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Post War Mosquitos
in RAF Service

Freightdog Models, 1/48 scale

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Freightdog Models FSD48-005 - Post War Mosquitos in RAF Service
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: 1 decal sheet; instructions
Price: GBP10.00 available online from Freightdog Models website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Good colour saturation; perfect register; thin carrier film; excellent colour instruction sheet
Disadvantages:  
Conclusion: High quality markings of interesting subjects

Reviewed by Mick Evans


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This is a fine quality decal sheet depicting four Mosquitos in the Royal Air Force service during the immediate post war era.  The decals are for a Mosquito PR.34, B.35 and two NF 36 versions.

The schemes depicted are all post war era schemes between 1948 and 1951.

The decals are superbly printed by Fantasy Print Shop and they have good colour saturation and register.  As usual with Fantasy Print Shop Decals the carrier film is ultra thin.  The carrier film then almost totally disappears under a coat of clear.

Freightdog has done a great job with the decal artwork and the instruction sheet artwork.  The colour instruction sheet provides some good detail of colours and decal positioning for the aircraft.

The four schemes provided are as follows

  1. de Havilland Mosquito PR.34 RG245 DH.S of 540 Squadron of the Royal Air Force based at RAF Benson in 1948.  This aircraft is finished in overall BS381C: 636 PRU Blue.

  2. de Havilland Mosquito B.35 VP202 CX.B of 14 Squadron of the Royal Air Force based at RAFG Wahn in Germany in 1949.  This aircraft is finished in overall high speed silver.

  3. de Havilland Mosquito NF.36 LR147 ‘E’ of 85 Squadron of the Royal Air Force based at RAF West Malling in 1951.  This aircraft is finished in BS381C637 Medium Sea Grey with BS381C: 641 Dark Green camouflage on the upper surfaces.  The Spinners are painted in Insignia Blue BS381C: 110.  This aircraft has the Sqn colours of red and black checkers on each side of the fuselage roundel.

  4. de Havilland Mosquito NF.36 RK985 TW.G of 141 Squadron of the Royal Air Force in 1949.  This aircraft is finished in BS381C637 Medium Sea Grey with BS381C: 641 Dark Green camouflage on the upper surfaces.  The Spinners are painted in Black with a white band.

Thanks to Freightdog Models for the review sample


Freightdog Models kits and decals are available online from their website at http://www.freightdogmodels.co.uk 


Text and Images Copyright 2008 by Mick Evans
Page Created 2 December, 2008
Last updated 2 December, 2008

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