"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
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
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.