Wolfpack Decals 72-018: Working in the Sands


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Scott Van Aken



Seems like Wolfpack releases come in pairs and that is a good thing for 1/72 modelers. This sheet covers ten different aircraft that have all seen some sort of service in the Middle East.  he 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 10 additional pages of information that include a history of the type,  kits and bits for these schemes,  as well as load-out information, assuring you of the most accurate model you can have. Frankly, I know of few other decal companies that provide this wealth of information with each sheet.

First up is an F-16CG of the 18th FS from 2001-2002. This aircraft is resplendent with a 9-11 badge and mission markings.

Next, an AH-64A from the South Carolina ARNG as part of Task Force 1-151. The shark mouth is a nice addition to an otherwise drab grey helo.

Another ANG plane, this time an F-16 CJ from the 169 FS, South Carolina ANG during 2003. Mission markings on this one. Additional markings for a DJ in 2007 are provided.

Moving to bigger planes, an AC-130H of the 16th SOS from OIF in 2003 is next. Lots of greys for this big aircraft.

The A-10A is from the 303 FS of the AFRC, based at Whiteman AFB in Missouri. This is shown with mission marks for its 2008 deployment to Bagram air base.

The AH-1F Huey Cobra is from the 2nd ACR and flew during Desert Storm in 1991

First time I've seen markings for an E-8 J-Stars, but here it is, also from Desert Storm in 1991.

The Mi-17 'Hip' was flown by the CIA in Iraq, date not given.

Finally, a huge C-141B 'SOLL II' aircraft from the 437 AW in 1998. This has the additional electronics mods under the nose and I've always thought these were C-141C aircraft.

 As with the previous sheets, these are superbly printed by Fantasy Printshop and without any registration problems. You will find that the carrier film is a bit more than you may be used to, but it is easily trimmed back before use. If you have not yet treated yourself to some of the best researched decals around, you should.

Thanks to WolfPack Decals for the review sample. You can order yours direct via Paypal using sales@millcreekconsultants.com for the reference. Free US shipping, Canada and Mexico add $3 and rest of the world add $4.

July 2009

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