S u m m a r y
CED48116 - B-26B
|Contents and Media:
||Double-sided full colour
letter-sized instructions plus notes sheet; 1 x full-size decal
Meteor Productions website
||Unique aircraft markings;
great artwork; sharp printing; perfect
register; well-detailed decal placement guide; information sheet
on the aircraft
||No stencil data
Reviewed by Rodger Kelly
HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor
Cutting Edge Modelworks CED48116 provides
markings for three 8th Air Force B-26B Martin Marauders.
Each aircraft bears the standard early war finish
of olive drab over neutral grey.
up is 41-31765, 'Fightin' Cock' of the 450th Bomb
Squadron, 322nd Bomb Group based at Andrews Field, Essex in
1944. The supplied markings comprise:
Nose art consisting of a cartoon
rooster's head with the words 'Fightn' Cock' in yellow and a
scoreboard of yellow bombs. This is a two piece decal with a
separate thin black outline for the words 'Fightn' Cock'.
Grey ER squadron, and X 'aircraft in
Yellow 41-31765 aircraft serial.
Next is 42-95864, 'Valkyrie' of the 497th
Bomb Squadron, 344th Bomb Group based
at Stansted, Essex in January 1944. Her markings comprise:
Nose art consisting of a reclining nude
on a maroon background with the words 'Valkyrie' in maroon
with a yellow border. These markings are in four parts with the
name supplied as separate maroon and yellow decals, the nude
herself, and the maroon background for the nude
Grey 71 squadron and B 'aircraft in
Yellow 42-95864 aircraft serial.
White triangle Group identification
The final option is 41-18054, 'Jezabelle'
of the 452nd Bomb Squadron, 322nd Bomb Group
based at Andrews Field, Essex in 1944. The markings comprise:
Nose art consisting of a swimsuit clad
blonde riding a bomb and the words 'Jezabelle' in
yellow with a black border.
Grey DR squadron and H 'aircraft in
Yellow 41-18054 aircraft serial.
single set of national insignia is provided and there is no stencil
data whatsoever. The decals themselves look as if they have been
printed by Microscale.
The placement guide is A-4 in size and shows left
hand side colour profiles of each aircraft as well as a generic top
view of a single aircraft.
As per Cutting Edge's normal practice, there is a
smaller instruction sheet provided. This sheet contains short notes
on each aircraft, a cross match of readily available model paints for
olive drab and neutral grey, as well as bibliography.
The placement guide, note sheet and the decals
themselves are all packed into a clear plastic zip-loc bag.
Monogram/Revell is the recommended kit.
This is a timely issue from Cutting Edge as the
1/48 scale Revell (previously Monogram) kit has just been re-issued.
Cutting Edge Modelworks for
the review samples..
Cutting Edge Modelworks products,
including Cutting Edge Decals, can be viewed at
Meteor Productions website
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