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Tomahawk IIB

 

1/32 Decal Sheets

 

EagleCals Decals

    

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: EC#71
EC#73
Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: Decal sheets and instructions
Price: USD$10.00 each available online from Eagle Editions website
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Colourful and interesting subjects; good instruction sheet with large full colour artwork; printing and register of decal perfect.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended

Reviewed by Brett Green


Eagle Cals #71 and #73 are available online from Squadron.com

 

F i r s t   L o o k

 

EagleCals continues its exploration of the early P-40 in 1/32 scale with two new decal sheets featuring desert Tomahawk Mk.IIB in RAF service.


 

EC#71

Sheet #68 provides markings for two RAF Tomahawk IIBs in desert colours, attached to the RAF's famous 112 "Shark" Squadron.

Both aircraft feature RAF Middle Stone painted over the US factory equivalent to RAF Dark Green, combined with Dark Earth on the upper surfaces. The instructions call for Azure Blue on the lower surfaces.

 

 

Both aircraft are also adorned with fearsome shark mouths and eyes. The red spinners really set the scheme off.

The first subject is Neville Duke's machine, with white codes and a black serial painted on the original factory Green. The second subject was the mount of Australian ace Jack Bartle. This aircraft has a single code letter, K, in Medium Sea Grey.


 

EC #73

The first subject is finished in the same scheme as the other 112 Sqn Tomahawks, this time with the code letter "A" in Medium Sea Grey.

The second subject is quite different. It is painted in US equivalents of Dark Earth, Dark Green and Sky Grey with a Sky spinner. The fuselage roundels are "pierced" with a dark blue and light blue chevron - very interesting.

 

 

This 73 Sqn aircraft otherwise wears standard RAF markings.

 

 

Conclusion

 

EagleCals' latest markings for the Trumpeter P-40B should prove very popular with RAF fans. The printing of the decals and the quality of the instructions are certainly up to the very high standards expected from this company.

Recommended.

Thanks to Judy at Eagle Editions for the review samples


EagleCals decals are available from Eagle Editions Website
or Hobby Retailers including Squadron.com.
   

 


Preview Text Copyright 2004 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 28 June, 2004
Last updated 28 June, 2004

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