Aussie Warbirds CAC CA-18 Mustang Mk21 VH-AUB, ex A68-107, Sept 2001

Review by David Harvey

Review Type
First Look
Scale: 1/48 and 1/72
Price: $20 AUD from Red Roo (AW48003 and AW72003)
Contents and Media: 1 x decal option
Advantages: Does as advertised
Disadvantages: Possible roundel colour problem
Recommendation: Highly Recommended



This sheet of decals is a continuation of the previous wabird markings for VH-AUB that Red Roo has issued (AW48002). The previous set was for the all over red version of the aircraft from the 1960's (there will be a review of this set in the near future), this current release covers the aircraft after it was overhauled in 2001.As it covers only the one scheme, the instruction sheet is a double sided A4 sheet with the four view marking layout on one side and use of the decals and short history of the aircraft on the other. The instruction sheet also provides information on the differences that this aircraft has from the standard CA-18, these modifications should not be too difficult for the average modeller to accomplish. You are also provided with the colours used on this aircraft, these are very basic as it's an Aluminium Lacquer/Aluminium dope scheme with black antiglare panel on the nose.

Both the 1/72 and 1/48 sheets are well printed and in register. The only fault I can suggest with the decals is the colour of the roundels, in the photo supplied with the instructions and others on the Internet, the roundels seem a darker shade of blue than that on the decal sheet. This discrepancy applies to both the1/72 and 1/48 sheets.

This is another interesting subject from Red Roo that covers an area not often covered by the major decal producers. I have used other Red Roo Mustang decals before and have had no problems in using them.

These sheets were supplied by, and are available from, Red Roo Models.

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