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RAAF Tiger Moths WWII

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RAAF & RAN Tiger Moths
WWII & Post War

 

Red Roo Models

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: RRD7229 (RAAF) and RRD7230 (RAAF and RAN)
Scale: 1/72 (also available in 1/48)
Contents and Media: Two decal sheet (approx. 14 x 8 xm) and three pages of instructions/illustrations (two doubel-sided colour profiles and one single sided instructions)
Price: Each AUD$18 from Red Roo Models website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Interesting schemes of and interesting aircraft; well printed; lots of detail.
Disadvantages: Not too many Tiger Moth kits available; ALPS printed, so read instructions first, not after!
Recommendation: Recommended

 

Reviewed by Glen Porter


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FirstLook

 

RRD7229 "RAAF Tiger Moths WWII"

Red Roo Decals' "RAAF Tiger Moths WWII" release covers four aircraft - two Australian built Tiger Moths in overall trainer yellow (A17-76 and A17-104); one Australian built Tiger Moth intended for overseas service but retained in Australia in overall silver with trainer yellow bands (A17-629); and finally one British built machine, R-5259, which arrived in and retained its RAF camouflage and markings.


 

RRD7230 "RAAF and RAN Tiger Moths WWII and Post-War"

Red Roo Decals' RRD7230 "RAAF and RAN Tiger Moths WWII and Post-War" supplies markings for three Australian built aircraft. These are A17-26, the third Tiger Moth built in Australia and later sold to an Aero Club after the war in overall Trainer Yellow with a red band around the fuselage plus a red, white and blue rudder; A17-358 in disruptive Foliage Green and Earth Brown fuselage and wings with yellow lower surfaces, cowling and trainer bands. Last but not least is A17-692, a post-war RAN Tiger Moth based at Nowra NSW in overall silver with the usual yellow trainer bands, rudder and cowling. Only behind the propeller is painted red.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Red Roo's decals in 1/72 and 1/48 scale for Tiger Moths are prepared on an ALPS printer, so it is very important to read the instructions carefully before use.

The first thing that you will notice is that the white is printed on a separate sheet. These go under roundels and fin flashes except the large RAF-style blue and red upper wing roundels. The rest of the decals are applied as usual.

I found these decals to be extremely interesting - so much so that I went out to buy an old Airfix Tiger Month to take the markings for a test drive. Being an old naval man myself, I find myself attracted to the RAN scheme.

Definitely Recommended!

 

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


Red Roo Models books, decals and accessories are available at Red Roo Models Website


Text and Images Copyright 2003 by Glen Porter
Page Created 12 December, 2003
Last updated 12 December, 2003

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