F-16 Press to Test Anniversary Decal Set

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Scale
1:48
MSRP
$16.00
Product / Stock #
48-281
Base Kit
Tamiya F-16C, Kinetic F-16C/D, Hasegawa F-16C/D
Provided by: Twobobs Aviation Graphics - Website: Visit Site
Twobobs F-16 Press to Test Anniversary Decals

This sheet from Twobobs provides markings for three F-16s. The first two depict special markings applied for the 70th and 75th anniversaries of supersonic flight. The third subject is the colorful Blue, White, and Orange NF-16D Vista.

The decal sheet is printed by Cartograf and packaged in Twobob’s typical 6x9 inch bag. The primary sheet has the main markings and stencils. The second smaller sheet has walkway lines and IFR receptacle decals sized for the Kinetic kit. There are enough walkway lines for one model.

The main sheet includes markings for and stencils for all three subjects. The colors and artwork look dead-on accurate compared to the reference photos I found of these aircraft.

The instruction sheet provides four views for each subject, a paint diagram, and notes on the specifics of each airframe.

Since I had the privilege of reviewing this sheet, I wanted to use the decals, so I quickly built a Hasegawa F-16C to use the markings of the 75th anniversary of supersonic flight scheme. I loaded it with the same weapons as the reference pictures I found of this plane.

The model was painted with Mr. Color Lacquer. The decals were applied directly upon the surface of the paint using the Microscale system. The decals performed perfectly, snuggling down into the engraved detail and exhibiting zero silvering. The yellow decals on the insignia blue tail are completely opaque with no signs of bleed-through.

This is a well-researched and perfectly printed decal sheet. I recommend this sheet without reservation.

I would like to thank Twobobs Aviation Graphics for providing this sheet for review, and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to do so.

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