RAAF MIRAGE IIIO
(F) 2 OCU
High Planes Models, 1/48 scale
S u m m a r y
Number and Description:
High Planes 4805 - RAAF
MIRAGE IIIO (F) 2 OCU
|Contents and Media:
detailed colour placement instructions and historical notes.
AUD$15.00 (approx USD$11.37) from High Planes Models' website
good quality colour instructions; thin carrier film; crisp
Reviewed by Mick Evans
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Plane’s new release of RAAF Mirage IIIO 2 OCU decals contains a
variety of schemes for the Mirage during its service with No 2
Operational Conversion Unit based at Williamtown NSW.
The decals are nicely silk-screen printed with a few decals such as
the serial numbers on a common carrier film, which just means the
modeler will have to cut each decal individually from the sheet
depending on aircraft serial number quite an easy process. The
carrier film is quite thin and should disappear under a coating of
clear finish. The decals are very crisply printed and have good
detail and colour rendition. The colour reference sheet provided is
excellent giving good colour reference and decal placement for the 4
decals cover the 3 major schemes and one temporary scheme used at 2
Markings are provided for Four aircraft listed below.
A3-48 in all over silver with the late OCU tail chevron with the
tiger head. This aircraft had yellow intake cheat lines instead
of the standard red that the aircraft were delivered in.
A3-48 in the standard BS-638 Dark Sea Grey/BS641 Dark Green/FS
25440 Light Grey lizard scheme that was the most common scheme
for the Mirage.
A3-42 in the standard BS-638 Dark Sea Grey/BS641 Dark Green/FS
25440 Light Grey lizard scheme. This aircraft is depicted during
Exercise Pitch Black 1984 where the deployed squadron had the
BS-638 Dark Sea Grey over painted with temporary water colours
mixed from red and yellow. This is depicted as being close to
FS30219 Tan. You could not go far wrong here as it depended on
the ratio of mix as to the shade of tan and the colour faded
A3-7 in a late FS35237 Blue Grey over FS 25440 Light Grey scheme
worn during the later years when trialing colours for the F18
to High Planes Models for the review sample.
Review Copyright © 2005 by Mick Evans
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29 June, 2005
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