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Aviaeology

Aviaeology Decals 1/48 RCAF Sunderlands Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review May 2012 Manufacturer Aviaeology Decals
Subject RCAF Sunderlands Scale 1/48
Set Number 48004 Pros Three aircraft options
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $16.99    

First Look

Aviaeology Decals has reissued their first installment of RCAF Sunderlands in 1/48 scale and has made some corrections/revisions in this release. This set is for either the Sinifer or Alpha Flight 1/48 Sunderland kits. This decal set comes on one sheet and provides markings for three aircraft:

  • Sunderland GR.III, EK591, 422 Sqn, 2-U, RAF Coastal Command, Castle Archdale, Ireland, 1944
  • Sunderland GR.III, DD859, 423 Sqn, 3-G, RAF Coastal Command, Castle Archdale, Ireland, 1943
  • Sunderland GR.III, ML825, 423 Sqn, AB-D, RAF Coastal Command, Castle Archdale, Ireland, 1944
Mosquito Mosquito

The instructions are printed in black and white, which means a number of the illustrations are going to be hard to see given that the gray shades blend together. Nevertheless, you can pick out what's happening with a little squinting and render one of these three great examples.

For more information about this set and the other releases from Aviaeology Decals, visit their website at http://www.aviaeology.com.

My sincere thanks to Aviaeology Decals for this review sample!

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