Wolfpak Decals 72-043: Carolina Dreamin'
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Here we have another fine mix of aircraft types from Wolfpak Decals. Many of these subjects fit into the theme of the sheet and are planes that are or were based in the Carolinas. There are eight different options on this one from the Vietnam era to current types.
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.
So let's get started.
First is a Lizard painted F-16C as used when the USAF was getting serious about replacing the A-10 with dedicated attack Falcons. Of course, that never happened, but at least we got a different scheme for the F-16.
Next is an F-4E from the 94th TFS based at McDill AFB in 1972. SEA camouflage on this one.
From last year, here is an MQ-9 as based at Creech AFB just outside of Las Vegas. In comparison to the recently reviewed 1/48 sheet, this one lists the underside as being FS 36320.
The lone nautical subject is this A-4M from VMA-211 as depicted in 1982 in light gull grey over white. This would have been gloss by this time as the Navy/Marine Corps switched to polyurethane paint in the early 1970s, though it does weather to a semi-gloss.
An RB-66A from the 4411st CCTS from 1969 is the next aircraft. This one is pretty close to a stock B-66A.
An RF-4C from the 62nd TRS is the next option. THis is from 1972 and in SEA camouflage as was the RB-66A.
An F-111A from the 429th TFS at Nellis AFB and crewed by a friend of many of us, Don Logan. This is from 1976.
Finally, the big KC-10a from the 911 ARS from 1993 in overall AMC grey for those who like things big.
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. You can get yours at the link to the left.
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