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and RN Buccaneers




Model Alliance



S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: MA-48101 RN & RAF Buccaneers
Scale: 1/48 (also available in 1/72)
Contents and Media: 1 x full sized decal sheet; 1 x 1/3 size sheet with lower wing serial numbers; two A4 sized full colour instructions
Price: around GBP11.00
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Good variety of schemes; high quality instructions; excellent printing and perfect registration; very thin decal film
Recommendation: Highly Recommended for anyone braving the Airfix Bucc

Reviewed by Brett Green

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Model Alliance's "RN & RAF Buccaneers S.Mk 2" sheet cover the long service of this British aircraft through six subjects representing the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

Equal prominence is given to RAF and RN subjects. Two of the RN aircraft are finished in Extra Dark Sea Grey and White, with the remaining naval version in the experimental "squirrel grey" scheme. Two of the RAF machines wear the standard disruptive Dark Green and Dark Sea Grey upper surfaces with Light Aircraft Grey underneath. The final very interesting Buccaneer is a Gulf War veteran with hybrid makings and finished in Medium Sea Grey with a darker grey under the wings.

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 three sides of A4 paper, and include colour port side profiles for all six aircraft. Top and bottom views of each scheme are also illustrated in colour.

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This is an excellent production from Model Alliance that will lend plenty of variety to the 1/48 scale Buccaneer.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Jon Freeman or the preview images.

Review Copyright 2003 by Brett Green
Page Created 28 April, 2003
Last updated 14 August, 2003

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