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Kits at War - RAF Lancaster B.Mk.1, FAA Baltimore Mk.IV RAF Meteor F.Mk.IV

Kits at War, 1/48 scale

 

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Catalogue Number and Description:

Kits at War DDK4825 - Kits at War - RAF Lancaster B.Mk.1, FAA Baltimore Mk.IV RAF Meteor F.Mk.IV

Scale: 1/48 scale
Contents and Media: Decal sheet; colour placement guide
Price:

Available from speciaist hobby stores worldwide
Available for GBP £10.20 online from Hannants

Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Interesting options, thin carrier film; excellent colours, resolution and register
Disadvantages:  
Conclusion: High quality decals offering interesting options for these large kits.


Reviewed by Mick Evans


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This is another excellent decal sheet produced by Dutch decals in 1/48 Scale depicting a RAF Lancaster B.Mk.1, FAA Baltimore Mk.IV and a RAF Meteor F.MK.IV.

 

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The decals provided for the aircraft are as follows:

  • Avro Lancaster B.Mk.1, serial number PB328 “Aries” of The Empire Air Navigation School based at RAF Shawbury in 1945.  The aircraft is finished in the night bomber scheme of Dark Earth and Dark Green upper surfaces and Night Black lower surfaces.  The mid upper turret was replaced with an astrodome.

  • Martin Baltimore Mk. IV, serial number FA435 “801”of No 728 Sqn FAA based at RAF HalFar Malta in 1947.  The Aircraft is finished in overall bare metal.

  • Gloster Meteor Mk.IV, serial number EE455 “Yellow Peril” of the RAF High Speed Flight in 1945.  The Aircraft is finished in overall gloss Trainer Yellow.  A Union Jack flag is painted on the nose and the words “Gloster Meteor IV Rolls Royce Derwent Engines” painted under the cockpit

The decals are superbly printed with good colour saturation and excellent register.  As usual the carrier film is ultra thin and my experience is that the decals will snuggle down into the surface detail well.  I always use decal setting solution.  The carrier film then almost totally disappears under a coat of clear.

Thanks to Luuk at Kits at War for the review sample.


Review Copyright 2010 by Mick Evans
This Page Created on 19 February, 2010
Last updated 19 February, 2010

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