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Meteor Mk.8

Meteorites Aerobatic Team
75 Sqn RAAF
Late 1955


1/48 scale


Red Roo Models


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Catalogue Number: RRD 4841 - Meteorites Aerobatic Team 75 Sqn RAAF Late 1955
Scale: 1/48 scale (also available in 1/72 scale)
Contents and Media: Two decal sheets; A4 pages of instructions/illustrations
Price: Each AUD$20.00 from Red Roo Models website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Good colour reference sheet; thin carrier film; crisp printing
Recommendation: Highly Recommended


Reviewed by Mick Evans

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Here is another fine quality decal product from Red Roo Models to fill a gap in the Royal Australian Air Force aircraft schemes.

This set is for the Meteor Mk.8 display team called the Meteorites, operated by No 75 Sqn in late 1955. The teamís aircraft was one of the most colourful designs applied to the Australian Meteor which are normally all over silver dope with subdued markings.


When I first joined the RAAF in 1978 as an apprentice there were two Meteorite aircraft standing as gate guards on either side of the guardhouse at the Forrest Hill base near Wagga in NSW. The aircraft were in good condition then with the paintwork still bright and crisp as the apprentices used to look after the aircraft with the occasional wash and polish. When I visited the Wagga base in 1992 one was almost driven to despair at the condition of the aircraft and paintwork. Years of neglect in the weather had severely faded the paintwork and the silver dope was peeling.

The decals are designed for the Classic Airframes Meteor Mk.8 kit.

The decals are superbly printed with good colour saturation, perfect register and thin carrier film.

My experience with Roo Decals in the past has been that the decals go on easily and snuggle down into the surface detail well.

Markings are provided for 4 aircraft A77-870, 871, 874, and 875 including the pilots' names flying the aircraft at that time.

Highly Recommended

Thanks to Gary Byk at Red Roo Models for the review sample

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Text and Images Copyright © 2006 by Mick Evans
Page Created 08 March, 2006
Last updated 08 March, 2006

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