Wolfpak Decals 72-075 'Riders on the Storm'


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Scott Van Aken



The next new Wolfpak sheet is one that has some golden oldies on it. There are five markings options with this sheet, all of them interesting.

First option is a TA-4F assigned to VA-164 aboard the USS Hancock in 1972. The unit had two of these aircraft used to laser designate targets for LGB usage. These designators were hand held by the back seater.

Next is a CH-3C from the 4488th TS at Eglin AFB in June 1985. Overall gloss olive drab.

The A-7E is with VA-86 aboard the USS America in 1981. Gloss gull grey over gloss white and probably one of the last times these planes had some color.

From May 1967 is this F-4C from the 435th TFS based at Ubon AB in Thailand. This plane got the fourth MiG kill of the war. Note that there is no IR sensor under the nose.

Finally, a very colorful QF-80F drone as part of the 3205th Drone Group in 1952. This plane had wing pylons and a lower fuselage hook. It is in overall orange-red. 

Note that the odd brownish shading shown on the sheet image is an artifact of my scanner and not on the sheet.

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.

August 2014

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