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Jaguar GR.3

RAF Special Schemes
Parts 1 & 2

 

1/48 scale

 

Model Alliance Decals

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Scale: 1/48 Model Alliance MAS-489016 - Jaguar GR.3 RAF Special Schemes Pt.1
1/48 Model Alliance MAS-489016 - Jaguar GR.3 RAF Special Schemes Pt.2
Contents and Media: Each set contains decal sheet; two A4 sized full colour instructions
Price: Each GBP13.00 available online from their website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Current and interesting subject; thin, flexible and strong; individually silk screen printed; good instructions; perfect register.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Luke Pitt


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FirstLook

 

Model Alliance has produced 2 x 1/48 scale Jaguar decal sheets depicting some of the special schemes this aircraft has adopted in the early part of 2005.

The marking on some are quite spectacular and would look outstanding on a 1/48 scale model. All of the special markings are based on the two tone grey schemes that the Jaguar now wears in its twilight years of service.

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Marking Options


Sheet 489016 Part 1

  • The first Aircraft is XX117 of 16 Squadron based out of Coltshall in 2005. It sports a 2 tone grey scheme with a black and gold tail fin with the squadron crest and a neat little saint logo on the tail fin.

  • The Second aircraft is XZ112 of 54 Squadron again based out of Coltshall in 2005. It also sports the 2 tone grey scheme with a yellow tail bordered in dark royal blue. With a dragon crest on the lower half of the fin. It also sports blue and yellow check boards on the upper half of the tail fin and again on the air intake. This would make a stunning model in my opinion

Sheet 489017 part 2

  • The first aircraft is XX112 of 6 Squadron based out of Coltshall in 2005. It sports the 2 tone grey scheme with a blue tailfin boarded in red. It also sports a squadron crest and an honor roll on its tail fin.

  • The last aircraft is XF103 of 41 Squadron based out of Coltshall in 2005.
    It also sports the 2 tone grey scheme with a white tail boarded in black and a stylized cross in red on its tail.

 

 

Conclusion

 

These releases from Model Alliance are welcome accessories for the Airfix Jaguar kit. I only wish someone like Hasegawa or Tamyia would do a kit of the Jaguar in 1/48 as it is, in my opinion, one of the most handsome aircraft in service today.

Recommended.

Thanks to Aviation Workshop / Model Alliance (UK)  for the review sample


Model Alliance products are available online from the Aviation Workshop.


Review Copyright 2005 by Luke Pitt
Page Created 05 November, 2005
Last updated 04 November, 2005

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