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RAN Fairey Fireflies
Korean War

Red Roo Models, 1/72 scale
also available in 1/48 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Red Roo Models Item No. RRR7256 - RAN Fairey Fireflies, Korean War

Scale:

1/72 scale (also available in 1/48)

Contents & Media

Decals for two subjects with a colour-printed painting and markings guide.

Price:

Available on-line from Red Roo Models for Aus$12.00 and also available in 1/48 scale for the same price.

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Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Good quality.

Disadvantages:

None apparent.

Conclusions:

This two-subject set is a quality production for fans of RAN Fireflies - Recommended.

Reviewed by Mark Davies



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FirstLook

 

This latest release by Red Roo Models should appeal to fans of the Royal Australian Navy and Korean War. The two subjects covered are:

  • Firefly Mk.5, VX385, 205/K of 817 Squadron, aboard HMAS Sydney, circa 1953, and

  • Firefly AS.5, VX388, 207/Q, aboard HMAS Vengenace.

The decals come supplied in a re-sealable polythene bag with six colour printed A4 pages of instructions and markings guide. The instructions give a brief background on the Firefly and the colours it wore during its service with the RAN.

They go on to provide very comprehensive instructions on decal application and how to get the best results from the decals supplied, including advice on the brand’s specific characteristics.

 

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Each subject has a paragraph covering its colours and markings, and any interpretations of period photos that have been made. They include options where final colours of specific parts like the spinner where references differ.  A list of reference publications is also provided.

The painting and markings guide is printed in colour and uses BS381C codes for airframe paint colours.

 

 

The decals appear to be printed perfectly, and are available in 1/48 scale as well.


 

Conclusion

 

This two-subject set is a quality production for fans of RAN Fireflies.

Recommended.

 Thanks to Red Roo Models for the sample.


Text and Images Copyright 2015 by Mark Davies
Page Created 11 June, 2015
Last updated 11 June, 2015

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