The Scottish Aviation Bulldog is a trainer airplane which first flew in 1969. Apart from the UK, it found its place in several other Air Forces. In spite of its importance, not much attention has been given to this machine. It was possible to find a kit in 1/72 but none in the 1/48. So, the very first one, in 1/48 was delivered by Tarangus.

Scottish Aviation Bulldog

Scottish Aviation Bulldog

The kit is a basic plastic kit, with nice box. Content is plastic parts, nice decals and a leaflet to assemble and paint the kit. This kit needs some skill to work because it is a medium run. Plastic is a bit thicker, and in a few cases needs some minor sanding for a precise fit. The cockpit is simple but it has all we need. Only problem is that the decals do not have an instrument panel so you need to practice your skill or find some after market decals.

The Scottish Aviation Bulldog has a tricycle type landing gear so you need to add extra weight into the nose. Also the plastic is a bit thicker, so this means more weight then usual and you have enough space in the nose. My final decision is to make a British-operated plane, as it has attractive black and yellow paintwork.

Scottish Aviation Bulldog

Scottish Aviation Bulldog

Well, all I can say is to congratulate Tarangus for daring to do such an interesting and rare subject. For me the kit is good and an excellent base for possible upgrade.

Srecko Bradic