Cuties Part 2
Floyd S. Werner, Jr.
recently released the P-40E and N in 1/48th scale and you went
out and bought them even though you had the Amtech, Promodeler,
Mauve, and Eduard, well you get the idea. The markings from
the boxes leave a little to be desired. Well speaking of desire,
the latest release from PYN-up Decals will address your needs.
The artwork of a beautifully
rendered P-40E-1 of S/L Dick Cresswell's in RAAF markings. The
flags look real and are quite colorful. There is some debate
over the color of the aircraft number but PYN-up allows you
to chose which is accurate, red or blue "U". Painted
in Dark Earth and Dark Green this aircraft is quite colorful.
The amount of research that went into this aircraft can be seen
at this web address: www.clubhyper.com/reference/p40e1cresswelldk_1.htm
The other aircraft is a P-40N
of the 49th Fighter Group. Keystone Kathlene/Empty Saddle comes
complete with an all white tail, as well as, a wonderful reclined
nude. With it's blue spinner and white leading edges and tail
this OD and Dark Green over Neutral Grey aircraft is quite colorful.
Sporting the relatively rare star and white bar with no outline
this aircraft will add to any P-40N kit.
The nude is wonderfully rendered,
as are the flags. National markings are included for both machines,
including separate red centers for early RAAF markings.
Typical of the PYN-up decals,
they are thin, opaque, and in perfect register. You must follow
the instructions as the decals are very thin and can be fragile.
I highly recommend this sheet.
The decals can be obtained by contacting Meteor Productions
at firstname.lastname@example.org or
by phone at 703-971-0500.
Thanks to Meteor Productions
for the review copy.
Werner, Jr. 2007