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RAF Postwar


Royal Navy



1/48 scale


Kits at War



S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description: K4/12 Kits at War series - RAF Postwar
K4/13 Kits at War series - Royal Navy Postwar
Contents and Media: Decal sheet; b&w placement guide (colour placement guide available on Kits at War website)
Scale: 1/48
Availability: Available online from:
Hannants http://www.hannants.co.uk
Aeroclub http://www.aeroclub-models.com
Meteor Productions http://www.meteorprod.com  
Flight Decs http://www.flightdecs.ca
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Good selection of aircraft types and markings; brave choices (some limited run subjects); thin carrier film; excellent colours
Recommendation: Recommended

Reviewed by Brett Green

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There is good news and bad news from the Netherlands.

The bad news is that after 18 years, Dutch Decals will be ceasing production. In my opinion, Dutch Decals did their best ever work most recently with their book, "Dutch Profile nr. 2 P-51D/K Mustang Royal Netherlands East Indies Air Force", and the related but separately available decals. The decals include some of the wildest Mustangs you are ever likely to see. It is a shame that lack of interest in Dutch subjects and the state of the Euro have combined to result in this decision.

The good news is that Luuk will continue to produce decals in the "Kits at War" range, which covers British and Commonwealth subjects. This series has been a real blessing to modellers of limited run, vacform or older kits. "Kits at War" has provided interesting markings for many aircraft types that have not been offered by other decal companies.

This pleasing trend continues with Kits at War's latest releases.

K4/12 Kits at War series - RAF Postwar

The first of these is RAF Postwar. Markings are provided for six aircraft:

  • Meteor F.Mk.3 No.500 Sqn. RAuxAF.

  • Meteor F.Mk.3 No.616 Sqn. RAuxAF.

  • Meteor NF.II No.96 Sqn. RAFG.

  • Sea Meteor F.Mk.3 No. 778 Sqn. FAA.

  • DH Venom FB.4 No.28 Sqn.RAF KaiTak.

  • Spitfire LF.16e No.17 Sqn. RAF painted as 'Messerschmitt' during RAF displays.

See the top of the page for an image of the individual decal subjects.

K4/13 Kits at War series - Royal Navy Postwar

Next up are six Royal Navy Postwar subjects:

  • Seahawk FB.3 No. 738 Sqn. demoteam 'Red Devils' FAA

  • Seahawk FB.5 FRUnit FAA

  • Seafire F.17 No.767 Sqn. FAA

  • Seafire F.17 No.736 Sqn. FAA

  • Fairey Barracuda III. FAA

  • Tiger Moth T.2 No. 728 Sqn. FAA.

The decals on both sheets are in perfect register. Instructions are provided on a folded A4 sheet in black and white.

These new releases will be welcomed by post-war British aircraft fans.



Thanks to Luuk from Dutch Decals for the review sample

Review Text Copyright 2005 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 04 May, 2005
Last updated 04 May, 2005

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