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Mosquito Airframe Stencils
Mosquito Airframe Stencils Expanded
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by: Rowan Baylis [ MERLIN ]

Roy Sutherland has added a very useful set of Mosquito stencil markings to his range of BarracudaCals. In fact the items included go well beyond pure stencils, because you’ll also find cockpit placards, instrument faces, plus the dials for radio sets.

The sheets are already available in three major modelling scales, with one more to follow, priced as follows:

1:24 - BC24167 - $11.95
1:32 - BC32268 - TBA
1:48 - BC48166 - $7.50
1:72 - BC72165 - $5.95

Roy has kindly sent samples of the available sheets and the quality is excellent, with the content and layout constant across the scales. The decals are custom printed by Cartograf, so it’s no surprise that the printing is pin-sharp, with minimal carrier film on the thin glossy items. The instrument decals are printed as two layers, so you can overlay the markings for the dials etc. by eye to ensure perfect registration.

The instrument decals are based on full-sized references rather than sized for any particular Mosquito kits – all of which might have slightly different interpretations of the panel. So, as Roy points out in the well thought-through instructions, you’ll get the best results by separating the items and applying them individually.

Barracuda Studios’ comprehensive set of servicing stencils and other markings will be a boon to anyone tackling a kit of the Wooden Wonder.

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SUMMARY
Highs: Excellent printing and comprehensive instructions.
Lows: None that I've noted.
Verdict: Barracuda Studios' decals will be helpful for anyone tackling the Mosquito from 1:72 through to 1:24.
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: Multiple S
  Mfg. ID: See Text
  Suggested Retail: See Text
  PUBLISHED: Jan 02, 2017
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.53%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 91.32%

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About Rowan Baylis (Merlin)
FROM: NO REGIONAL SELECTED, UNITED KINGDOM

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...

Copyright ©2017 text by Rowan Baylis [ MERLIN ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.


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