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RAF Lancaster B.Mk.I, FAA Baltimore Mk.IV RAF Meteor F.MK.IV

Kits at War, 1/48 scale

 

Summary

Catalogue Number:

Kits at War Item No. K4/25 - Kits at War - RAF Lancaster B.Mk.I, FAA Baltimore Mk.IV RAF Meteor F.MK.IV.

Scale:

1/48

Contents and Media:

Decal sheet and full colour instruction sheets in a resealable bag.

Price:

Euro 12.95 plus shipping available online from Kits at War website

Review Type:

FirstLook

Advantages:

Great variety; full colour instructions, perfect register and minimum carrier film.

Disadvantages:

Conclusion:

High quality marking option for an interesting variety of 1/48 scale British subjects


Reviewed by Mick Evans


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F i r s t L o o k

 

 

 

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.

The decals are superbly printed with good colour saturation and excellent register.  As usual the carrier film is ultra thin and my experience with Dutch Decals that I have used in the past 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.

 

 

The decals provided for the aircraft are as follows:

  • Avro Lancaster B.Mk.I, 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.

Thanks to Dutch Decals for the samples


Text and Images Copyright 2010 by Mick Evans
This Page Created on 15 April, 2010
Last updated 15 April, 2010

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