Pacific Monograph 1/48 CBI Patches Decal First Look
|Date of Review||August 2018||Manufacturer||Pacific Monograph|
|Set Number||PMAVI-005||Pros||Nice eye-catching detail|
|Cons||Nothing noted||Skill Level||Basic|
Pacific Monograph has released this interesting utility decal set providing the patches and markings for 1/32 scale pilot figures from the CBI theater. CBI - China-Burma-India included the famous American Volunteer Group (AVG), the Flying Tigers. This decal set was produced for Pacific Monograph's 1/32 figure of Tex Hill/Claire Chenault, but this set can also be used to convert a wide range of 1/32 pilot figures as well.
The instructions show you which patch corresponds to what unit and the markings include:
- Blood chits for the back of the jacket worn by the AVG
- CBI Theater patch
- Kuomintang Air Force
- China Air Task Force
- Flying Tigers/14th Air Force
- 1st Pursuit Sqn (Flying Tigers)
- 2nd Pursuit Sqn (Flying Tigers)
- 3rd Pursuit Sqn (Flying Tigers)
- 23rd Fighter Group
- 1st Air Commando
- 2nd Air Commando
- 11th Bomb Sqn
- 75th Fighter Sqn
This decal set provides that missing level of detail on many figure sets - unit/command markings (patches). If you're doing a 1/32 fighter out of the CBI, you'll want to have this decal set to add to your pilot to add that extra level of eye-catching detail!
My sincere thanks to Pacific Monograph for this review sample!