Victory Productions 1/32 Spitfire - Eights & Nines Decal First Look
|Date of Review||August 2010||Manufacturer||Victory Productions|
|Subject||Spitfire - Eights & Nines||Scale||1/32|
|Set Number||VPD32004||Pros||Markings for 11 Spitfires|
|Cons||Nothing noted||Skill Level||Basic|
Victory Productions released a new set of marking options for Tamiya's recent Mk.IX and MkVIII kits. This set covers nine Mk.IX Spitfires from a nice cross-section of units plue two Mk.VIIIs as flown by the USAAF. As with their previous releases, the printing is well-done and you have sufficient markings for one RAF, one USAAF, and one Czech example, but if you can scrounge up roundels from outher sources, you can replicate virtually all 11 of these aircraft.
The subjects featured in this release include:
- Spitfire Mk.IXc, YO-A, BS119, 401 Sqn, RCAF, Biggin Hill, 1942
- Spitfire Mk.IXc, YTJas, MH358, 65 Sqn, RAF, Kingsnorth, Kent, 1943
- Spitfire Mk.IXc, AU-U, BS147, 421 Sqn, RCAF, Kenley, 1944
- Spitfire Mk.VIII, HL-K, unk, 308 FS/31 FG, USAAF, Castel Volturno, Italy, 1944
- Spitfire Mk.IXb, FU-F, EN522, 453 Sqn, RAAF, Hornchurch, 1943
- Spitfire Mk.IXc, JR, EN522, 453 Sqn, RAAF, Hornchurch, 1943
- Spitfire Mk.IXc, DU-N, ML296, 312 Sqn, Czech, Lypne, 1944
- Spitfire HF.IXe,9N-T, SM179, 127 Sqn, Netherlands, 1944
- Spitfire Mk.IXc,WZ-JJ, MH894, 309 FS/31 FG, USAAF, Italy, 1944
- Spitfire LF.IXe, JT-10, SL633, 41 Ftr Regt, Czeck AF, 1946
- Spitfire Mk.IXc, ZD-B, MH434, 222 Sqn, Hornchurch, 1944
This set is very impressive and my sample is in perfect register. This is definitely a set to get your hands on and build a few of those nice Tamiya kits.
Victory Productions Decals are available from Stevens International, Skygrid, Hannants, Beaver Corporation (Japan), Airdoc (Germany), Snowy Mountain Models (Australia), and of course directly from Victory Productions (www.victorymodels.com).
My sincere thanks to Victory Productions for this review sample!