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Too Cool for School

A-10A Warthogs


1/48 scale


Twobobs Decals



S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description:

Two Bobs 48-138 - "Too Cool for School" A-10A Warthogs

Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: 1 decal sheet and colour instructions
Price: USD$11.50 from http://www.twobobs.net . Free shipping to US addresses
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Interesting markings; photo reference supplied; full markings for both subjects; decals in register and with minimal carrier film; full color instructions
Recommendation: Highly Recommended.

Reviewed by Mike Reeves

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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 .

The 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 weathering.

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 http://www.Shull24.com awesome 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!

Highly Recommended.

My thanks to Bob Sanchez at Two Bobs Aviation Graphics 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 Reeves
This Page Created on 12 July, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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