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Brits Abroad Pt.2
RAF Minor Post-War Conflicts

Freightdog Models, 1/48 scale


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Catalogue Number: Freightdog Models FSD48-003 - Brits Abroad Pt.2 - RAF Minor Post-War Conflicts
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: 1 decal sheet; 2 folded A4 sheets of instructions
Price: GBP12.00 available online from Freightdog Models website
also available in 1/72 scale for GBP9.00
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Interesting subjects and wide variety of schemes; excellent colour saturation and registration; large four-view illustrations and colour notes provided for all subjects
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

Reviewed by Brett Green

HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Squadron.com


Freightdog Models is picking up the pace of its decal releases. The latest is a follow up to their debut offering - Brits Abroad Pt.2 - RAF Minor Post-War Conflicts

This new sheet offers a nice selection of unusual colours and markings for some popular and widely available models. Specifically, the subjects are:

  • A Meteor PR.10 of 541 Sqn RAF Germany 1957, finished in Medium Sea Grey and PRU Blue with red intake lips.

  • Two Harvard T.2Bs in overall High Speed Silver (ie, not bare metal) depicted during the Mau Mau uprising of early 1955.

  • Spitfire FR.Mk.18e of 208 Sqn, Egypt 1949. This aircraft is finished in the interesting colours of Light Slate Grey and Dark Earth on the upper surfaces, with Medium Sea Grey below.

  • Tempest F.Mk.6 of 6 Sqn RAF in Egypt 1949, finished in overall bare metal with a yellow spinner.

  • Beaufighter TF.Mk.X or 45 Sqn RAF during Operation Firedog in Malaya during 1949. This very different Beau has upper surfaces in Medium Sea Grey with mid fuselage demarcation and Gloss Black below.

  • Mosquito FB.Mk.6 of 4 Sqn RAF in West Germany, 1949, also wearing this striking MSG and Black scheme but with the added interest of two-tone blue and yellow fuselage codes and Roundel Blue spinners.

  • Spitfire XIX of 81 Sqn, RAF Selatar 1954 ('The Last!'), finished in Medium Sea Grey and PRU Blue with high fuselage demarcation.

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 package is also available in 1/72 scale.

These uncommon post-war markings will add a sense of individuality to some good kits.

Highly Recommended.

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 2007 by Brett Green
Page Created 07 December, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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