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Post War RAF Spitfires

Freightdog Models, 1/48 scale

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Catalogue Number: Freightdog Models FSD48006 - Post-War RAF Spitfires
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: Two decal sheets; instructions
Price: GBP10.00 available online from Freightdog Models website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Interesting subjects; excellent printing and registration; high quality instructions; extensive options
Disadvantages:  
Conclusion: An attractive and useful product for modellers of small scale Spitfires

Reviewed by Mick Evans


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FirstLook

 

Freightdog Models newest high quality decal release focuses on late Merlin and Griffon engine Spitfires.  The decals may be used on any of the available 1/48 scale kits.

The decals are superbly printed by Fantasy Printshop, are in perfect register. They feature separate roundel centres, unit badges and code outlines where appropriate.  The carrier film is ultra thin and my experience with these decals is that they will snuggle down into the surface detail well.  The carrier film then totally disappears under a coat of clear. 

The instruction sheet is printed in colour and gives required colours (with cross-reference) and clear indication for decal placement.

The six schemes provided in this sheet are as follows:

  1. Spitfire Mk.21 LA329, RAG-J, of No 600 (County of London) Squadron RAuxAF based at RAF Biggin Hill in 1947.  The aircraft is finished in the day fighter camouflage scheme of Dark Green and Ocean Grey upper surfaces and Medium Sea Grey lower surfaces with yellow wing leading edges and Sky rear fuselage band and a red spinner.

  2. Spitfire Mk.IXc PV119, RG-Q, of No 208 Sqn based in Palestine in late 1946. The aircraft is finished in overall High Speed Silver with a black anti-glare panel and a red spinner cap with a metal back plate.

  3. Spitfire Mk.IXc PV119, RG-Q, of the Royal Egyptian Air Force (formally of No 208 Sqn RAF) of 109 MU in 1948.  The aircraft is finished in overall High Speed Silver with a black anti-glare panel and a red spinner cap with a metal back plate.  This aircraft has a day fighter scheme painted replacement rudder.

  4. Spitfire Mk.IXc PV120, RG-W of No 208 Sqn based in Palestine in 1945.  The aircraft is finished in Dark Green and Ocean Grey upper surfaces and Light Mediterranean Blue lower surfaces.  The fuselage band is white and the spinner is painted black.

  5. Spitfire Mk.XVIe TB287 8W-K of No 612 County of Aberdeen Sqn RAuxAF in 1950.  The aircraft is finished in High Speed Silver with a red spinner.

  6. Spitfire Mk.IXc ML124, GZ-S, of No 32 Sqn based in Palestine in January 1947.  The aircraft is finished in overall High Speed Silver finish with a black anti-glare panel and a red spinner cap with a natural metal back plate.  This aircraft was fitted with a day fighter scheme painted starboard wingtip.


Freightdog Models kits and decals are available online from their website at http://www.freightdogmodels.co.uk 

Text and Images Copyright 2010 by Andrew Steinbeck
Page Created 11 January, 2010
Last updated 30 March, 2010

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