czech) Squadron at Exeter in August of 1943. The
provided markings are:
Sky NN squadron and individual aircraft D code
Black AR501 serial.
Small modern-day Czech national
Vb BL767, WN-Z 'Anna' from 527 (Radar Calibration) Squadron, Digby in
early 1945. This machine sports a red spinner with a white back plate
instead of a standard sky one. The provided markings are:
Sky- WN squadron and individual
aircraft Z code letters.
Black BL767 serial number.
The name 'Anna', in white.
Mk Vb BM344, KH-P 'Phyl Marie'
as flown by Squadron Leader Syd Ford, 403 (Canadian) Squadron from
Manston in the August of 1943. The provided markings are:
Sky- KH squadron and individual
aircraft P code letters.
Black BM344 serial number.
The name 'Phyl Marie' in white.
There is a single set of
national insignia provided for all three machines. They are a pair of
Type C1 roundels for the fuselage, a pair of type C for the undersides
of the wings and a pair of Type Bs for the upper surfaces of the wings.
The red centres of the type C1 and C roundels are provided as separate
decals in case of register problems. A single set of 24" fin flashes
and a two-part sky rear fuselage band is also provided.
As with the 'Part 1' sheet, no
stencil data is provided. Granted, the sheet is pretty full so perhaps
this is why AeroMaster have not included it. A pity though as you will
really miss the data on a 1/32 scale kit
The placement guide is A-4 in
size and shows left hand side colour profiles of each option, as well as
a plan view of the topsides and scrap views of the wing under surfaces.
The decals have been "printed in
Mexico" and look to be every bit as good as the stuff we see from
Microscale. Everything is in perfect register and the colours seem
pretty right to me.
The suggested kit is the
Hasegawa effort – old but still nice! Be aware though, if you want to
model the first two options, the Mk Vc, you will have to carry out a
conversion to the kit – a quick 'Google' will help you there!
The decal sheet and placement
guide come packed in a clear plastic zip-loc bag.
Nice stuff from AeroMaster.