S.B.S. Model 1/72 Gloster Gladiator Mk.II in Finnish Service
By Matt Bittner
The Airfix 1/72 Gloster Gladiator Mk.II truly is the best kit of this type in 1/72. Not only is there a lot of detail but Airfix put some excellent thinking in how to assemble a biplane model. Just look at the web for truly exceptional builds of this model. Now, if you want to build a Finnish Mk.II Gladiator S.B.S. Model has you covered.
This sheet allows you to build four Mk.IIs:
- GL-264 of 2/LeLv 16 at Hirvas air base in summer 1942. Black and Olive Green Warpaint with Light Grey underside.
- GL-267 of 1/LLv 14 at Utti air base, summer 1941. British 4-tone camouflage of Dark Green/Dark Earth and Light Green/Light Earth upperside with Black and White wing undersides.
- GL-265 of 1/LeLv 16 at Vitska air base in summer 1943. Black and Olive Green Warpaint with Light Grey underside.
- Gl-276 of 2/LeLv 16 at Hirvas air base in summer 1943. Black and Olive Green Warpaint with Light Blue (RLM 65) underside.
As with the other S.B.S. Model decals these are really nicely printed and appear to be in register.
So if you have the desire to build a 1/72 Gloster Gladiator Mk.II in Finnish markings and colors then by all means acquire this set of decals. Many, many thanks to S.B.S. Model for allowing me to review this set.