Yellow Wings Decals
72-038: 4x4 series 2
Yellow Wings Decals 1/72 sheets
are not all that common, so it was nice to see their second '4x4 series' sheets.
These combine four different aircraft on the same sheet, a great idea for those
who want to build different aircraft types from a single sheet. It has been over
two years since their last 1/72 sheet so this one is most welcome. No kits are
specified for this sheet, but they are out there.
up is a nice F3F-2 from the USS Enterprise in 1937/38. THis aircraft has a green
cowling and fuselage band as well as the upper wing chevron. The empennage is in
True Blue. The rest of the aircraft is aluminum paint save for the upper wing
which is orange/yellow.
Next is an SBD-2 from the USS Lexington during early 1941. This has the yellow
empennage along with a red wing band and a red upper cowling. This one
also is a 'yellow wing' plane with an aluminum airframe. This is a painted
aluminum lacquer, not bare metal.
The fourth option is an SB2U-2 Vindicator from the USS Wasp in 1941. It has the
black empennage of the Wasp air wing along with a yellow forward cowling,
fuselage stripe and wing chevron. The rest of the airframe save the
orange-yellow wing is in painted aluminum.
Finally, the only non-USN subject, a P-40B from the 55th Pursuit Squadron in
1940. This one is in OD over Neutral Grey with a white spinner and two white
fuselage bands. Typical of pre-war USAAC planes, it has the red, white, blue
The sheet is superbly printed by Microscale without any
registration issues. The instructions are first rate and offer painting
information as well as a bit of history on the types. The nice thing about the
sheet is that it provides common markings for all the options so you can build
all four. It makes for a very interesting sheet and should stir some
life into some older kits.
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