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IAF F-16A/B Netz

TG Decals, 1/72 & 1/48 scales

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Catalogue Number, Description and Price

TG Decals Item No. 72012 - IAF F-16A/B Netz

TG Decals Item No. 48012 - IAF F-16A/B Netz

Available direct from TG Decals

Scale: 1/72 scale (also available in 1/48 scale)
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Beautifully printed, great colour and register and excellent instructions in colour.
Disadvantages: None noted.
Conclusion: If this aircraft and air force is your interest then this is a great sheet for you. I can imagine it suiting a group buy to ensure that all choices are used.

Reviewed by Graham Carter

FirstLook

 

TG Decals originate in Guatemala and has established a reputation for providing modellers with beautifully printed and presented decal sheets for aircraft a bit off the beaten track, such as these ones for the Israeli modified General Dynamics F-16, for which they provide a conversion set available through the Sierra Hobbies/TG Decals website.

 

 

The decals arrive in the familiar resealable clear sleeve and consist of a single large sheet and a smaller set of corrections, more about later. The instructions consist of eight colour pages showing each example in two views, plus details of tank markings, a stencil location plan and two views of upper and undersides.

 

 

At the bottom of each page is a colour guide in FS numbers and paints from MRP, Model Master, Tamiya, Gunze Sanyo and Vallejo.TG Decals originate in Guatemala and has established a reputation for providing modellers with beautifully printed and presented decal sheets for aircraft a bit off the beaten track, such as these ones for the Israeli modified General Dynamics F-16, for which they provide a conversion set available through the Sierra Hobbies/TG Decals website. The decals arrive in the familiar resealable clear sleeve and consist of a single large sheet and a smaller set of corrections, more about later.

 

 

The instructions consist of eight colour pages showing each example in two views, plus details of tank markings, a stencil location plan and two views of upper and undersides. At the bottom of each page is a colour guide in FS numbers and paints from MRP, Model Master, Tamiya, Gunze Sanyo and Vallejo. The decals themselves are beautifully printed, glossy, with next to no carrier film and great register. However, it is clear that some stencils and markings are in the wrong colours or sizes so a correction sheet provides the ones you really need - a thoughtful acknowledgement.

 

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The decals themselves are beautifully printed, glossy, with next to no carrier film and great register. However, it is clear that some stencils and markings are in the wrong colours or sizes so a correction sheet provides the ones you really need - a thoughtful acknowledgement.

The fourteen aircraft covered are:

    1. F-16B 989, 114Sqn, “Phoenix Squadron” 2001, with a red fan shape on the tail,

    2. F-16B 979, 116 Sqn, “ The Lions of the South” 2012, with a winged lion on the tail,

    3. F-16A 243, “ Golden Eagle Squadron”, 2002, with a large eagle on the tail,

    4. F-16A 219 , “ Golden Eagle Squadron”, 2013, with a large eagle on the tail,

    5. F-16A 254,“ Golden Eagle Squadron”, 1998, with an odd green scheme and special tail markings,

    6. F-16A, 124, 115 Sqn “ Flying Dragon Squadron” with a red and black dragon on the tail, 2016,

    7. F-16A, 234, 115 Sqn “ Flying Dragon Squadron” with a red and black dragon on the tail,2010,

    8. F-16A, 220, 115 Sqn “ Flying Dragon Squadron” with a red and black dragon on the tail, 2012,

    9. F-16A, 124, 116 Sqn “The Lions of the South” with a winged lion on the tail, 2010,

    10. F-16A, 232, 116 Sqn “The Lions of the South” with a winged lion on the tail, 2010,

    11. F-16A, 112, 253 Sqn “Negev Squadron” with a badge on the tail, 1999, 

    12. F-16A, 129, 253 Sqn “Negev Squadron” with a badge on the tail, 1999,

    13. F-16A, 731, 144 Sqn “Phoenix Squadron” with a red fan on the tail, 2003,

    14. F-16A, 255, 140 Sqn “Golden Eagle Squadron” with a special badge on the tail, 1998.

There is only one set of national markings provided and sufficient stencils for a single aircraft by the looks of it, but the use of kit decals should allow a number of different aircraft to be produced.

The quality of these decals leads me to recommend them to anyone interested in this aircraft and the Israeli Air Force.

 

 

FirstLook

 

If this aircraft and air force is your interest then this is a great sheet for you. I can imagine it suiting a group buy to ensure that all choices are used.

Thanks to TG Decals for the sample.


Review Text and Images Copyright 2023 by Graham Carter
Page Created 3 May, 2023
Last updated 3 May, 2023

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