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3D-Kits 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I/II Decal First Look

by Michael Benolkin

Date of Review September 2011 Manufacturer
Subject Spitfire Mk.I/II Scale 1/48
Set Number 48D001 Pros Markings for three Spitfire Rotol-equipped Mk.I/II
Cons Roundels have red dot as separate decal to be placed by modeler Skill Level Basic
MSRP (BP) £7.15

First Look produces an interesting series of decals and conversions for 1/72 and 1/48 scale aircraft. This set provides markings for three Rotol-propeller-equipped Spitfire Mk.I/II, also released in 1/72 scale.

Spitfire Spitfire

This set provides markings for three examples:

  1. Spitfire Mk.I, 54 Sqn, KL-T, March 1940
  2. Spitfire Mk.II, 19 Sqn, QV-J, June 1941
  3. Spitfire Mk.II, 71 (Eagle) Sqn, XR-D, Aug 1941 (two options)

The decals are nicely printed by Fantasy Printshop with the only down side being that the roundels are printed as two-layer decals with you getting the opportunity to center the red do

This release will provide you with some interesting options for your next early Spitfire project. You can obtain conversions directly from the website.

My sincere thanks to for this review sample!