Wolfpak Decals 72-038: Birds of Prey


$16.00 MSRP from www.millcreekconsultants.com


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Scott Van Aken



For this next new sheet, Wolfpak Decals has again provided an excellent selection of subjects. This time there are eight options with half of them for US Army helicopters, something that rarely gets done on a new sheet.

Starting with the smallest subject, we have an OH-6A  of the 4th ID, Phu Cat, Vietnam in 1970

Next is the biggest subject, a P-3C of VP-30, the training outfit from NAS Jacksonville in 2009. This is in overall gloss light gull grey, making painting easy.

A double Phantom selection is next with a pair of F-4Cs of the 4453rd and 355 TFW during 1971. Both in SEA camouflage and both surviving the war. One of them was with the Arkansas ANG when they switched to F-16As in 1987, being retained as a gate guard.

Next, an A-10A with the 357 FS/355 FW during 2008 in the current greys scheme.

Moving to helos, an AH-64A of 1-104 Avn, A Company, PA-ARNG in 2008

The other is an AH-64D with 8-229 Avn, Army Reserve at Fort Knox in 2009. Both of these Apaches are wearing shark mouths.

Finally, a YCH-54 of 478 Avn Company 1st Cav in Vietnam and named Big Bad John.

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.

Thanks to WolfPak 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.

August 2010

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