RAAF Canberra Mk.20
High Planes Models, 1/48 scale
S u m m a r y
Number and Description:
High Planes 4806 - RAAF
|Contents and Media:
four pages of detailed colour placement instructions and stencil
AUD$22.00 (approx USD$11.37) from High Planes Models' website
||Six marking options on the
sheet plus more possibilities with mix and match;
accurate; includes stencils; good quality colour instructions; thin carrier film; crisp
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Planes Models has released a set of markings for 1/48 scale RAAF
Canberra B.20 models. This sheet was originally released during
markings are now especially welcome with the release of the
brand-new Classic Airframes Canberra B.Mk.2.
Planes have supplied six marking options on their large, 270mm x
170mm decal sheet. These are all camouflaged aircraft.
basic camouflage schemes are suggested - Olive Drab and Extra Dark
Sea Grey for Vietnam-era aircraft and beyond; and Olive Drab and
Extra Dark Sea Grey with painted Aluminium lower surfaces for
1965-era aircraft. When you check your references you will note wide
variations in contrast of the two main camouflage colours. For
Vietnam era aircraft, the overall effect is quite dark with very low
contrast and a dull finish. Post-Vietnam, contrast varied from low
to high (the grey sometimes appearing lighter), and the finish was
often quite glossy.
Squadron tail markings are supplied for early 1 and 2 Squadron
aircraft, plus a late version of the 2 Squadron "lightning bolt"
which includes the unit emblem.
stencils are also supplied for at least one aircraft, and all the
appropriate styles of national markings are also included.
mixing and matching the serial numbers supplied, a large number of
additional aircraft may be depicted too.
decal film is glossy, but the markings themselves are fairly flat.
used these decals on Classic Airframes' 1/48 scale Canberra and they
of the larger markings with a lot of clear film had a tendency to
silvering when first applied, but this was quickly eliminated by
lightly slicing the film and applying MicroSol decal solution.
Planes' 1/48 scale Canberra B.20 markings are versatile and produced
to a high standard. They will be a great way to add some
individuality to your 1/48 scale Classic Airframes or Aeroclub
to High Planes Models for the review sample.
Review Copyright © 2006 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 01 May, 2006
30 April, 2006
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