Eagle Editions | EagleCals EC#158: Spitfire Mk.IIa
Reviewed by Kevin Futter
Revell's 1/32 scale Spitfire Mk IIa kit was released in 2014, and Eagle Editions has now released a replacement decal set for it. The package contains two main decals sheets, plus a small alternative sheet for one of the schemes. All are superbly printed by Cartograf, with register and colour density both being excellent. The finish is glossy, and excess carrier film has been kept to an absolute minimum.
The supplied booklet is also beautifully printed in full colour, and is actually a single fold-out sheet. Contained within are colour profiles with decal placement guides, a separate stencil placement guide, and a description of each aircraft depicted.
Decals are provided for the following four aircraft:
- NK-K (P8088), 118 Sqn
- PK-K (P7833), 315 Sqn
- QV-J (P7849), 19 Sqn
- XR-D (P7308), 71 Sqn
The last scheme (XR-D) is furnished with two sets of code in different colours:
One of them is supplied on a small supplemental sheet, and its presence is explained in the instructions like so:
Due to the variable nature of Duck Egg Blue, which was called ou in the original order, alternate color fuselage codes are supplied for this transitional scheme. The small insert sheet matches Humbrol #23.
This is a very thoughtful touch, and a great indication of the dedication that Eagle Editions has to the discerning modeller.
This package is a worthy alternative to the kit-supplied decals, and provides some interesting schemes. 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 Saturday, January 17 2015; Last modified on Thursday, January 04 2018