Aviaeology Decals 1/72 RCAF Beaufighters Decal First Look
|Date of Review||February 2012||Manufacturer||Aviaeology Decals|
|Set Number||72002||Pros||Eight aircraft options|
|Cons||Nothing noted||Skill Level||Basic|
Aviaeology Decals has released another nice set of decals, this time for the RCAF Beaufighters that served with RAF Coastal Command during World War II. This release is presented on four sheets of decals which provides markings for eight variations of four aircraft plus a complete set of stencils and national markings for one model. The subjects covered in this set are:
- Beaufighter TF.X, LZ451, 404 Sqn (Canada), 2-M, Davidstow Moor, Jun 1944, as flown by W/C Gatward
- Beaufighter TF.X, LZ451, 404 Sqn (Canada), EE-M, Strubby, Jul - Aug 1944, as flown by W/C Gatward
- Beaufighter TF.X, LZ451, 404 Sqn (Canada), EE-M, Banff, Oct 1944 - Early 1945, as flown by W/C Gatward
- Beaufighter TF.X, NE355, 404 Sqn (Canada), 2-H, Davidstow Moor, Late 1943 - May 1944
- Beaufighter TF.X, NE355, 404 Sqn (Canada), EE-H, Strubby, Jul 1944 - Feb 1945
- Beaufighter TF.X, NV173, 404 Sqn (Canada), EE-X, Davidstow Moor, Jun - Aug 1944
- Beaufighter TF.X, NE355, 404 Sqn (Canada), EE-X, Banff, Sep - Dec 1944
- Beaufighter TF.X, NE285, 404 Sqn (Canada), 2-G, Davidstow Moor, Late 1943 - May 1944
The instructions are printed in black and white and provide essential detail information for each of the aircraft depicted here. The instructions have some photo illustrations of these aircraft which provide further useful detail information for the modeler.
This set will really enhance your favorite 1/72 Beaufighter kit. This set is also available in 1/32 scale.
For more information about this set and the other releases from Aviaeology Decals, visit their website at http://www.aviaeology.com.
My sincere thanks to Aviaeology Decals for this review sample!