North American F-100D
Supersabre Collection Part 1
Euro Decals, 1/48 scale
Reviewed by Graham Carter
Also available in 1/72 as ED72-131, the decals are printed by Fantasy Printshop in Cornwall, UK and depict ‘Huns’ from the colourful period of their USAF career in the late 1950s in both the USA and Europe.
Decals are beautifully printed in high gloss with minimal carrier film with great colour density and excellent register. The individual markings are on one sheet while an extra sheet contains insignia and data stencils for one or two of the four choices, and I assume the others can be furnished using kit decals. There are only one set of full markings but two sets of ‘U.S. AIR FORCE’ markings , a bit odd I think.
Instructions are in full colour with each choice being given a full A4 page with annotated four view coverage. Black numbers refer to the larger sheet while all if the common decals are indicated in red - a useful way of avoiding some confusion. Paint colours, and they are all in natural metal finishes, are called out by name and numbers from the Humbrol, Xtracolour, Xtracrylix and LIfecolor ranges.
The four choices are:
56-3422 of 352nd Tactical Fighter Sqn, 354th Tactical Fighter Wing at Myrtle Beach AFB, South Carolina, in 1959 with a yellow tail and nose decoration,
56-3404 of 27th Tactical Fighter Wing, 832nd Air Division at Cannon AFB, New Mexico, in 1959 with a rainbow tail and nose decoration,
56-3307 of 417th Tactical Fighter Sqn, 50th Tactical Fighter Wing at Ramstein AFB, West Germany, in 1959 with red striped tail, drop tanks and nose decoration, and
553775 of 615th Tactical Fighter Sqn, 401st Tactical Fighter Wing at England AFB, Lousiana, in 1958 with a chequered tail and green nose decoration.
A very colourful set of markings and I commend these to any of you whose scale and interests these match.
This is an excellent and very colourful set of markings for the Supersabre from the late 1950s. Highly recommended.
Thanks to Fantasy Printshop for the sample.
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28 June, 2021
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