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Airacobra Cuties

Part 1


1/48 scale

PYN-Up Decals


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Price:

PYND48026 Airacobra Cuties Part One       USD$16.99
available online from Meteor Productions

Scale: 1/48 scale
Contents and Media: Double-sided full colour letter-sized instructions plus notes sheet; 1 x screen printed decal sheet;
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Great combination of excellent halftone rendition on nose art markings, separate conventional screen printed decals; interesting subjects; good instructions; thorough research; excellent printing
Disadvantages: Extremely limited run - only 300 each
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

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When you mention the P-39 the first thing that comes to my mind is Air-A-Cutie. The name is synonymous with nude nose art. This latest offering from Meteor Productions is the best set of decals available for this aircraft. The colors look to be as close to the real thing as you can get. I have the original Cutting Edge decals, the Super Scale (if I remember correctly), and Iíve seen the new release from Eduard but the PYN-ups are the best for the skin tones. Of course, you get all the other markings including the national insignias.

The other aircraft on the sheet is a P-39N with a Keystone nude on the door. It is nice but after you see the large nudes on Air-A-Cutie it just looks small, however, the markings are very nice. The yellow tipped tail and nose are a nice variation on the normal SWP paint scheme.

Typical of the PYN-up decals, the markings are thin, opaque, and in perfect register. You must follow the instructions as the decals are very thin and can be fragile.

Highly Recommended

Thanks to Meteor Productions for the review sample

Cutting Edge Modelworks products, including Cutting Edge Decals, can be viewed at
Meteor Productions website

Review Text and Images Copyright 2005 by Floyd Werner
This Page Created on 28 September, 2005
Last updated 28 September, 2005

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