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#48002  1/48 scale Decal Sheet 

#72023  1/72 scale Decal sheet

Review by Steve Bamford

Click on the image to the right to see a 1/72 Model using this decal sheet
1/72 Hasegawa F-18A
by Bernhard Pethe

Ever since the Gulf War of '90-'91, Kuwait has had a special little corner in most people hearts.  The tiny country was invaded by Iraq and had little ability to defend itself due to the sheer size of the pre-Gulf War Iraqi military.  Their military was modest before the invasion and due to their small population base their military is still not a super power status, but not as modest as the pre-Gulf War days.  They have bought more planes since the Gulf War....including a decent number of F-18C's and D's.  One of the planes featured on this decal sheet is a Kuwaiti F/A-18C of the 25th Sqn. from the Kuwait City Airbase.  Also included in this decal sheet are 4 USMC F-18's.  A Desert Storm USMC F/A-18A 162465 VE/12 with VMFA-115 "Silver Eagles" that was deployed to Saudi Arabia in January 1991.  A USMC F/A-18D(CR) 164679 CE/00 from VMFA(AW)-225 "Vikings" out of MCAS El Toro Calif in 1993....this plane has a false canopy and the decals are included on this decal sheet.  A USMC F/A-18A 163180 DW/01 with VMFA-251 "Thunderbolts" out of MCAS Beaufort, SC from 1993.  And finally an F/A-18D(CR) 164866 WK/501with VMFA(AW)-224 "Bengals" out of MCAS Cherry Point, NC in 1994.  Between basic USMC stencils from the kit decal sheet and the markings provided on this decal sheet it would be possible to do all 5 F-18's from this sheet.  The printing is crisp and clear.  Decals are nice and thin....amongst the thinnest I've seen, so they will conform to the model with a minimum amount of effort.  The colours of the decal sheet are accurate and all in perfect register.  All in all a nice decal sheet for all you USMC or Kuwaiti fans.  

(resolution of decal sheet has been reduced to 75 DPI protect the art work)



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