Cutting Edge Modelworks

1/32 Bell X-1E decal sheet

Product # CED32041 for $7.99

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Aug 27 2003




This is a new decal sheet from Cutting Edge Modelworks.  The sheet includes markings for 3 different Bell X-1E's in 1/32 scale. 

On October 14, 1947, over dry Rogers Lake in California, Yeager rode the X-1, attached to the belly of a B-29 bomber, to an altitude of 7600 m (25,000 ft). He then released the aircraft from the B-29 and rocketed to an altitude of 12,200 m (40,000 ft). Yeager became the first person to break the sound barrier, safely taking the X-1 to a speed of 1065 km/h (662 mph), faster than the speed of sound at his altitude. Eight months later, in June of 1948, the Air Force announced the record to the public.

This decal sheet focuses on 3 different test flights of the Bell X-1E plane # 6063 as flown by the NACA.

Two of the test flights featured on this decal sheet had the "Little Joe" nose art on the aircraft.


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 easy to follow and an extra page of text instruction with a small bit of info on each plane is also included. 

A very nice product and highly recommended.

Click on images below to see larger images of the instruction sheets

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


Photos and text by Steve Bamford