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Hounds of Heaven... Dogs of War
F-16CJ Cannon AFB

Afterburner Decals, 1/48 scale


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Afterburner Decals 48003 - F-16CG Cannon AFB
Hounds of Heaven… Dogs of War
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: Waterslide decals plus instructions and notes
Price: Decals - USD$12.00 online from TwoBobs Decals
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Interesting subjects; comprehensive and complete markings supplied; perfect registration; thin carrier film.
Recommendation: Recommended

Reviewed by Mike Valdez

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The third F-16 release from Afterburner decals covers a unit that has been barely touched over the years, the 524th FS. The decal sheet has a total of five aircraft subjects, to include two D models. All are F-16CG block 40 aircraft which took part in Operation Southern Watch (OSW) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).

The instruction sheet list deployment notes on both operations and aircraft deployed by tail number. Some of the tail numbers are not on this sheet, but you’re referenced to Two Bobs F-16 stencil decals for more options. A detailed load chart is provided and accurate block 40 characteristics are given. Proper line art drawings provide stencil locations and a map of the upper fuselage beef up plate locations, standard to USAF Block 40/42 aircraft.

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The decals are well printed by Microscale and registration is spot on. The decals real thin and retain the minimum amount of carrier film to surround each marking. While there are markings for all five aircraft, there are enough stencils to do two complete aircraft.

The decals are appropriately sized for the Hasegawa F-16CG kit and the instructions also mention the use of the F-16CJ kit, since the CG kit is very hard to find at the moment. A list aftermarket sources to improved and add to the kit is also provided. It‘s little details like these, that become valuable reference when building the model!

This is a well researched decal sheet, as Afterburner has done their homework yet again. This sheet comes highly recommended, as a real quality product.

Thanks to Afterburner decals for the review sample and be sure to visit Afterburner Decals at http://www.afterburnerdecals.com to view the latest in upcoming releases.


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Review Text Copyright © 2006 by Mike Valdez
This Page Created on 09 March, 2006
Last updated 12 March, 2006

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