Eduard 1/48 Italian Smoke Rings Camouflage
This exciting new decal sheet is for applying Italian World War II smoke rings camouflage on the Hasegawa and Tauro Models 1/48th scale Macchi Mc.202 and 205 kits. It will be easy to use and it consists of individual rings to apply, one by one. The sheet is for a single aircraft. The smoke rings themselves have a convincing "blurred" appearance so they will look sprayed on by airbrush under some careful weathering, oil washes, etc.
This is a fantastic idea! You need a steady hand, the ability to focus and absolute trust in your airbrush to paint smoke rings by hand. I'm ready to use any aftermarket accessory that makes things easier for me. I have the Hasegawa Mc.202 kit and I planned to try my hand at painting smoke rings. Now I don't have to.
I recommend that you find photographs of the plane you intend to model because the smoke rings came in different sizes and thicknesses. Macchis of the 3° Stormo, 51° Stormo, 53° Stormo and 154° Gruppo among others had smoke ring camouflage so check your references carefully. I recommend this decal sheet and I would like to thank Eduard for the review sample.
Macchi C.202 in action, Aircraft No. 41, by Roberto Gentilli & Luigi Gorena, Squadron/Signal Publications,1980
Aer. Macchi C.202, Ali D'Italia 2, by Giorgio Apostolo, La Bancarella Aeronautica, 1995