Cutting Edge Modelworks

1/48 Bell X-1 GLAMOROUS GLENNIS decal sheet

Product # CED48245 for $8.99

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Oct 15 2003




This is a new decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  The sheet includes markings for 8 different flights of the Bell X-1 in 1/48 scale. 

Chuck Yeager was the first to fly past the sound barrier and he did this amazing flight in the Orange Bell X-1.  Considering this aircraft didn't have swept wings....breaking the sound barrier was quite the amazing achievement. 

Included on this decal sheet are enough markings to make some of the 9 different X-1 flights.  These include flights before the historic Sound Barrier flight as well as flights after that flight.  Also included are the markings for the X-1 featured in the "Jet Pilot" movie featuring John Wayne.  

For paint schemes you have the choice of orange or white/orange or white.  One of the paint schemes features an NACA X-1 in the white scheme.

The decals were flawlessly printed and the clear carrier film is trimmed very close to the crisply printed colored areas, which is always good to see.  

The instructions are clear and an extra page of text instruction is included with a small bit of info on some of the planes. 

A very nice decal sheet and highly recommended.

I would like to thank Cutting Edge Modelworks for providing me with this review sample.


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Photos and text by Steve Bamford