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Number and Description:
Two Bobs 48-131 & 32-38
Men 50th Anniversary
||1/32 & 1/48 (sold
|Contents and Media:
||See text below
$11.00 1/48 scale sheets,
$15 1/32 scale sheets,
with free shipping online from
||Unique scheme and subject
well researched. Decals in register and with minimal carrier
film; full color instructions including reference photos of the
Reviewed by Mike Valdez
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Two Bobs has been known to produce some of the most unique jet
aircraft subjects in the decal industry. True to form, Two Bobs'
latest F-16 decal release is of a very appealing silver and red
Minute Men 50th Anniversary F-16. The Block 30 F-16C is from the
stables of the Colorado Air National Guard, 140th FS.
In 2006, a Colorado ANG F-16C was painted in the special anniversary
colors, to honor and pay their respects to the ANG's only aerial
demonstration team, the Minute Men.
The color scheme was based on the original aerial demonstration team
Click the thumbnails below to view
By January of 2007, the F-16C was repainted back to the standard two
tone Hill II gray scheme. The instructions were quite informative in
explaining the background to the Minute Men aerial demonstration
The decals are up to Two Bobs' usual high standards with great
opacity and minimal carrier film. Included are complete markings for
the Minute Men F-16C. The font and script of the markings are dead
on. In the 48th scale version, there is one full and one third decal
sheets, as well as tiny "Minute Man" printed insert, on a solid
carrier. The little "Minute Man" printing is well down by the way.
The 32nd scale version is comes in two and a half sheets, with the
small "Minute Man" insert.
Most of the red colors are in decal form, covering some most of the
areas that would be otherwise hard to mask for paint. The modeler
will have to paint the lower and upper areas of the aircraft model,
as well as the centerline tank. There should be no problem painting
the red areas, as the instructions give matched FS numbers, which
are also matched for the printed decals.
The 32nd scale decals are sized for the Tamiya F-16C Thunderbird
kit. Though it's not a Block 30D F-16C kit and lacks the big mouth
intake w/GE engine, the necessary parts can be ordered separately,
or swapped from the Tamiya 32nd CJ kit. The 48th scale sheet is
appropriately sized for the Hasegawa F-16C.
The instruction sheets are identical, except for the available kits
and accessories list. The text accuracy and aircraft notes are
correct for this subject. There are a few photographs of the real
jet in the instructions that gives the modeler a base point
reference. This is one of those unique color schemes that would
surely be a center piece for any model collection and turn heads at
My thanks to Two Bobs Decals for the review sample.
Twobobs Decals are
available online directly from their website at
Images and Text Copyright 2007 by Mike Valdez
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24 December, 2007
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