Wolfpak Decals 72-066 'Screaming Demons'
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Wolfpak Decals continues to offer decal sets for 1/72 modelers with interesting and varied subjects. This one is no exception with five different aircraft types; some of which have multiple options.
First subject is an F3H-2M from VF-61. We see so few markings options for the Demon that every new one is greatly appreciated. This one flew from the USS Saratoga in 1967.
Next is the first of two QF-4Gs from the 82nd ATRS during 2005. This one is the boss bird from Tyndall AFB where the main unit is located. It is in the standard Hill Grey II scheme of FS 16118 and 16270. Note that this paint is glossy as is the case on the second option from Det 1 at Holloman AFB. Since these were not quickly expended, they were repainted. Those that went on to live their short lives were never repainted and generally looked rather ragged. See photo near bottom of page. The International Orange marks are FS 12197.
The A-4E is from VMA-311 when based at Chu Lai in 1970.
In a rather neat three tone desert scheme of FS 30140, 33475 and 30279 is this EA-6B from VAQ-33 based in Afghanistan during 2007. As many of you probably know, with the loss of the EF-111A, the USAF has, once again, had to turn to the Navy for aircraft and so you'll find USAF aircrew in most EA-6B units.
The last aircraft is the CV-22B Osprey. Wolfpak has provided three options for this aircraft. Two of them are from the 352 SOG at Mildenhall and one from the 27 SOW based at Cannon AFB. Both of these are 2013 markings.
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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