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Spitfire Mk.VIII Part 1

BarracudaCals 1/72 Spitfire Mk.VIII Part 1 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review July 2016 Manufacturer BarracudaCals
Subject Spitfire Mk.VIII Part 1 Scale 1/72
Set Number 72227 Pros Nice selection of subjects
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $12.95

First Look

BarracudaCals has started a new series of decals covering the Spitfire Mk.VIII. In this first installment, we have seven subjects that have been sized to work with the Eduard, AZ or Hasegawa kits.

Spitfire Mk.VIII Part 1 Spitfire Mk.VIII Part 1

This subjects in this release include:

  • Spitfire Mk.VIII, JF476, 82 Sqn, RAF, QJ-D, Taranto, Italy, 1943
  • Spitfire Mk.VIII, JF835, 152 Sqn, SEAC, UM-T, Sinthe, Burma, 1945
  • Spitfire Mk.VIII, MT982, 152 Sqn, SEAC, UM-C, Sinthe, Burma, 1945
  • Spitfire Mk.VIII, A58-517, 79 Sqn, RAAF, UP-F, Morotai, Indonesia, 1945
  • Spitfire Mk.VIII, unknown, 308 FS, USAAF, HL-K, Castel Volturno, Italy, 1944

The sheet is printed by Cartograf and is very sharp as well as in-register. The sheet comes with two sets of maintenance stencils and good instructions on where everything goes. If you're looking for some interesting camouflage schemes for your Gustav, this set is just what you're looking for.

My sincere thanks to BarracudaCals Decals for this review sample!