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RAAF Ventura Decals

Red Roo Models

 

 

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: RRD7202
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: 1 decal sheet (110mm x 47mm) and two pages of instructions/illustrations
Price: Aus$5.50
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Perfect registration; thin carrier film; detailed instructions; colour illustration
Disadvantages: No plan view drawings for wing roundel placement
Recommendation: Recommended to RAAF afficiandos and 1/72nd scale modellers

 

Reviewed by Brett Green

 

FirstLook

 

Red Roo Models latest decal release covers one Lockheed PV-1 Ventura, A59-75, of 13 Squadron RAAF. The small 1/72 scale sheet supplies all national markings, codes, serials and a rudder number.

The subject aircraft is finished in standard USN three colour scheme. Even the RAAF roundels are simple modifications of the US Stars and Bars in four positions, with the bars still in place. The codes are grey, with the letters on the starboard side thinly outlined in black.

The sheet is well printed and in register. Two A4-sized instruction sheets are included. A half a page is dedicated to decal application instructions, another half to the history of the Ventura in RAAF service and a full page to the background and colours of the subject aircraft. The second sheet features both side views of the sibject in colour, leaving no question about the placement of fuselage markings. No plan view drawings are provided for wing markings.

This decal release builds on Red Roo's tradition of highly detailed examination of RAAF subjects through their books and other products.

Recommended for all RAAF afficiandos and 1/72 scale modellers in general.

Thanks to Red Roo Models for the review sample


Red Roo Models books, decals and accessories are available at Red Roo Models Website


Review Copyright 2000 by Brett Green
Page Created 12 June, 2000
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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