Immediate Post-War RAF
S u m m a r y
FSD48-001 - Brits Abroad Immediate Post-War RAF
decal sheet; 5 A4 sheets of instructions
GBP£9.00 available online from Freightdog Models website
also available in 1/72 scale for GBP£5.50
and wide variety of schemes;
excellent colour saturation and registration; large
four-view illustrations and colour notes provided for all
||Limited run - only 200
sheets to be produced in each scale
Reviewed by Brett Green
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I was pleased and surprised to receive this latest release from Freightdog
Models last week. Please because the interesting subjects of the immediate
post-war RAF is rarely covered, and surprised because I had not heard that
this decal sheet was coming.
"Brits Abroad - Immediate Post-War RAF" represents Freightdog Models' first
foray into 1/48 scale, and provides markings for Thunderbolts (Mks. I and
II), and Spitfires (Mks. XIVc, XIVe and 18e).
Specific subjects are:
Thunderbolt Mk.I, 18 of 73
OTU based at Fayid, Edgypt in 1946. It is suggested that this aircraft
is finished in US equivalent colours Olive Drab, Sea Grey and Light
Grey. A large Ace emblem is supplied for the cowl, with an optional
Skull for the black section of the spade.
Thunderbolt Mk.II, RS-C of
30 Sqn based at Baigatachi, India in 1945. Overall natural metal with
Roudel Blue ID Stripes and Olive Drab anti-glare panels fore and aft of
the canopy. This aircraft features the emall two-tone blue SEAC
markingsand a tiny palm tree emblem on the fin.
Thunderbolt Mk.II, FL-O of
81 Sqn based at Java in 1946. Overall natural metal with Roudel Blue ID
Stripes and Olive Drab anti-glare panels fore and aft of the canopy.
This aircraft features the emall two-tone blue SEAC markings.
Spitfire Mk,XIVc, RN185 of
17 Sqn. based at Miho in Japan during May 1946. This is a very
interesting scheme of Dark Green over Medium Sea Grey with a yellow
spinner and RAF A Type roundels, apparently in pre-war proportions but
with wartime colours.
Spitfire Mk,XIVc, RN135 of
17 Sqn. based at Miho in Japan during May 1946. As above, but this time
with a red spinner and large Squadron Leader's pennant under the
windscreen This was Ginger Lacy's post-war mount.
Spitfire Mk,XIVe, MV357 of
11 Sqn. based at Miho in Japan during May 1946. As above, but with bare
metal lower surfaces and spinner.
Spitfire FR.XIVE of 28 Sqn,,
Kuala Lumpur 1946. This aircraft is finished in the Temperate Land
Scheme of Dark Green, Dark Earth (labelled "Yellow though on the
instructions) and Medium Sea Grey. Broad white bands adorn the wings and
tailplane, and the spinner is also white (watch out though, as the
colour key also labels these yellow - but the diagram shows the correct
colours in all cases).
Spitfire FR.Mk.18e of 32 Sqn,
Palestine 1948. This aircraft is finished in European colours of Dark
Green, Ocean Grey and Medium Sea Grey. C1 Type roundels are featured on
the fuselage and upper wings.
Instructions are very well done. Every subject is treated to large four-view
drawings plus colour notes.
The decals are printed by Fantasy Printshop and feature excellent opacity,
authentic colour reproduction and perfect registration.
The only downside is that the print run will be limited to 200 sheets. If
you want to own one of these decal sets, act now!
Text and Images Copyright © 2007 by Brett Green
Page Created 18 July, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007
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