AIMS | 32D022: Gloster Gladiator Mk I
Reviewed by Iain Ogilvie
Hot on the heels of the superb ICM kit of the Gloster Gladiator Mk.I, John at AIMS has been very busy creating some really useful after-market sets/decals for the kit.
In this review we take a look at one of the new Decal sheets from AIMS, in this case covering three 'Silver Wings' Mk.I airframes:
Markings are provided for 3 options:
- Overall Silver Gladiator Mk.1 K7989 of 56 Sqn, North Weald, 1938
- Overall Silver Gladiator Mk.1 K7957 of 73 Sqn, Debden, 1937
- Overall Silver Gladiator Mk.1 K8027 of 87 Sqn, Debden, October 1937
Three colourful options that typify the period.
Colours and register look very good, as you can hopefully see in the accompanying photos. They also look nice and thin - so I don't anticipate any issues with regard to application. Detail is good - especially evident in the tail markings of the 56 Sqn machine.
No stencils, or instrument dials, are provided on this sheet, but they're all on the kit decal sheet.
A single A4 placement/colour guide is provided, double sided and in colour.
Some very nice alternative schemes for the ICM Mk.I - I'm particularly drawn to the 87 Sqn machine!
Highly recommended and great value.
This new decal sheet is available directly from AIMS.
Review copy courtesy of my wallet.
© Iain Ogilvie 2020
This review was published on Monday, February 24 2020; Last modified on Tuesday, February 25 2020