Bombshell Decals

1/32 Wicked Women P-38 Lightenings decal sheet

Decal sheet product # 32-BS-0005

Product Article by Dave Johnson on Mar 23 2010


Bombshell Decals launched 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.

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Aircraft on this sheet are the following –

“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 range.

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 Decals.    

Dave Johnson

Photos and text © by Dave Johnson