Red Roo Models


RRR72145 1/72 two Observer's canopies - 1 x early and 1 x late/post war


Review by David Harvey

 

Review Type

First Look

Scale:

1/72

Price:

$8.75 AUD from Red Roo

Contents and Media:

2 x vacform canopies

Advantages:

Thin and clear

Disadvantages:

none seen

Recommendation:

Highly Recommended

 

Introduction

During WWII the Beaufighter continued to develop and change, especially in RAAF Service. As part of this the canopies were modified late in the war and this was used for post war aircraft as well.

The canopies

The set comes with two canopies, an early war one with the open rear to allow for a machine gun and the late war canopy which had the opening blanked off. These two canopies are very clear and thin as you would expect and would be a good addition to any 1/72 kit. You get two reference images on the back of the cover sheet but I am sure that visiting somewhere like the Australian War Memorial Collection Database will get you a great deal more images to look at.

 

Recommendation

Not much more needs to be said as this is a basic addition to a kit and is well done by Red Roo, to that end I highly recommend these canopies.

Review samples courtesy of and available from Red Roo Models.