Wolfpak Decals 72-065: Rattling Sabers
Next in line from Wolfpak Decals is this one that covers seven different subject and a number of years from the 50s to the 10s.
First up is an AH-1W from HMLA-467 based at MCAS Cherry Point during 2011. It has the updated exhaust and carries tail bands (which you'll have to paint).
Next is a very nice RB-47H of the 55 SRW, then based at Forbes AFB, while on deployment to Thule, Greenland, a place that was often used for operations during the cold war. If wondering about a conversion, Flightpath does/did one.
A scheme that was once on a very early Microscale sheet is this F-4J from Point Mugu's VX-4 back in 1973. To my knowledge, this is the only Phantom painted in these colors.
A nicely done A4D-1 (A-4A) from VA-34 in March 1957 is the next option. One can modify the Airfix A-4B to duplicat this without much problem.
Aircraft five is the first of two AH-1Gs, this one with the F/79 ARA in Vienam during 1972. The other is from the 238th AWC at Pleiku during 1971 and named 'Pandora's Box'.
Finally, back when SAC had escort fighters, is this F-84G from the 31 SFW during 1953.
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.
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.
A final note is that the SAC band for the RB-47H isn't right. For those who get the sheet now, a replacement will be available in a few weeks and can be obtained by request.
Thanks to WolfPak Decals for the review sample.
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