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Tyndall's Raptors


1/72 & 1/48 scales


Twobobs Decals




S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description:

Two Bobs 48-126 & 72-059 F-22A Tyndall's Raptors

Scale: 1/72 & 1/48 (sold separately)
Contents and Media: See text below

each USD$11.00, with free shipping online from http://www.twobobs.net

Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Coverage of a subject not previously done in 1/48 scale.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended.


Reviewed by Mike Valdez

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The F-22 is now the premier USAF front line service fighter. Tyndall was one of the first bases to receive the full rate production Raptor, back in 2003.


Known as the "Mere Mortals" Squadron, the 43rd Fighter Squadron, of the 325th Fighter Wing, focuses on Air Dominance training.

Two Bobs is the first decal company to cover the Raptor in both 72nd and 48th scale. This Tyndall F-22 sheet is the fourth Raptor decal sheet in Two Bob's F-22 decal line. Three aircraft from the 43rd FS of Tyndall AFB are featured. Included on one decal sheet are three F-22A aircraft subjects, but only stencil data for two complete aircraft in 48th scale. In the 72nd sheet are both markings and complete stencil data for all three aircraft. Markings include the 325th Flagship, the 43rd Flagship, and a standard line jet.




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The F-22's stenciling is still a somewhat contradictory affair. Even being a Crew Chief on the jet, I still find minor dissimilarities in this area. I worked with Bob Sanchez, in concert with another Crew Chief from Nellis, to nail down the stenciling applications in the first three F-22 decal sheet issues. The end result was the most comprehensive stencil data made for the F-22 in both 48th and 72nd scale.

The instructions provide photographs of the real aircraft for reference. Both instructions sheets are identical, aside from the available kits and aftermarket sets listed. The decals are sized for the Italeri F-22 kits in both scales.

The standard F-22A camouflage color pattern is given, as well as clear placement of all markings. The F-22's gray camouflage is based on the Mod Eagle paint scheme. As far as replicating the metallic sheen, the modeler may want to mix and match the grays by adding metallic paint or pigment.

One technical note not mentioned in the instructions is that from F-22 serial numbers 0039 on up, do not have the upper air intake auxiliary doors. Simply fill these in on the model, if building a post SN 0038 F-22A.


Highly recommended.


My thanks to Two Bobs Decals for the review sample.

Twobobs Decals are available online directly from their website at http://www.twobobs.net

Images and Text Copyright 2007 by Mike Valdez
This Page Created on 28 March, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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