Eagle Editions | EagleCals EC#167: Mosquito B.Mk.IV/PR.Mk.IV
Reviewed by Kevin Futter
We truly live in the Golden Age of modelling, and especially so if you build large scale planes. Who'd have thought that we'd have the prospect of not one, but two 1/32 new Mosquito kits to contend with, especially after having to settle for the ancient Revell kit for so long. Even better, Eagle Editions has now released a set of replacement decals for the HK Models Mk.IV kit.
Decals are provided for the following five aircraft:
- LY-G, DK310, No. 1 PRU, August 1942
- "Grim Reaper", HS-F, DK333, 109 Sqn, 1944
- AZ-B, KB195, 627 Sqn, June 1944
- "Uncle Sam", GB-N, DK337, 105 Sqn, May 1943
- AZ-Q, DZ415, 627 Sqn, Early 1945
The decals themselves are supplied on two sheets, exquisitely printed by Cartograf:
The printing is crisp and clear, with both colour density and registration being perfect:
As you'd expect these days, the placement guide is in full colour, on a fold-out sheet that also includes descriptions of each aircraft's camouflage, and a stencil placement guide.
This package is a worthy alternative to the kit-supplied decals, being equally applicable to the new HK Models kit, or the old Revell one. The quality of the decals themselves is beyond reproach, and I can highly recommend them.
Thanks to Eagle Editions for the review sample.
© Kevin Futter 2015
This review was published on Thursday, October 29 2015; Last modified on Saturday, March 26 2016