1/72 scale kit of the Scottish Aviation Bulldog by Airfix UK made by Meindert de Vreeze
review / modelling report
(Bulldog photographed at Fairford in the 1990s)
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
The parts are in with plastic. My
kit hac a blister package with on the back the instructions:
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 sanding on the engine cowl.
Most work with model is applying the colourful 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 Sangyo acrylic H325.
The black anti-glare panel was masked
and airbrushed as well.
The canopy was set closed and had a good fit, the frames were painted white with a paint brush.
A nice addition
to my RAF British trainer model collection.
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