First Look Review
Mosquito B & PRIV / FB Mk VI
De Havilland Mosquito B & PRIV / FB Mk VI
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by: Rowan Baylis [ MERLIN ]

De Havillandís Mossie is never far from the modelling limelight, and the recent release by HK and Tamiya of superb 1:32 kits of the bomber and fighter variants respectively has provided a fresh reason for aftermarket producers to visit this iconic subject. Eagle Editions have a new series of EagleCal sheets to cater for both variants, not just in 1:32, but in 1:48 and 1:72 as well.

EC#167 covers the Mosquito B.Mk.IV / PR.Mk.IV and includes the following 5 schemes:
1. LY-G, s/n DK310, No. 1 PRU
2. GB-N, s/n DK337, 105 Squadron
3. AZ-Q, s/n DZ415, 627 Squadron
4. HS-F, s/n DK333, 109 Squadron
5. AZ-B, s/n KB195, 627 Squadron

EC#168 features the FB.MK.VI, with 4 schemes offered:
1. EG-T, s/n MM417, 487 Squadron
2. TH-H, s/n NT137, 418 Squadron
3. SB-S, s/n HR352, 464 Squadron
4. UP-J, s/n NS838, 605 Squadron

The decals are custom printed by Cartograf, so you are pretty much guaranteed superb quality. On the two sample sheets, all the registration is perfect, and the colours look excellent on the thin, glossy items.

Steve Deisley has provided high quality colour profiles for each set of instructions, which also include top and bottom views and stencil placement guides. There are useful descriptions provided for each of the chosen aircraft, along with notes of the references used.

The prices vary according the scale:
1:32 - $21.50
1:48 - $16.50
1:72 - $12.50

Eagle Editionsí new range of Mosquito decals should prove a huge success, offering a very good selection of interesting schemes as alternatives to the many kits available of this iconic aircraft. Recommended.

Please remember, when contacting retailers or manufacturers, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here - on AEROSCALE.
Highs: Excellent quality decals for a wide selection of interesting subjects.
Lows: None that I've noted.
Verdict: Whatever scale you're building a Mossie in, these new EagleCals will be worth checking out.
Percentage Rating
  Scale: Multiple S
  Mfg. ID: See Text
  Suggested Retail: See Text
  PUBLISHED: Dec 01, 2015
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom

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About Rowan Baylis (Merlin)

I've been modelling for about 40 years, on and off. While I'm happy to build anything, my interests lie primarily in 1/48 scale aircraft. I mostly concentrate on WW2 subjects, although I'm also interested in WW1, Golden Age aviation and the early Jet Age - and have even been known to build the occas...

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