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DECAL SHEET REVIEW


Exito Decals Sexy Spitfires -- Supermarine Spitfire
LF Mk Vb, VIII, IXe -- 1:48 Scale



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Exito Decals is one of our favorite new aftermarket decal manufacturers.  We recently received samples of their two latest decal sheets.  Here, we take a look at the third sheet by Exito:  Sexy Spitfires.

The legendary Supermarine Spitfire wore many different paint schemes over the years and sported many different examples of nose art…including, on occasion, some of a more risqué nature as well.  This set contains Cartograf-printed markings for three such Spits:

The decals arrived after traveling for about a week from Krakow.  They were expertly packed in a reinforced rigid mailer and suffered no damage over the course of their overseas voyage.  The decals for all three Spits come on a single, medium-sized decal sheet.  The decal design appears top-notch in all respects.  The decals were printed by Cartograf, and as usual, are technically impeccable.  Colors are solid, everything is in perfect register, and carrier film is thin and restrained.

The instruction for each markings option is printed on full-color, semi-gloss, and thick paper.  The printing here is awesome and include reference photos of all three aircraft.  To my knowledge, artwork and markings of MT841 are correctly reproduced in decal form for the first time ever.  Color callouts are for AK Interactive and Mr. Hobby paints. 

Of particular note - on the other side of the markings guide for each plane are beautifully rendered profile views of each Spitfire, expertly rendered by Janusz Światłoń.  These are literally ready for framing.  In other words, these aftermarket decals come with very appealing and well-rendered art.

Overall, this sheet is excellent, and Exito Decals is to be commended.  They are not sized for any particular kit, so they can be used with any LF Mk. Vb, Mk. VIII, or Mk. IXe.  The Spitfire is undeniably one of the sexiest flying machines of all time.  With nose art like this, your model of legendary British fighter will get a little bit hotter. 

Many thanks for Dariusz Światłoń and everyone at Exito Decals for the review sample.  You can visit Exito Decals on the web at www.exito.site, email them at hq@exito.site, and find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ExitoDecals.  Of interest to fans of 1:72 scale, this set is also available in that scale, too.  Check out Exito’s website for more info. 

Haagen Klaus
Scale Modeling News & Reviews Editor
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