Wolfpak Decals 72-074 'Running the Gauntlet'


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Scott Van Aken



The next new Wolfpak sheet is one that has another nice mix of subjects that include one non-US plane. There are seven options on this one and you'll need to get your tins of grey paint ready for it!

The first one is a Hill Grey II painted RF-4C from the 15th TRS based at Tegu, Korea in early 1990. This one has a shark mouth on it which is a bit rare for the recce Phantoms.

Next is an A-6E with VMA-121 based on the USS Ranger in 1988. While not the norm to have a Marine unit in an air wing, with force drawdowns, it has become something that has to be done to have a full complement.

The F-4G is one that has been done before in the past with other decal makers and it is 'Night Stalker' wiht the 52nd TFW during Destert Storm in 1991. Standard Hill Grey II camo scheme.

Our fourth option is a Pakastani F-16A that was credited with an Su-22 kill during one of the conflicts with India, this time in 1988. Pakistani camo is a bit different from the standard US Falcon's scheme.

Next is an EA-6B with VAQ-136 aboard the USS Midway in 1991. This one also carries mission markings on its TPS camo scheme.

From the 421 FS/4 FG is this F-16CG based at Balad AFB i 2004.

The final option is an MH-53M of the 20th SOS from Iraq in 2008. It has special 'last mission' 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 kits and conversion sets is also included. A visit to their web site will get you much larger images of the markings options.

As with the previous sheets, these are superbly printed 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.

August 2014

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