Wolfpak Decals 10-12: 2010 Thanks


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Scott Van Aken



Wolfpak Decals has their end of year 'Thank You' sheet that is available while they last for a purchase of $30 or more. This one has four interesting subjects on it in 1/72 scale, and one of them is a first for me.

First up is a 35 TFW boss bird F-4G from 1982. The plane is in standard SEA camouflage and judging by the yellow fin tip, was maintained by the 561st TFS.

Next, an MQ-1 Predator from the 178 RS, North Dakota ANG. Like several ANG units who have traded in F-16s or KC-135s, they are now relegated to oversize remote control planes. Effective, yes, but not the sort of 'flying' that I think justifies spending millions on pilot training. Anyway, it is the first set of aftermarket markings I've seen for one of these.

The AV-8A is fromVMA-231 aboard the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1975/76 during one of the FDR's last if not the last cruise. Today, Harriers routinely deploy on Gator Freighters, and like this aircraft, will take on the codes of the deployed Helo wing.

Finally, a nicely done SEA camouflage C-130E from the 317 TAW during 1975. This is about as colorful as a standard USAF C-130 will get and it is nice to have this option.

The instruction sheet for this set is the best in the business when it comes to background information and what may be needed to accurately depict the aircraft being modeled. In addition to the actual placement profiles, there are several additional pages of information that include a history of the type,  kits and update bits for these schemes,  as well as load-out information, and any changes needed to properly model the aircraft in question, assuring you of the most accurate model you can have. A listing of available kits is also included.

As with the previous sheets, these are superbly printed by Fantasy Printshop and without any registration problems. If you have not yet treated yourself to some of the best researched decals around, you should.

Thanks to WolfPak Decals for the review sample. Again, this sheet is only available while quantities last and only with a $30 minimum order.

December 2010

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