Barracuda Studios | BC32005: P-40s of 112 Squadron RAF Part 1
Reviewed by Randy Bumgardner
BarracudaCals' new 1/32 scale offering is focused on 112 Squadron P-40s serving in North Africa during 1941-42. These decals provide markings for P-40s flown by famous RAF aces Neville Duke and Clive Caldwell. Specifically, this set provides markings options for the following:
- Tomahawk Mk.IIb (P-40C), AK402, GA-F, 112 Squadron RAF, Pilot Officer Neville Duke, Fort Maddelena, Libya, November 1941.
- Kittyhawk Mk.I (P-40E), AK578, GA-V, 112 Squadron RAF, Flying Officer Neville Duke, Gambut, Libya, February 1942.
- Kittyhawk Mk.I (P-40E), AK772, GA-Y "London Pride", 112 Squadron RAF, Pilot Officer Burney & Sqdn. Leader Clive Caldwell, Gambut, Libya, Spring 1942.
Each option provides accurately rendered sharks mouths, which were a hallmark of 112 Squadron. In addition, the detail notes for each aircraft provide some insight into the subtle details of the markings, such as the overpaint of the delivered Dark Green with Middle Stone Brown. Or, the discussion of the underside color of Caldwell's AK772 - is it Deep Sky Blue or Dark Mediterranean Blue?
The decals are printed by Cartograph and are up to their usual high standards. As such, they are very nicely thin and have very little carrier film around the edges of the decals. The registration is excellent and the colors are very well done. In addition, the set also includes a full set of stencils for the airframe.
The decals are available from BarracudaCals with an MSRP of $13.95, and are well worth it. Stop by their website for more information and to order these decals.
Review sample courtesy of BarracudaCals, Thank You!
© Randy Bumgardner 2009
This review was published on Saturday, July 02 2011; Last modified on Thursday, August 09 2018