A-10C Heritage Hawgs
1/72 Hasegawa A-10C
1/72 Hobby Boss A-10A
1/72 Italeri A-10A/C
1/72 Monogram A-10
1/72 Revell A-10A
1/32 Trumpeter A-10
Twobobs Aviation Graphics are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year and keep producing outstanding decal sheets for modern military jet aircraft. A-10C Heritage Hawgs (72-110/32-071) celebrates three A-10s promoting heritage and morale. Twobobs chose A-10s from the active, reserve and National Guard squadrons:
405th Fighter Squadron celebrating the 75th anniversary of their squadron, replete in a P-47 Thunderbolt scheme from Western France in 1944
A-10 Demonstration Team (Davis Monthan AFB) in a SEA (Southeast Asia) F-105 scheme dedicated to Vietnam POW/MIA, flown during the 2021-2022 airshow season
303rd Fighter Squadron (USAFR) painted in D-Day invasion stripes in honor of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion.
There are two decal sheets that have enough decals for all three jets in both 1/72 and 1/32 scale. The four-page, color instruction sheets (11”x17”, also known as A3 or Ledger size) provide top, bottom, left and right profiles. Additionally, dimensions are provided for the invasion stripes for the two A-10s in both scales. The cartograph decals are colorful, in register and perform remarkably well over a coat of gloss.
For this review, I built the 1/72 Academy A-10A (with scratch-built GPS and T-antenna to upgrade its exterior appearance to the A-10C model) in the 405th Fighter Squadron livery. After all, who can deny the beauty of a classic World War II D-Day invasion marked Thunderbolt adapted to its successor namesake? Whether it is the A-10 Warthog, Hog, Hawg, or Thunderbolt II, it is a beautiful aircraft especially beloved by ground pounders such as myself.
Twobobs did an amazing job and now I realize I need at least two more A-10s to use the rest of these decals. At $16, this is a bargain for decals for three complete models, to include complete aircraft stenciling for each.
According to the Twobobs website, “Two Accurate? Two Colorful? Twobobs!”. Can’t say it better and I am thoroughly happy of my WWII homage Hawg. If you are a fan or builder of modern jets, look at the Twobobs website and be inspired.
Profuse thanks to Twobobs Aviation Graphics and IPMS-USA for providing the review sample.