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
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.
Thanks to Gary Byk at
Red Roo Models
for the review sample
Red Roo Models books, decals and
accessories are available at Red Roo Models
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