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RAN Fairey Gannet AS.Mk.1 & T.Mk.2

 

1/72 scale

Red Roo Models

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: RRD7248 - RAN Fairey Gannet AS.Mk.1 & T.Mk.2
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: One decal sheet; six A4 pages of instructions/illustrations
Price: Each AUD$20.00 from Red Roo Models website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Nice variation in markings for Trumpeter kits; excellent instructions including reference photos; thin decal film; colours in register
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook

 

We have not exactly been knocked down in the rush of decal companies offering after-market markings for the very nice Trumpeter Fairey Gannet with only a single sheet released by Xtradecals to date, so it is nice to see three subjects presented in this new 1/72 scale sheet from Red Roo Models.

The three Gannets in question all saw service with the Royal Australian Navy.

The first two subjects are both AS.Mk.1s aboard HMAS Melbourne during the 1960s. They are finished in Extra Dark Sea Grey and Sky, and wear the Aussie Roo roundel in six positions. the spinners are Mid Brunswick Green with a yellow stripe.

For a bit of variety, the third subject is a T.Mk.2 in overall painted Aluminium Lacquer with 36" Yellow trainer bands on the fuselage and the wings.

The quality of the decals is very good. They are in register, with fine carrier film.

 

 

Instructions are excellent. The history and markings of each aircraft are covered over six pages (three sheets) of A4 paper. Reference photos support the colour artwork.

Red Roo's Royal Australian Navy decals will a welcome addition to fans of the RAN, FAA or the Gannet general.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Gary Byk at Red Roo Models for the review sample


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Text and Images Copyright 2007 by Brett Green
Page Created 27 March, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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