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RCAF Halifax and
SAAF Junkers J
u 52

Kits at War, 1/48 scale

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description:

Kits at War DDK4824 - RCAF Halifax and SAAF Junkers Ju 52

Scale: 1/48 scale
Contents and Media: Decal sheet; black and white placement/colour guide
Price:

15 Euro available from speciaist hobby stores worldwide
available for GBP 8.69 online from Hannants

Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Interesting options, thin carrier film; excellent colours, resolution and register
Disadvantages:  
Conclusion: High quality decals offering interesting options for these large kits.


Reviewed by Mick Evans


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This new 1/48 scale release by Kits at War depicts a Royal Canadian Air Force Halifax B.Mk.III of No 424 Sqn and a South African Air Force Junkers Ju 52/3m.

Markings are provided for the two aircraft as follows:

  • Handley Page Halifax B.Mk.III Serial No HX318 QB-O “Oscar” of No 424 (Tiger) Squadron B Flight of the Royal Canadian Air Force.  The aircraft was based at Skipton-on-Swale England in 1943.  Oscar was lost over Karsruhe on 25 April 1944.  The aircraft is finished in standard RAF Bomber Command colours of Dark Earth and Dark Green upper surfaces and Night Black lower surfaces.  The Codes QB-O are in Dark Red and the aircraft has the large words “Oscar painted on the nose and a large cartoon figure of Oscar carrying a bomb under each arm next to the rather large bomb mission tally.

  • Junkers Ju-52/3m “Tobruk” 26 of the South African Air Force.  The aircraft was used for ferry flights between South Africa and North Africa.  It crashed on the 16th October 1943 near Bulawayo in Southern Rhodesia.  The aircraft was one of the 12 captured Luftwaffe Ju 52s used by the SAAF.  The aircraft is finished in RAF Dark Green upper surfaces and Azure Blue lower surfaces with standard RAF roundels.

 

  • Kits at War 1/48 scale Halifax and Ju 52 Decal Review by Mick Evans: Image
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The decals are superbly printed with good colour saturation and excellent register.  As usual the carrier film is ultra thin and my experience is that the decals will snuggle down into the surface detail well.  I always use decal setting solution.  The carrier film then almost totally disappears under a coat of clear.

These are high quality decals offering interesting options for these large kits.

Thanks to Luuk at Kits at War for the review sample.


Review Copyright 2009 by Mick Evans
This Page Created on 28 April, 2009
Last updated 29 April, 2009

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