F-14A Desert Storm
Eduard, 1/48 scale
Reviewed by Brett Green
Eduard latest 1/48 scale decals cover five new marking options for the F-14A Tomcats in Operation Desert Storm.
These have been specifically designed for the lovely Tamiya kit.
All five subjects are finished in the then-current US Navy scheme of Light Gull Grey overall. There is plenty of variety in the tail and nose markings and some truly iconic units covered.
The five specific subjects are as follows:
BuNo. 162689, VF-4` Black Aces, USS Theordore Roosevelt, 1991.
BuNo. 162603, VF-1 Wolfpack, USS Ranger, 1991
BuNo. 160399, VF-33 Starfighters, USS America, 1991.
BuNo. 162692, VF-84 Jolly Rogers, USS Theodore Roosevelt, 1991.
BuNo.149461, 162704, VF-102 Diamondbacks, USS America, 1991.
The instructions are supplied on six A5-sized pages in full colour. Each subject is covered in four view illustrations - two sides, top and bottom.
Colour callouts are provided for Gunze acrylics, Mr Color lacquers and Mission Models paints.
Three decal sheets are included. They have been printed by Eduard in the Czech Republic.
The decal sheets are glossy and well printed with perfect registration on my sample.
National markings are included on the sheet.
Stencil markings are not included, but they are offered on a separate dedicated sheet.
Eduard's decals offer some colourful alternatives for anyone building Tamiya's superb 1/48 scale F-14A Tomcat.
Thanks to Eduard for the sample.
Text and Images Copyright © 2021 by Brett Green
Page Created 27 October, 2021
27 October, 2022
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