Blue Angel Cougars

Published on
April 5, 2015
Review Author(s)
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Base Kit
Kitty Hawk
Company: Furball Aero-Design - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Furball Aero-Design - Website: Visit Site
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Furball Aero Design is a new decal company. They have teamed with Detail & Scale who I have admired and trusted for many years, to turn out interesting and correct decals and marking schemes for 1/48 modern US aircraft. They also have vinyl mask sets for those kits.

This decal sheet consists of all of the markings you would need to do two Blue Angels aircraft, either two TF-9s or two F9Fs, or one of each.

The Blue Angels flew the Cougar from 1954 to 1957, when it was replaced with the F11F Tiger.

The decals are printed by Cartograf of Italy. I put Cartograf as the industry standard for quality decals. My basis for this is toughness of the decal film and the fact that it only takes about 15 seconds in the water for even the largest decal to come loose from the backing. Even I can get a decent looking set of markings using Cartograf.

The Kittyhawk TF-9 kit comes with markings for the Blue Angels two seater, but I have to recommend the Furball decals. This is because Furball has Bert Kinzey and Detail & Scale, and they got the Blue Angels color, Insignia Yellow correct.

Overall Evaluation:

Highly Recommended. The markings are right, the color is right, the decals are right. Many thanks to Furball Aero Design and IPMS USA for the chance to do this review.


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