Wolfpak Decals 72-083: Bad Muthas


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Scott Van Aken



A nice selection of items on this Wolfpak Decals sheet. There are eight options, most of them jets and once more, they cover a period of several decades.

FIrst we have three F-16Cs, all from the 23rd Wing with their shark mouth noses as is appropriate of the decendents of the Flying Tigers. One is the wing commander's plane with the multi-colored tail band. The other two are from the 74 FS with one being the squadron commander's plane and the other a standard line bird. These are all from 1994.

An A-1H from the 602nd SOS in June 1970 is next. This one is names Bubblesn Bust and has an SEA camouflage scheme with a black underside.

Moving to October 2014 is an F-18F from the current holder of the Jolly Roger, VFA-103. This one has a black tail and some color as the squadron commander's plane.

An A-4M from VF-126 in August 1992 is next. The caption says it is from NAS Fallon, but I photographed this plane in December 1992 at NAS Miramar along with the rest of the squadron.  It must have been on detached duty when the info photos were taken as the unit stayed at Miramar until disestablished in April 1994. It is in the last scheme worn by most of the squadron's Skyhawks which is blues and greys. A photo of this plane is below. Note that most of the time, these planes carried nothing under the wings or fuselage.

Moving back to 1970, we have an SD coded F-100F when with the 306th TFS at Tuy Hoa in South Vietnam. This in in standard SEA camo and is not a wild weasel, but the squadron hack.

Finally an ES-3A from VQ-5 at NAS Atsugi in January 1999. It has a lot of black along the spine, forward tail and forward wing. Full upper camo views are provided for this and other aircraft on the sheet that require it.

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 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.

July 2015

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