Yellowhammer Models decal set 32-06 provides markings to produce a 1/32 scale replica of the only United States Marine Corps aircraft to shoot down a Mig during the Vietnam war. As an added bonus, markings are also provided for a second aircraft that wore the names of the two officers involved and their kill markings a a later date. The modeller can produce either one or the other but not both with the decals provided on the sheets.
The decal set comprises two normal sized sheets with the first sheet comprising of Yellowhammer's generic Navy/Marine hi viz F-4 markings which provides national insignia, NAVY and MARINE titles for the fuselage and the major stencil data including intake warnings and ejection seat triangles in two different styles.
The second sheet provides the VMFA-333 Shamrocks black edged white band with green shamrocks that is emblazoned across the bottom of the vertical stabilizer. Other squadron markings include the United States Marine Corps logo that is produced separately so as to avoid any register problems, Bureau numbers for 155526 (the Mig Killer) and 1555516, as well as the modex numerals for both aircraft. USS America and VMFA-333 titles are also supplied, as is the stylized AJ Airwing designator for the top of the vertical stabilizer.
The individual designs on both sheet are all in perfect register and sharply printed with the minimal amount of carrier film. The colours are opaque and true to the original.
The instruction sheet provides a potted history of the actual incident as well as the detail painting requirements for each of the aircraft.
Overall an excellent sheet that is beautifully produced and presented. If you want to include a Marine Corps Mig Killing F-4 in your collection (doesn't everyone?) then this is the set for you.
Thanks to Meteor Productions for the review sample.
Yellowhammer Decals are available from Meteor Productions Website
Review Copyright © 2000 by Rodger