Wolfpak Decals 72-045: Snake Eyes


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Scott Van Aken



For their next new sheet, Wolfpak Decals has another interesting mix of types with most of these being pretty modern. The theme is Snake Eyes and some of the units have snakes for their logo. There are seven different options on this one.

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. If you've never seen a set of Wolfpak Decals, you really have no idea of how extensive the background information is with these sheets.

On to the schemes.

The first option is really two in one with an F-16C from the 138 FS in both their old and newer unit markings. Like many ANG units, this one is no longer flying fast jets, but at least they haven't disappeared or been incorporated into a regular USAF unit.

Next is an A-10 from the 122 FS. This is another F-16 unit that had to go slow or go away. With the loss of the 45 FS, a reserve A-10 unit, these guys could trade in their FW tail code for IN. This, along with a snake face adorns their A-10Cs.

Remember the 138 FS, well, what few of them are left are now flying drones. Must be a bummer to be sitting in a Falcon one day and later sitting in a room flying an oversized R/C aircraft on a video screen. This is an MQ-9 Reaper and there will be a kit of this in 1/72 early Fall.

The U-2C is the one that was used to land and take off from the USS Kitty Hawk in 1963. Complete in overall dark blue with two options when it comes to tail markings; one being a civilian registration.

The two seat Thud is from the 354 TFS at Takhli AB in 1970. This one is the Wild Weasel F-105G.

The Hu-16 was based at DaNang with the 37th RQS during 1966 and t painted in what looks like a WWII USN tri-color scheme. Definitely something different.

Finally a 730 Squadron F-16AM of the Danish AF based at Skrydstrup in June of 2010.

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 get yours at the link to the left.

June 2011

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