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Number and Description:
Two Bobs 48-088 F-16C
Big Mouth Big Mouths, Block 40 Part 1
|Contents and Media:
||See text below
||USD$10.00 with free shipping
||Decals in register and
with minimal carrier film; full color instructions including
reference photos of the subject; national markings and stencils
for two aircraft
||One option labelled as an
F-16C but is actually a D.
Reviewed by Mike Reeves
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Who does not like to see a shark mouth on combat aircraft?
about that just makes any aircraft that sports one look cool in my
opinion. The new release of Two Bobs F-16C Big Mouth Big Mouths has
three Pope AFB, North Carolina jets featured and all wear a shark
On the sheet you get three choices:
F-16C Block 40, s/n 90-0776 CC
aircraft, 74th Fighter Squadron, 1994
F-16C Block 40, s/n 88-0516, 74th
Fighter Squadron, 1994
F-16D Block 40, s/n 88-0170 Wing
Commanders A/C, 23rd wing, 1994
The decals are up to TwoBobs' usual
high standards with great opacity and minimal carrier film. It
appears that you can get two complete airframes off of this sheet.
As can be seen in the scan of the sheet
you can see that you get two shark mouths and enough stencils and
national markings for two jets. I am also impressed by the tail
codes on the two commanders jets. You get a separate white shadow
decal to border the grey FT code. This allows the modeler to line up
his own codes so if they are out of register it is the builders
fault. This also provides for better color density.
One little niggle on the sheet lies in
the instructions. The sheet is called F-16C Big Mouth Big Mouths.
The D model on the sheet is also labeled a C model on the
instructions. Well I got confused and had to make sure that it was
indeed a D model so off to
http://www.F-16.net I went and lo and behold 88-0170 is a D
model. So those of you looking to do a D model that has some color
to it, this is a great sheet for you.
The instructions also provide you with some very nice photos of the
real jets featured on the sheet, including the aforementioned D
model. These photos provide some nice assistance in decal placement
along with paint and weathering. I wish other manufacturers would
include pics of the subjects they do. It is also mentioned that for
the block 40 jets you need to do the “scab” plates on the rear of
the fuselage. This is a unique feature to Block 40s. Eduard makes a
PE set for them but I am sure you can also make your own.
All in all this is another great offering from Two Bobs. I may just
have to build the D model as it just looks tough with that colorful
Thanks to Two Bobs Decals
for the review sample.
Twobobs Decals are
available online directly from their website at
Images and Text Copyright 2005 by Mike Reeves
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