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Voodoo Flight

Part 2

 

1/48 scale

 

Eagle Strike Decals
 

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Eagle Strike 48-236 - Voodoo Flight Part 2
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: Waterslide decals - Decal sheet plus instructions and notes
Price: MSRP USD$10 available from Aeromaster's website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Perfect register; thin; minimal carrier film;
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended


R
eviewed by Rodger Kelly


Aeromaster Decals' 1/48 scale Voodoo Flight Part 2
is available online from Squadron.com
 

FirstLook

 

48236 is the second and final sheet in the two sheet coverage (so far at least!) of the McDonnell Douglas F-101 Voodoo by Eagle Strike Productions. (even if the sheet says that it is Part 1!) 

This sheet also features just two machines.  This time, both are in the later scheme of overall FS16473 Air Defence Command (ADC) Grey with the underside of the forward fuselage (the 'missile blast area') in dark grey (no FS equivalent advised) and the under surfaces of the rear of the fuselage, the ''afterburning area" in natural titanium.  The radomes are black, and the anti-glare panel on the first option is olive drab whilst the other one sports a black one.  The two options are:

  • F-101B-91 MC, serial number 57-0322, of the 444th Fighter Interceptor Squadron.  The machine bears the overall ADC Grey scheme as detailed above.  with yellow and green trim on the base of the vertical stabiliser and rudder (Squadron markings), with squadron insignia on the left hand side of the squadron marking and Air Defence Shields in the same position on the right hand side.  The yellow and green paint is also used for a chevron on the fuselage spine.
  • F101B-115 MC, serial number 59-0424 of the 136th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 107th Fighter Interceptor Group New York Air National Guard.  This machine is also in overall ADC grey and is nowhere near as colourful as the first option!  It wears the majority of its markings on the vertical stabiliser.  These include squadron insignia, Air Defence Command 'A' Award pennants (?) and Air National Guard shields.  Her only other colourful marking is an I ♥NY logo on the port side splitter plate.

The remainder of the supplied markings comprise a single marking and stencil data set, which means a single model, can be built from the sheet. 

The 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. 

The 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, slime light panels for the second option, armament panel, rescue arrows and instructions, turbine warning stripes, 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.  A close look at the stencil data reveals that not all of it needed; the candy stripe for the pitot tubes and the different styles of ejection seat warning triangles are examples.  The placement guide does warns you about this though. 

The 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 and the fact that the first option has green main gear doors.  Notes for converting the Monogram kit to correctly represent each option are also provided. 

The decals themselves have been "Printed in Mexico".  They are thin and in perfect register. 

The decals sheet and the placement guide come packed in a clear plastic zip-lock bag.

Recommended.

Thanks to AeroMaster / Eagle Strike Products for the review sets


On-line sales are available from the AeroMaster Products / Eagle Strike Productions web site.
 


Review TextCopyright 2006 by Rodger Kelly
This Page Created on 17 January, 2006
Last updated 20 January, 2006

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