BarracudaCals | BC24167: 1/24 Mosquito Airframe Stencils
Reviewed by Kevin Futter
Roy Sutherland's Barracuda Studios has just released this set of airframe stencils for the big Airfix 1/24 scale Mosquito kit. (The set is also available in 1/32 scale as BC32268.)
As the name implies, this set contains airframe stencil decals, along with some handy placards for the cockpit. These include a full set of instrument panel decals in two layers: one for the bezels and dial backgrounds, and a separate decal for the instrument faces.
Printing is by Cartogaf, so the quality is assured. Register and colour density are both perfect, and even the tiniest stencil is legible:
A full placement guide is included inside the folded instruction sheet, while the back contains a nine-point set of guidelines for perfect application results.
This is a simple, but highly valuable supplement to any build of the Airfix Mosquito, even if you're otherwise using paint masks for the rest of the markings. I'm a big fan of utility sheets like this, and I recommend these decals to anyone planning to undertake Airfix's big Mosquito.
Thanks to Roy Sutherland for the review sample.
© Kevin Futter 2017
This review was published on Monday, February 06 2017; Last modified on Monday, February 06 2017