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Scott Brown from Afterburner Decals has sent the following information and images about four new sheets, due for release very soon:

First is 48-0016 which is a set of 1/48 stencils designed exclusively for use on the new Tamiya 1/48 F-16CJ kit.



Included are 2 complete sets of stencils with a choice of many different tail numbers to utilize to make virtually any F-16C made. There are some large differences between the Hasegawa and Tamiya 1/48 kits and some of the stencils are not interchangeable. Also included are the carbon fiber ring around the engine housing where it meets the fuselage, exhaust petal black areas, 2 different types of preprinted canopy frames, plus a good assortment of data plates for the ejection seat and landing gear. As with our new F-16 sheets it also includes the large canopy optical charts that go on the L hand side inside the canopy. This sheet allows the modeler to expand the use of our existing sheets, and also to make use of existing sheets designed to fit Hasegawa.

Retail is $15.00

Next is 48-017 which is a set of 1/48 stencils for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet designed to fit Hasegawa.



This set includes 2 complete sets of stencils including 3 different styles of national insignia and 2 different styles of assorted numbers. 2 complete sets of walkways are included, plus the little white squares inside the exhausts, different styles of intake warning markings, the heat shield blankets for the upper fuselage, and numerous smaller stencils for the ejection seat and landing gear. This sheet allows the modeler to make better use of existing Super Hornet sheets by providing stencils for more options included on Afterburner and other manufacturer’s sheets.

Retail is $15.00

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48-018 is a sheet that covers the F/A-18Cs and the A+ hornets currently flown by VFA-87, USS Theodore Roosevelt (cover sheet is illustrated at the top of the page).

The markings are designed for the Hasegawa A and C kits and cover the unit’s markings from Operation Iraqi Freedom’s initial stage during 2003, including both the CAG and XOs jets and a line jet. Also included are the CAG and COs jets from 2006 and the CAG and 2 line jets from 2007 after the squadron’s transition to older A+ models that have fewer hours than the Cs. The sheet is the large format 8X10” and comes with complete color instructions and the most comprehensive weapons loadout instructions available.

Retail is $20.00

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48-021 covers the F-15C Eagles carrying the wing flagship markings for the 325th Fighter Wing at Tyndall AFB and the 366th Fighter Wing at Mountain Home AFB.



The numbering sequence is out of order due to this being our first sheet printed by Cartograf in Italy, and their delivery schedule is faster than MicroScale, which is currently printing 019 and 020. Both jets can be built from the sheet as it includes 2 sets of stencils. Markings are also included for the art on the intake covers should the modeler want to either make them or use the excellent sets made by Steel Beach. This is the first of the “Wing Kings” series for the F-15s from us, and we have 3 more in the works.



Retail is $15.00

Thanks to Afterburner Decals for the information.

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This Page Created on 08 October, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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