Wolfpak Decals 32-001 'Desert SLUFs'
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This is Wolfpak Decals' first 1/32 sheet and it contains markings for four A-7D Corsair IIs. Unless noted, all of them are in the early SEA scheme with the light grey undersides, which is appropriate as these are all fairly early in the A-7Ds life. For kits, there is but one that that is the version from Trumpeter, which has been much maligned by the modeling experts, but those I've seen built look great.
First is an aircraft from the 57th FWW based at Nellis AFB. This one is an early aircraft without the upper fuselage refueling receptacle.
Next is one from the 355th TFW painted in overall gunship grey (FS 36118) used in a money-wasting fly-off against the A-10 in 1974.
The third options is from the the 310 TFTS,/ 58 TFW based at Luke AFB. This is also an early plane with the USN type refueling receptacle.
Finally, another Luke AFB based A-7D. This one is also from the 310th but with the yellow fin stripe often used by the 311 TFTS.
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, 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.
Note that the instructions also provide step by step instructions on how to build the early version using the bits in the Trumpeter kit. There is also a listing of aftermarket bits available for the Trumpeter A-7D kit.
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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