Wolfpak Decals 72-034: Workin' Nights
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Moving back to the USAF, Wolfpak Decals has provided a nice mixture of stuff, most of which is from the last 10 years or so. If you like grey, you'll love some of these. There are ten different markings options ranging from some real biggies to some rather eclectic ones.
First up are two F-15C Eagles with the 493 FS. Both of these are MiG killers from the Yugoslav conflict of 1999. Standard Mod Eagle paint scheme.
Next is an F-15E with the 492nd FS, also based at Lakenheath. This is one from this year in overall Gunship Grey. It is also the boss bird.
The first of three helicopters is an HH-60G from the 56th RQS. Yes, it is a Lakenheath plane as well in overll grey.
The first two of three AC-130As is next and these two are in the standard Vietnam era camo schems. The one with white AH tail codes is from the 415th SOTS at Hurlburt Field in 1972. The other similar option is with the 16th SOS at Korat in Thailand during 1974. This has the FT tail code in red.
With the 160th SOAR at China Lake in 2004 is a YMH-47E in a rather nice two tone paint scheme.
The real eclectic option is a C-29A from the 1st ASF at Scott AFB in 2000. I can recall seeing and photographing three of these during their very short stay at the base. While the date given is 2000, I'm thinking these were gone from the base long before that as I don't recall seeing any on the ramp much after the early 1990s or so. There is a kit that can be used but it is a pricey resin one from Japan.
An MH-60K is the next one. This one has all the lumps and bumps on it from the 160th SOAR at China Lake in 2003.
The last option is one of the last AC-130As at Duke Field with the 911 SOG. It is in overall gunship grey.
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 available kits is also included.
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. As a note, there is a tiny addendum sheet with this as they missed a couple of numbers.
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