Wolfpak Decals 72-054: Hot & Cold


$17.00 SRP


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Scott Van Aken



More nice subjects from Wolfpak Decals covering six subjects from the 50s and 60s so everyone should find something they like.

First up is an RF-51D (F-6D) as attached to the 45th TRS at Kimpo in 1952. Not a whole lot of color on these with only a red fin tip to break up all that silver.

Next, a scheme that your editor used on a 1/48 kit. This is an 86 FIS F-86D as flown out of Youngstown Municipal Airport in 1955. Despite the rather large sum spent on placing interceptor units around the country, few of these lasted more than a couple of years.

From VF-653 aboard the USS Valley Forge in 1951/52 is this F4U-4. Red tips to the fin and drop tank as well as the prop spinner.

A T-28B of the Royal Laotian Air Force in 1965/66 is next. It is in overall ADC Grey (FS 36473). I had always thought these were T-28Ds but I guess not.

The fifth option is an RF-80B assigned to the 162 TRS/363 TRW at Shaw AFB during 1948. This one has the outer tip tanks in green to match the tail checks.

Finally, a PB4Y-2 from VP-871 at Barbers Point during 1951. This is overall gloss sea blue.

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.

March 2012

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