Pavla U 72-164: DH.82A Tiger Moth




Scott Van Aken


For the Airfix 1/72 kit

This new Pavla set is designed for the relatively new Airfix 1/72 Tiger Moth kit. This set consists of a new forward bulkhead, rudder pedals, a blind flying cover for the back seat and two different wheels. One set of wheels has covers and the other is spoked. Also included but not shown as they are small and broke free during shipping are a pair of venturis.

This set's major feature is that it comes with markings for five different airplanes. In no particular order, one is a camouflaged plane with 611 Squadron RAF coded FY. Next is an Aussie plane serialed A17-625 in overall trainer yellow. In Vichy stripes at least on the nose, is a French plane with EC 2/595 in French Indochina. It has a red tail section with the rest of the plane in aluminum dope. A civil plane of the Hatfield Air School in 1933 is painted aluminum with a red fuselage. Finally a plane with 4 FTS in Southern Rhodesia during 1949. This one is in standard aluminum dope with yellow training bands.

A very nice set with great markings options. A complete set of installation instructions and ten pages of decal and painting instructions are provided.

July 2015

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