Sheet:

Model Alliance MA72130: RAF and RN Twin Stick Trainers

Units: See review

Price

9.00 for the 1/72 and 13.00 for the 1/48

Reviewer:

Scott Van Aken

Continuing with their fine sheets on British subjects, this new one is on RAF and RN twin stick trainers. This basically means the Harrier, Jaguar and Tucano on this sheet. Hawks are on another.

The sheet allows you to build 8 complete aircraft.

There are two Jaguar T.2As in Dark Sea Grey over Camouflage Grey from 16 Sq and 54 Sq from the 2003/2004 time frame.

Two Harrier T.10s in the same colors as the Jaguars with one from 20 Sq in 2004 and the other from 4 Sq in 2002.

A Harrier T.4 in overall gloss black from 899 Sq circa 2003.

There are three gloss black Tucanos with one from 207 Sq and two from 72 Sq. One of the 72 Sq aircraft has yellow wing and tail plane markings. These are all from 2005

Finally, a Roundel Blue Tucano from the Central Flying School Display team circa 1994-95.

The decals are well printed thought I did notice some small registration problems with the blue/red fin flashes and the CFS flashes. It also seems that where the red and green overlap, there is a darker border. Perhaps these more complex decals should be printed in sections?

For kits in this scale there are ones by Italeri and Hasegawa and Heller for the Jaguar; Airfix for the Tucano, and Airfix for the T.10. To do the T.4 Heritage has a kit and conversion set.

Overall, a very nice set of options for what are models that one rarely sees at various events.

May 2006

Review sample courtesy of Jon Freeman. This sheet can be found at www.theaviationworkshop.co.uk and at quality hobby shops worldwide.

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