Hi-Decal Line

1/48 F-4D Phantom II Decals

#48025  1/48 scale Decal Sheet 

Review by Steve Bamford on May 21 2009

 

This new decal sheet from Hi-Decal Line features markings for 7 different Phantoms including 6 F-4E's and one RF-4C Phantom II.
  • F-4D 66-8798, 151st TFS, 11th FW, Republic of Korea, Taegu AB, in 1990  Paint scheme is Gunship Gray and Gray.  Artwork is a black roaring Lions head.  Paint scheme is Grey/Gunship Grey.
  • F-4D 67-14884 / 3-616, 308th TFS, 32nd TFW, Imperial Iranian Air Force, TFB.3 Nojeh in 1973.  Paint scheme is Gunship Gray/Sand/Dark Brown.
  • F-4D 67-14884 / 3-6712, 71st TFS, 71st TFW, Imperial Iranian Air Force, TFB.7 Hor in September 1980.  Paint scheme is Sand/Dark Brown/Dark Green.
  • F-4D 66-8802, 704th TFS, 924th TFG, USAF Reserve, Bergstrom AFB, Texas in 1988.  Paint scheme is Dark Green/Mid Green/Charcoal Grey. 
  • F-4D 66-8801, 111th FIS, 147th FIG, Texas ANG, Ellington Air National Guard Station, Houston Texas in 1988.  This particular jet is credited with downing a MiG-21 on May 31 1972 during the Vietnam War.  Paint scheme is Dark Green/Mid Green/Charcoal Grey.  
  • F-4D 66-0271, 127th TFS, 184th TFG, Kansas ANG, McConnell AFB, Wichita, Kansas in 1986.  Paint scheme is Dark Green/Mid Green/Charcoal Grey.
  • F-4D 66-7751, 93rd TFS, 482nd TFW, USAF Reserve, Homestead AFB, Florida, March 1984.  Paint scheme is Grey/Gunship Grey/Pale Grey.

The instructions are straight forward and also include 3 and usually 4 views of each aircraft on this decal sheet.  Plus there is text providing insight on weapons/fuel tank loadout postions etc.  Colours are listed as FS#'s, Model Master and Humbrol.

The decals themselves are flawlessly printed and very clearly printed on the 1/48 sample I have before me and are contained on 2 decal sheets.  Stencils are not included.  Colours look solid and should cover very well, but the decals appear thin and of a very high quality.   

There are black and white instruction sheet give you all the info you need to build each of these jets.  Hi-Decal Line is famous for the variety of countries featured on their decal sheets and this decal sheet features Iranian, South Korean and USAF Phantoms. 

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Special thanks to Hi-Decal Line for sending me this review sample.  You can purchase these decals direct from Hi-Decal Line of from retailers that carry their products.  Click here to see a list of retailers and wholesalers.  Click here for Hi-Decal Line retailers and wholesalers http://www.arcair.com/ISL/Hi-Decal_Line/retailers.htm

Steve

Photos and text by Steve Bamford