S u m m a r y
||MA-48100 Gulf War Buccaneers
||1/48 (also available in 1/72)
|Contents and Media:
||1 x full sized decal sheet and two
double-sided, A4 sized full colour instructions
||All 13 Gulf War Buccaneers covered;
subtle touches (including variations on all the "Sky Pirates" flags); high
quality instructions; excellent printing and perfect registration; very thin
||Highly Recommended for anyone braving
the Airfix Bucc
Reviewed by Brett Green
HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Squadron.com
After almost 30 years of service, Operation Granby in 1991 was the last
active deployment of the Blackburn Buccaneer.13 modernised RAF Buccaneer S Mk.2B
aircraft conducted operations from Bahrain for the duration of the Gulf War.
Model Alliance has commemorated this last hurrah by releasing markings for
all 13 Gulf War Buccaneers.
The large number of subjects are possible as the markings are fairly sparse,
but certainly very interesting. Every aircraft sports a Jolly Roger flag on the
port side nose with the words "Sky Pirate", plus various additional names and
(mostly) girlie-style nose art. Model Alliance have carefully researched the
subjects, providing subtly different Jolly Rogers flags for each individual
subject. Low-visibility national markings and white serials, codes and ejection
seat warning triangles complete the simple but distinctive decoration.
The decals are beautifully printed and in perfect register. They are produced
by Fantasy Workshop in the UK.
The instructions maintain the same high standard. They are presented on two
double-sided A4 sheets, and include colour starboard side profiles for all 13
aircraft. Scrap views of the port-side nose are also included for each aircraft.
One of the sheets has top and bottom views of the colour scheme (oevrall Desert
Pink) and a brief description of Buccaneers in Operation Granby.
Click the thumbnails below to view
This is an excellent debut production from the Northern
Hemisphere office of Model Alliance.
The Airfix kit is the only choice for a 1/48 scale Buccaneer. It
is a challenging project but looks good when finished. These decals will provide
a worthy finish for your Gulf War Buccaneer.
Thanks to Jon Freeman or the preview images.
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Last updated 14 August, 2003
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