Wolfpak Decals 72-058: Spirits in the Material World
More nice mostly modern subjects from Wolfpak Decals covering seven subjects. These are pretty much aircraft flying in the last few years so modern jet fans will find this to be a very useful sheet.
The first option is something from 1984, in the TPS scheme of the time. A VMFA-333 F-4S Phantom II. These guys soon went to the Hornet and then disappeared after the Gulf War I drawdown.
Next are two F-22As from the 49th FW at Holloman AFB. One with the 7th FS and the other with the 8th. I have to assume this is the last unit to equip with this jet unless someone does something stupid and reopens the assembly line.
Another controversial aircraft is the F-35B. Two of them on this sheet. One is a Royal Navy version with no distinctive markings aside from insignia. One of two planes undergoing weapons testing in late 2012 are provided. The other is with VMA-121 out of Yuma. Three different serials are available for this particuilar aircraft.
One of the B-2A fleet out of Whiteman AFB is next. THis one is the Spirit of New York.
Finally, an Alabama ANG F-16 Falcon. The Alabama legislature decided to ask for a designation change for the 160 FS out of Montgomery Alabama in 2007 to honor the Tuskeegee airmen. Never mind that the 302 FS out of Luke AFB is also an ex-Tuskeegee unit. So now they are the 100FS, though the markings on the plane are the same as before. The 100th number was previously used by a training command unit which I assume went away with the number change.
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.
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