BarracudaCals 1/32 P-40s of 112 Squadron RAF Part 1 Decal First Look
|Date of Review||March 2009||Manufacturer||BarracudaCals|
|Subject||P-40s of 112 Squadron RAF Part 1||Scale||1/32|
|Cons||Two-part roundels||Skill Level||Basic|
BarracudaCals has returned with their fifth installment in their 1/32 scale aircraft series with this nice sharkmouthed selection of RAF 112 Sqn P-40s. These aircraft were some of the early war Curtiss fighters that were pressed into combat over North Africa.
This set provides an interesting cross-section of subjects:
- Tomahawk Mk.IIb, AK402, 112 Sqn, GA-F, as flown by P/O Neville Duke, Libya, 1941
- Kittyhawk Mk.I, AK578, 112 Sqn, GA-V, as flown by F/O Neville Duke, Libya, 1942
- Kittyhawk Mk.I, AK772, 112 Sqn, GA-Y, as flown by P/O Burney and Sqn Ldr Clive Caldwell, Libya, 1942
The sheets are printed by Cartograf and are very sharp as well as in-register. The only glitch is that the artwork was set up for another printer and the roundels are still two-part - you get to place and center the red dots.
The sheet comes with a nice set of maintenance stencils and good instructions on where everything goes. The instructions indicate that these markings are intended for the Trumpeter 1/32 P-40B/C and the Hasegawa 1/32 P-40E, but I'm sure that you can also use the venerable Revell 1/32 P-40E as well.
My sincere thanks to BarracudaCals Decals for this preview!