|Yellowhammer Models decal set 32-04 is a little different
from its cousins in that it provides markings for two F-4J Phantoms
instead of the normal one.
The markings provided are for aircraft of two entirely different colour
schemes at the opposite ends of the spectrum from one another. The first
aircraft being in a colour scheme devised to be inconspicuous whilst the
other is in a real "in your face" finish.
As with all Yellowhammer 1/32 scale F-4 decal sets you are provided
with two normal sized sheets. The printing on both sheets are a joy to
behold with the designs being in-register and thinly printed with the
barest minimum of carrier film.
The aircraft depicted are the famous overall gloss black 153783 F-4J
Black Bunny of VX-4 and the Ferris Scheme 153789 F-4J of VF-194 Red
The instruction sheet is very detailed and advises the modeller that
the Black Bunny markings appeared on two different aircraft and in a
variety of different combinations. The markings provided on this sheet are
for the gloss black aircraft when it was marked with the white numeral 1
on the nose. Also provided are the blue markings, edged in gold, with
white stars that graced the tops and bottoms of the wings and the top of
the fuselage. You also get the national insignia and the more important
The markings for the VF-194 aircraft are provided in lo-viz grey and
black. The lo-viz grey markings consist of the national insignia, bureau
numbers, Navy scripts, squadron titles and a complete multi piece false
canopy for the underside. The black markings are confined to the stencil
type stylized NL Airwing designator with a lightning bolt running through
it and the modex 212 numbers.
All in all a nice decal set that I am sure will grace quite a few of
the 1/32 F-4J kits from Tamiya.
Thanks to Meteor
Productions for the review sample.