Monday, July 9, 2012

fündekals Lance Wade Spitfire Mk. VIII


At the Dayton Regional I picked up a couple of decals sheets from a new manufacturer named fündekals.  They have decided to take a new approach to decal production of doing simple one subject sheets with no printed instruction.  (In all majors scales, for those that believe scales other than 1/72 actually exist.)  In this case, the single option is for American RAF pilot Lance Wade's Spitfire Mk. VIII JF472 of 145 Squadron.  The sheet has roundels, fin flashes, serials, and codes.  No muss no fuss.  Everything is perfectly printed and the roundel colours are spot on.  Btw, the right code is not misprinted as it may appear, it is cleverly printed to be covered over by the squadron codes.  You are directed to www.fundekals.com to download an instruction sheet for decal placement and scheme information.  I really like this idea of affordable small sheets with one option...how about some RCAF subjects, guys?  I think a certain American Spitfire pilot commanding a RCAF Squadron would fit perfectly in your line...

3 comments:

Crapologist said...

American Spitfire pilot commanding a RCAF Squadron would fit perfectly in your line... Pardon my ignorance, who is that?

Bought this as well! In 48. Can't seem to find a Mk VIII kit beyond the ICM seven. What will you be using?

Edward said...

Is the American Spitfire pilot the late J. Danforth Browne?

Jim said...

I was thinking of Hank Zary:

www.acesofww2.com/Canada/aces/zary.htm

The good news is fündekals will be releasing a sheet for his Spitfire in the near future.

Doc - Hasegawa and AZ do Spitfire VIIIs in 1/72. There is also a conversion for the Airfix kit by Freightdog.