Wolfpak Decals 72-059: Fighters and Targets
This next Wolfpak decal sheet has more modern and thus more grey planes. There are six subjects with one having two markings options.
First up is the initial QF-16. Apparently the USAF has nearly 300 of them in the boneyard, as much thanks to the drawdown in ANG units as much as anything else. This one is the first plane and the rest will be done by Boeing so I guess that the folks at Mojave will be out of business after the last F-4 is done next year. Standard F-16 two color scheme with International Orange fin, wing tips, stabilators and ventral strakes. This one last served with the NY ANG.
Next is an F-18E with VFA-136 aboard the USS Enterprise for their last cruise in late 2012. Three mission marks on the nose.
An F-15C from the 186 FS, Montana ANG is next. This is from mid 2010 and is in the Mod Eagle paint scheme.
An F-18C from VFA-81 is next. This is from Desert Storm in January 1991. You can do the MiG killer plane or another standard jet as flow by Scott Speicher who was shot down and killed by a MiG-25 on the opening day of the conflict.
Another 186 FS, Montana ANG plane, but this time an F-16C from 2008
Finally, a USAF CV-22B Osprey from the 71st SOS at Kirtland AFB in New Mexico.
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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