Scottish Aviation Bulldog


1/72 scale kit of the Scottish Aviation Bulldog by Airfix UK  made by Meindert de Vreeze
kit review / modelling report

The Scottish Aviation Bulldog was developed in the nineteen sixties as a basic primary trainer. Prototype flew in 1969. It has a two-seat side-by-side (with optional third seat) cockpit layout. Most aircraft were built at Prestwick Airport by Scottish Aviation and later on by British Aerospace.
The Royal Air Force bought about 130 aircraft were ordered, model 121 known as Bulldog T1. They were used as trainers from 1972 - 2001.   
Airfix had issued many years in 1975 a 1/72 model of the Bulldog. It was a simple kit is series 1 with no. 01061. 

The parts are in with plastic. My kit has a blister package with on the back the instructions: 
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These kit decals comprise 2 schemes:
- RAF trainer T1 scheme of the Central Flying School at Little Rissington, Gloucestershire, England, as used around 1973
- Swedish AF trainer of F5 wing in Ljungbyhed, Sweden with a camouflage scheme

This model was really made straight out of the box as RAF T1, assembly gave no problems. Some filler was needed on the wingroots and snading on the enginecowl.


Now the overall model got a light grey base coat. Correct any irregularities as needed. 
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Most work with model is applying the colourfull RAF scheme with the airbrush of white, red and grey wing panels. The colour scheme was applied as indicated in the Airfix instructions. 

I used for the RAF trainer scheme the colours:
White:  Revell acrylic 360301
Red:     Revell acrylic 36131
(these are the paints in the Revell blue square paint containers...)

.... and for the mid wing area of Light grey: Gull Grey FS36440 using Gunze Sanyo acrylic 325

The black antiglare panel was masked and airbrushed as well.
The model got a decal protecting coat of Johnson Future/ Pledge with the airbrush.

The canopy was set closed and had a good fit, the frames were painted white with a paint brush.


Some views of the completed model..... 

A nice addition to my RAF British trainer model collection. 
 


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