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de Havilland DH.82a
Tiger Moth Pt1
RAF, FAA & Commonwealth

Xtradecal, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number, Description and Scale:

Xtradecal Item No. X72190 – de Havilland DH.82a Tiger Moth Pt1 RAF, FAA & Commonwealth

Scale:

1/72

Contents & Media

Decals for ten subjects with colour-printed painting & markings guide.

Price:

Available online from Hannants for £6.66 and Squadron for US$16.19 plus shipping

Review Type:

First Look

Advantages:

Excellent production quality, great value.

Disadvantages:

None noted

Conclusion:

These are superbly produced decals. They provide some interesting options for the new-tool Tiger Moth, or indeed any other brand of DH.82 such as A Model’s and Pavla’s kits - Highly recommended.


Reviewed by Mark Davies


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F i r s t L o o k

 

It’s no surprise that Xtradecal should release some markings options to coincide with Airfix’s release of their new tool DH.82a Tiger Moth kit, reviewed separately reviewed here in today’s “What’s New”.

The Tiger Moth served with a wide variety of operators and offers the possibility of many different colour schemes. As is apparent from the title, this is the first sheet covering RAF, FAA & Commonwealth usage. Two more sheets have been announced; Part 2 Civil Schemes, and Part 3  Overseas Military Operators.


 

The Decals

The set reviewed here covers ten options; all are quite eye-catching with affair amount of Trainer Yellow apparent, as is to be expected given the operator choices mentioned earlier.

 

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The decals are supplied in Xtradecal’s usual A5 window envelope. The instructions are nicely produced in colour and clearly indicate markings placement. A brief note regarding the aircraft and its station location is given for each subject. Unsurprisingly, a list of Xtracolor paint codes is also provided for the colours required.

The decals look to be superbly printed and with excellent colour density.

 

 

The subjects covered by the sheet are:

  • K4288 /D 18, Elementary and Reserve FTS, Fairoaks, Surrey,, England 1937;

  • DF184/G, No.5 Glider Training School, Shobdon, Heredfordshire, England 1943;

  • T7899 / RUD-A, Oxford University Air Squadron, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England 1946;

  • T7189 / LIA, 780 NAS 1943;

  • A17-56 / 56, No.6 Elementary FTS, RAAF Mallala, South Australia 1940;

  • A17-347 /347, No.10 EFTS, RAAF Temora, New South Wales 1940;

  • A17-489 / TA-L, No.12 Local Air Supply Unit, RAAF Cape Wom, Wewak, New Guinea 1945;

  • NZ882 /AI, No.3 EFTS, RNZAF Harewood, New Zealand 1940;

  • 524 / 4,  Air School SAAF, South Africa June 1945; and

  • SR26 /7, 4 FTS Southern Rhodesian AF, Southern Rhodesia 1940.

 

 

C o n c l u s i o n

 

These are superbly produced decals. They provide some interesting options for Airfix’s new-tool Tiger Moth, or indeed any other brand of DH.82 such as A Model’s and Pavla’s kits.

Highly recommended.

Thanks to Hannants for this sample.


 

Text and Images Copyright 2013 by Mark Davies
This Page Created on 18 April, 2014
Last updated 18 April, 2014

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