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Bristol Bulldog Mk.II

RAAF, late 1930s


1/72 & 1/48


Red Roo Models


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: RRD7241 - Bristol Bulldog Mk.II RAAF, late 1930s.
RRD4839 - Bristol Bulldog Mk.II RAAF, late 1930s.
Scale: 1/72 and 1/48 scales
Contents and Media: Each 75mm x 75mm decal sheet with markings for two aircraft, 2 double sided and full colour A4 instruction sheets with colour side and plan profiles, history, decal application instructions and one B+W photo of A12-1.
Price: RRD7231 AUD$10.80 from Red Roo Models website
RRD7232 AUD$14.10 from Red Roo Models website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Screen-printed with individual carrier film, which is very thin.
Disadvantages: Not a lot of quality 1/72 Bulldogs around at the moment.
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Glen Porter

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Red Roo Models has released decals for the Bristol Bulldog in RAAF service in both 1/72 and 1/48 scales.

The decals are excellent, the instructions are excellent, what more do you want, apart from a state of the art model to put them on?

The side profiles in the instructions are so good I almost ran out to buy an old Airfix kit. Almost, I said. They are good though, with a clarity and detail that a lot of other decal manufacturers could learn from.
The decals are for two aircraft but that doesn’t mean you can do both, as there is only one set of national markings. However there are two sets of serials, A12-1 and A12-2. Of course each of these planes only have ten markings on them in total so there’s not a lot of decalling to be done but what there is, is very good.

My only real criticism is the lack of a really good model to put the decals on.

So, if you’re the kind of modeller who doesn’t mind having a go at an older model, or perhaps you have an 1/48 scale Lindberg or SMER Bulldog, or the 1/72 scale Airfix kit in the loft just begging to be built, then here are the decals to turn them into a silk purse.


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

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Page Created 05 April, 2005
Last updated 04 April, 2005

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