RRD4842 3 SQN Mirage IIIO/D Butterworth,
Malaysia, C. 1971.
||1/48 RRD4842 and 1/72 RRD7244
||$20 AUD from Red Roo
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Red Roo has now ventured into the Mirage
aftermarket area with this new release of 3 SQN in Malaysia. The set
is supplied in either 1/72 or 1/48 scale, hopefully it will also be
availabe in 1/32 to cover the Revell Mirage. The options supplied with
this set are:
a. A3-86, one of the few 3 SQN aircraft
to retain the colourful lizard tail flash when the aircraft were repainted
in the three tone camouflage scheme upon it's introduction in 1971.
b. A3-80 is an example of the Squadrons
aircraft that were camouflaged in the original two tone wraparound
scheme known as the 'lizard scheme'.
c. A3-93 and A3-100 are also examples of
the aircraft that were in the original wrap around two tone scheme.
The decals are suppled in a plastic zip
lock bag with two A4 pages of instructions and a sheet of decals. The
instruction sheet is the usual Red Roo coloured sheet with good instructions
on placement of the decals. Red Roo also supplies a guide to the colours
required by the aircraft. The colour guide lists the colours in either
BS or FS colours. This is good for those that have the knowledge to
apply the paints that represent the correct colours. For those that
don't have this knowledge I feel that a guide to the available colours
(if any) that are available for these BS and FS colours would be useful.
The decals themselves are of the usual good
quality that Red Roo produce. They are cleanly printed and quite clear,
clear enough to read the warnings on the larger markings. They are
all individually printed so you will not have to trim them as you do
on some sheets. Red Roo provide all of the safety data stencils and
markings, the colourful 3 SQN Lizard tail flash as well as the 'Tail
numbers' for the aircraft. You are provided with numerous extra numbers
so that you can produce a variety of tail numbers on top of those that
are listed as options. The numbers are all provided in both the grey
as well as the black codes used on Mirages.
With the new Mirage
book from Darren mottram and Paul Mason you will be able to produce
a highly detailed aircraft with the assitance of these decals.
From looking at these decals as well as
my previous use of Red Roo decals I feel that you should have no problems
using these decals to produce a good model.
These decals are supplied by, and available
from, Red Roo