Decals, 1/48 scale
S u m m a r y
||Eagle Strike 48-235 -
Voodoo Flight Part 1
|Contents and Media:
||Waterslide decals - Decal
sheet plus instructions and notes
available from Aeromaster's website
||Perfect register; thin;
minimal carrier film;
by Rodger Kelly
Aeromaster Decals' 1/48 scale
Voodoo Flight Part 1
online from Squadron.com
Sheet 48235 from Eagle Strike Productions is the first sheet in a pair
covering the McDonnell Douglas F-101 Voodoo.
sheet features just two machines, both from the 28th Air Defence Wing.
The placement guide advises they are in the early overall natural metal
finish in which the Voodoo commenced service. Whilst the majority of
the airframe is in natural metal, the radomes are black, the anti-glare
panels are olive drab or dark green, the fin caps are light grey
(FS16473), the underside of the forward fuselage (the 'missile blast
area') is dark grey (no FS equivalent advised) and finally, the under
surfaces of the rear of the fuselage, the ''afterburning area" is in
Given that the machines featured on this sheet do not feature the
infrared sensor in front of the pilot's cockpit, my bet is that they
hark from the 1958 to 1963 period. The two options are:
F101B-100 serial number 57-0428 of the 437th
Fighter Interceptor Squadron. The machine bears the standard finish
as detailed above with red trim on the trailing edge of the rudder
and black and yellow stripes on the vertical stabiliser (Squadron
markings). Squadron insignia feature on the left hand side of the
squadron markings and Air Defence Shields in the same position on
the right hand side.
F101B-100 serial number 58-0267 of the 15th
Fighter Interceptor Squadron. This machine also bears the standard
finish and is a little more colourful as it wears a black and yellow
striped rudder and twinned yellow and black flashes on the fuselage
and vertical stabiliser as well as squadron insignia and Air Defence
shields on alternate sides of the vertical stabiliser.
remainder of the supplied markings comprise a single marking and stencil
data set, which means you can make a single model from the sheet.
national insignia is supplied sans the red 'bars' to avoid register
problems and the one for the upper left wing is in two parts so you can
apply it on either side of the wing fence as is the USAF title, all of
which are in the correct shade of dark blue.
stencil data is quite comprehensive even though the placement guide
advises that only the larger ones visible in their photographic
reference have been provided. It includes two different styles of
ejection seat triangles, the red 'candy stripe' for the pitot, armament
panel, rescue arrows and instructions, and the grey walkways for the
upper surfaces of both wing roots. The data block is also included, a
separate one for each option and they bear the correct serial numbers.
Interestingly, the stencil data decals are keyed by letters whilst the
main decals are keyed by numbers.
placement guide is A-4 in size and shows left hand side profiles of each
option as well as plan views of the upper and lower surfaces of a
generic F-101B to show stencil data placement. Notes for converting the
Monogram kit to correctly represent each option are also provided.
decals look (and smell!) like they have been printed by Cartograf, and
well printed they are too. There is some pretty tight detail on the
squadron insignia and Air Defence Shields and it is all in perfect
decals (there are two sheets, a larger one that carries the majority of
the markings and a smaller one that carries the wing walk decals) and
the placement guide come packed in a clear plastic zip-lock bag.
is a nice sheet from Eagle Strike Productions. The research that has
gone into this and the companion sheet (48236 Voodoo Flight) is
evident in both the conversion notes and the way the decals have been
manufactured for ease of application.
Thanks to AeroMaster
/ Eagle Strike
Products for the review sets
On-line sales are available from the
AeroMaster Products /
Eagle Strike Productions web site.
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