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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

My sincere thanks to Aviaeology Decals for this review sample!