With the onset of two new 1/48 A-10 kits from Hobby boss and Italeri,
Two Bobs has decided to add a little help in the aftermarket decal
range. The latest venture in the “Too Cool for School” series from
them covers two A-10s from the 66th Weapons Squadron at Nellis AFB,
Nevada sheet number 48-138 .
two jets covered are:
A-10A, S/N 81-0977 during April 2005
A-10A, S/N 80-0229 during April 2005
The instructions are in the usual Two Bobs format, full color with
left and right side profiles on the front page.
The back page covers full color top and bottom, along with weapons
pylons paint guides along with a ˝ page picture of one of the Nellis
jets (185) to give you a good idea of markings placement and
Judging by the decals I am guessing that they are sized for the
Monogram kit but should be easily adapted to the Italeri, Tamiya,
AMT/ERTL or Hobby Boss kits.
I am also speculating from the pictures of the jets on the sheet
that all of the Nellis 66th jets have gone through the LASTE program
meaning that you will need to get Shawn Hulls
LASTE resin update set for your model.
The decals themselves are printed by Microscale so nothing more
needs to be said about quality. It is simply awesome. Very little
carrier film and terrific color density. The A-10 doesn’t really
carry too many markings so Bob has included enough of them to cover
both jets on the sheet completely.
Once again Two Bobs has given us a timely subject. If you have any
of the 1/48 kits out there and are struggling with markings
decisions you should really consider this sheet. The 57th FWW has
always been a personal favorite mine and with their yellow and black
checkered tails they really stand out on a shelf especially in this
day and age of virtually colorless A-10s!