Wolfpak Decals 72-071 ' Hunters and Gatherers'


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Scott Van Aken



After doing those most welcome missile stencil sheets Wolfpak Decals returns to aircraft with this very sheet that contains options for seven different aircraft in 1/72 scale. As usual, most are USAF with a few nautical subjects tossed into the mix. 

The first up is an F-35A as based at Luke AFB in March of 2014. Apparently the 56 FW is going to be the school command for this aircraft. For kits, you have both Hasegawa and Academy producing very recent offerings for this version.

Next is an F-89J Scorpion from the 178 FIS, North Dakota ANG in 1965. It is overall ADC grey with red tip tanks. Revell has a nice kit for this one as did Hobbycraft.

An RQ-4A Global Hawk is the next offering. This one is assigned to PATRECON-2 at NAS Pax River, MD in Sept of 2011. Platz is the only kit I know of for this one.

A set of F-15C markings I don't think have been offered before are these for a plane of the 159 FS, Florida ANG. They switched to the Eagle after the F-16ADF was retired about a decade or so ago. Lots of nice Eagle kits available. This one comes with an alternate serial number.

For the Phantom II fan we have an F-4E from the 68th TFS based at Moody AFB in 1985. This one is still in the SEA camouflage. Once again, several E model kits out there with most going for Hasegawa or perhaps Fujimi.

From 1998's cruise aboard the USS George Washington is this ES-3A of VQ-6. The only kit done was by Hasegawa and it is not exactly the easiest one to find.

Finally, and not shown because the markings guide is bigger than my scanner, is an F-4G from the 23 TFS at Spangdahlem in 1984. It is in Euro I with a nice sharkmouth. Again, Hasegawa and Fujimi are probably your best bets for kits.

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 kits and conversion sets is also included. A visit to their web site will get you much larger images of the markings options.

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.

June 2014

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