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Sweet Fourteens - Supermarine Spitfire Mk. XIVe (ED48005) -1:48 Exito Decals

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Sweet Fourteens - Supermarine Spitfire Mk. XIVe (ED48005)

1:48 Exito Decals

 

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Polish company Exito are new to us, and have launched their brand from their website where they also sell general modelling "stuff" such as kits, tools, books and so forth.  They have sent us this new sheet for the Spitfire Mk,XIV,, which should work well with the new Airfix kit. They arrive in a slightly larger than A4 releasable foil bag that is stiffened by a large piece of card, a sheet of paper front and rear, with the decals hiding in the back, and a set of side profiles on the front advertising what's inside.  Inside are the decals of course, plus a page devoted to each option, which is printed on heavy glossy stock on both sides, with three-view profiles, a photo of the aircraft in question, and other information that may be of use to the modeller.

 

Decals are by Cartograf, which is a guarantee of good registration, sharpness and colour density, with a thin gloss carrier film cut close to the printed areas.  There are sufficient national decals on the sheet to model each of the three options, with a dotted line encompassing each option.  From the sheet you can decal one of the following:

 

  1.  Spitfire FR Mk.XIVe (TZ112), coded DN-Y of No. 416 Sqn RCAF, Uetersen, Germany, December 1945-January 1946.
  2.  Spitfire FR Mk.XIVe (TZ198), coded 2I-M of No. 443 Sqn RCAF, Uetersen, Germany, January 1946.
  3.  Spitfire FR Mk.XIVe (SM937), coded 62 of No. 151 OTU, Peshawar or Ambala, British India, 1946.

 

For the German based aircraft there are codes in Sky or White as there is photographic evidence these codes were in white.

 

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Conclusion

What a professional and attractive package this makes.  As well as some cracking decals, you get profiles of all the options that are of such high quality that they could be framed or incorporated in the display of your finished model.  

 

Very highly recommended.

 

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All three looks very attractive! Another reason to buy Airfix Spitfires  I guess :)

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43 minutes ago, Christer A said:

All three looks very attractive! Another reason to buy Airfix Spitfires  I guess :)

Yes, its a nice looking kit.

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