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Superscale International 1/48 P-61A/B Black Widows Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review July 2012 Manufacturer Superscale International
Subject P-61A/B Black Widows Scale 1/48
Set Number 481259 Pros Three distinctive Black Widows
Cons See text Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $12.00

First Look

Superscale International is well-known for their aftermarket decals. At one time these decals were produced under the Microscale brand before the business was split up, but even then Superscale decals were still printed by Microscale. Of course this company goes back many decades and the company more recently became part of Squadron's line-up of hobby products. This set was printed by Cartograf, so the times sure have changed!

P-61A/B P-61A/B

This set was produced for either the new Great Wall Hobby kits or the classic Revell-Monogram kit. The three aircraft featured in this set include:

  • P-61A-1-NO, 42-5527, 6 NFS, Saipan, 1944, 'Moonhappy'
  • P-61A-5-NO, 42-5554, 6 NFS, Saipan, 1944, 'The Virgin Widow'
  • P-61A-1-NO, 42-5528, 6 NFS, Saipan, 1944, 'Jap Batty'

The set provides sufficient national markings and stencils for two of the three examples. The instructions provide color references to FS 595 paints. These are some nice alternative subjects to the markings supplied by the original kits.

My sincere thanks to Squadron Mail Order for this review sample!


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