Blackburn Firebrand TF.Mk.II
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||720006 - Blackburn Firebrand
|Contents and Media:
||41 parts in light grey plastic on
two sprues, 4 parts in resin, 24 parts in etched brass on one fret, 2
vac-formed canopies, Decals for one aircraft and 2 double sided A4
sheets with history, parts plan, build instructions and colour and
USD$29.46 from Squadron.com
||Very rare subject, well moulded and
||Short run process means extra clean
Reviewed by Glen Porter
Valom's 1/72 scale Blackburn Firebrand TF.Mk.II
is available online from Squadron.com
My references tell me that this Sabre powered variant of the
Firebrand was not put into large scale production because the engine was
reserved for the Typhoon.
Valom's 1/72 scale Firebrand TF.Mk.II is also a real rarity as I
don’t think any one else has ever produced an injection moulded kit, and
a very nice job they have done too.
For a short run offering, the sprues are very clean with minimal
flash and reasonably small sprue connections.
Click the thumbnails below
to view larger images:
The resin parts number only four - torpedo main body, wheels and
leading edge camera blister. The etched parts cover the interior,
torpedo fins, gear doors, etc, and shouldn’t pose any problem for those
experienced in this medium.
The decals, with markings for only one aircraft, look to be very well
printed with thin carrier film. The colours look right although the
yellow could be a little too lemony but this may correct itself when
placed on the model.
Two vacuum formed canopies are supplied, one as a spare.
Overall, I find this kit to be of the highest quality for a short run
model especially for somebody who likes the rarer subjects.
Squadron.com for this delightful review
Review and Images Copyright © 2004 by Glen Porter
Page Created 04 October, 2004
Last updated 05 October, 2004
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