FLYING HIGH DECALS
SINGLE SEAT RAAF MIRAGE'S


Flying High Decals Part 1


Review by Ryan Hamilton


Summary


Scale:
1/48 scale (also available in 1/72 & 1/32)
Catalogue Number and Details:
RAAF Mirages Parts 1-9
Price:
about $18.00-$20.00 AUD
Review Type:
First Look
Contents and Media:
1 printed decals sheet, 1 white backing decal sheet (to ensure clarity). An A4 sized instruction booklet with profiles of each aircraft per page, and decal instructions.
Advantages:
Many of these RAAF Mirages have never been produced in decals previous and are warmly welcomed.
Disadvantages:
Short run decals, limited edition only. Also not enough Mirages in my collection to build them all!
Recommendation:
Highly Recommended

Part 1


Flying High Decals Part 1

 

  1. 77 Sqn – Overall Silver airframe with the original 77 Sqn tail flash
  2. 3 Sqn – Lizard scheme with original tail markings
  3. 2 OCU – Standard Camouflage

Part 2


Flying High Decals Part 2
  1. 2 OCU – Overall Silver airframe with the standard 2 OCU flash, and yellow intake markings
  2. 76 Sqn – Standard Camouflage
  3. Williamtown Wing Commanders aircraft – Standard Camouflage with original tail markings

Part 3


Flying High Decals Part 3

 

  1. 76 Sqn – Overall Silver airframe with the standard 76 Sqn fin flash, and red intake markings
  2. 2 OCU – Green and Dark Earth Temp scheme for the Kangaroo Exercise, 1981
  3. 75 Sqn – Standard Camouflage

Part 4


Flying High Decals Part 4

 

  1. 75 Sqn – Overall Silver airframe with the later 75 Sqn fin flash, and red intake markings
  2. Williamtown Wing Commanders aircraft – Standard Camouflage with second style of fin flash markings
  3. 2 OCU – Two tone grey markings

Part 5


Flying High Decals Part 5

 

  1. 2 OCU – Overall Silver airframe with the standard 2 OCU flash, and yellow intake markings
  2. 3 Sqn – Standard scheme with 3 Sqn fin flash marking
  3. 3 Sqn – Standard scheme with 3 Sqn fin flash marking and Southern Cross on the rudder.

Part 6


Flying High Decals Part 6

 

  1. 77 Sqn – Overall Silver airframe with the “77” Sqn tail flash markings
  2. 77 Sqn – Standard scheme with “77” Sqn fin flash marking.
  3. 77 Sqn – Standard scheme with later 77 Sqn fin flash marking
  4. Williamtown Wing Commanders aircraft – Standard Camouflage with later style of fin flash markings in blue
  5. Williamtown Wing Commanders aircraft – Standard Camouflage with later style of fin flash markings in white.

Part 7


Flying High Decals Part 7

 

  1. ARDU – Standard scheme with ARDU fin flash markings and yellow nose.
  2. ARDU – Standard scheme with ARDU fin flash markings.
  3. ARDU – Orange and white scheme with the ARDU fin flash markings.

Part 8


Flying High Decals Part 8

 

  1. 3 Sqn – Standard scheme with later style 3 Sqn fin flash marking and the Southern Cross on the rudder.
  2. 3 Sqn – Two-tone grey scheme with 3 Sqn fin flash marking and the Southern Cross on the rudder.
  3. 79 Sqn - Standard scheme

Part 9


Flying High Decals Part 9

 

  1. 75 Sqn – Original scheme with the 75 Sqn crest on the tail. Although this scheme represents the aircraft repainted when the Mirage was retired, it can also be used for the original airframes.
  2. 77 Sqn – Red, White and Blue scheme from the Diamond Dubilee Air Show in 1981.

The Decals

The decals themselves are beautifully printed and in perfect register. The detail within some of the tail crests is VERY fine. The last set (Part 9) includes all red and blue decals for the red/white and blue scheme. I know many Australian modellers who have been waiting along time for the original 75 Sqn markings.

Highly Recommended.

These products were purchased with the reviewer’s own funds through the Naval Aviation Museum, RNAS Nowra.

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High Flying Decals are available through the Naval Aviation Museum, RNAS Nowra or by e-mail at sgevans@bigpond.com

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