Furball Decals FDS 7202: USAF Super Sabres Pt.1




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Review By:

Scott Van Aken


Ten options

This is another set produced in conjunction with Detail & Scale, and covers ten aircraft from three different squadrons. All of these planes are aircraft based in Vietnam during 1965 and 1966 All of them are painted overall silver laquer so you can save your metal shading skills for another time.

Some of these schemes have been seen on other decal sheets in this scale, but not for a very long time, so it is nice to have them all in one place. The options on this sheet are the same as for their 1/48 offering reviewed yesterday. However, you have a larger selection of kits in 1/72 scale, starting with the old Hasegawa kit, the still nice ESCI kit, the Italeri kit with its odd extra frame on the canopy that has been released in Revell and Tamiya boxes, and the newer Trumpeter version with its horribly misshapen intake, which would be the easiest build. I believe there is a replacement intake available.

Here is what is on the set:  

-461st TFS, F-100D 55-2894, BIEN HOA AB, 1965

-461st TFS, F-100D 55-3797, BIEN HOA AB, 1965

-461st TFS, F-100D 55-3604, BIEN HOA AB, 1966

-461st TFS, F-100D 55-3535, BIEN HOA AB, 1966

-307TH TFS, F-100D 56-3405, TUY HOA AB, 1966

-307TH TFS, F-100D 55-3712, TUY HOA AB, 1966

-481ST TFS, F-100D 56-3054, TAN SON NHUT AB, 1965

-481ST TFS, F-100D 56-3063, TAN SON NHUT AB, 1965

-481ST TFS, F-100D 56-3285, TAN SON NHUT AB, 1965

-481ST TFS, F-100D 56-3055, TAN SON NHUT AB, 1965

There are sufficient common markings/insignia to do two of the options and you get a full stencil application guide. In concert with other Furball Aero-Design sheets, you will find a most complete markings placement guide that offers snippets of information on each aircraft. These sheets have historically sold out relatively quickly, so I recommend picking yours up at the earliest opportunity. There are plans to do other sheets in this series so that will be most welcome.

March 2021

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