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Blackburn Roc
Merlin
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Posted: Saturday, July 21, 2007 - 07:45 PM UTC


The worst British aircraft of WW2? The Blackburn Roc must certainly be in there with a shout for the title! But perhaps it''s the very fact that the full-sized machine was so lack-lustre that makes it such an appealing subject for a model - and Special Hobby''s new 1/48 scale kit is very nice indeed.

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Posted: Saturday, July 21, 2007 - 10:22 PM UTC
Another Finnish (well, kind of) subject from special hobby, interesting.
Btw, what's the paint scheme pointed out for the would-be Finnish aircraft?
Those swastikas on the decal sheet looked odd, so I dug out pics of AML's decal sheet which featured the same Roc as this kit.
Here
Fleet air arm(?) scheme and just white discs as transportation markings.
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Posted: Saturday, July 21, 2007 - 10:27 PM UTC
Nice review Rowan.
The Roc and the Skua might not be the most beautiful aircraft in the world but they do have character.
Andy
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Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 07:41 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Another Finnish (well, kind of) subject from special hobby, interesting.
Btw, what's the paint scheme pointed out for the would-be Finnish aircraft?
Those swastikas on the decal sheet looked odd, so I dug out pics of AML's decal sheet which featured the same Roc as this kit.
Here
Fleet air arm(?) scheme and just white discs as transportation markings.



Hi Eetu

Here's Special Hobby's interpretation of the scheme:



All the best

Rowan