itself six months ago with 3 impressive 1/48 B-25J decal sheets. Run By Mike
Kloppenburg from his family home in Fayetteville, North Carolina. His desire to
provide top quality nose art decals, from subjects that he has a passion for and
wishes to share them with fellow modelers.
Two of the three sheets from second release from Bombshell Decals are for
Trumpeters 1/32 P-38 Lightening. Wicked Women P-38 Lightening sheet includes two
markings for two P-38’s and various stencils are included. Star and Bars
national markings has been also included but for one aircraft.
images below to see larger images
Aircraft on this sheet are the
“Vivacious Virgin II” flown by Lt. Ian B. Mackenzie of the 9^th Air Force
402nd FS, 370th FG. This P-38 Lightening carries D-Day stripes on the undersides
of the booms and remnants on the stripes on the wings. Painted on the nose
is pin-up sitting touching her knees.
“San Antonio Rose” flown by Lt. Charles B. Ray of the 80th FS, 8th FG. This
P-38 Lightening has Olive drab anti-glare panels and green spinners and id band
on the tail and wings. The pin up is a topless dancer and also has 3 Japanese
kill markers just in front of the cockpit.
Decal instructions are printed in full colour with large profile art.
Federal Standards paint codes are supplied to match up with your favorite paint
As mention before included on the sheet are various stencils, which include
stencils for the props and some generic placards that can be used on the landing
gears and the engines.
The sheets have been printed by
the world leaders in decals technology Cartograf of Italy. The sheets have been
printed in a limited run and are probably the best I have seen. The detail and
the artwork of the pin-ups are outstanding! There is almost no decal carrier
film visible also.
I would like to thank Mike at Bombshell
Decals for the supplying this review sample.
You can purchase this decal sheet
directly from Bombshell