|Decal Sheet ID||72-072|
|Decal Sheet Title||F-16C Arctic Vipers|
This is, to say the least, a much awaited sheet! The 18th AS has now taken on an Aggressor role, and are in the process of painting up their F-16C in 3 schemes.
One of them is entirely new and is know as “Advanced Flanker”, being 3 tone (grey/grey/black).
Currently, this is the only sheet available in 1/72nd scale and I had been waiting for it for some time. Consequently, I had an F-16C painted and ready to go when the decals arrived!
For various reasons, the aircraft at Eilson have been repainted a number of times, and Two Bobs have chosen their sheet to depict the aircraft as they will appear when repainted and remarked.
The sheet contains markings for 4 airframes, as follows:-
· F-16C 86-314 “AK” “354 FW” with bort no 14 – the tailcode is in grey outlined in white;
· F-16C 86-290 “AK” “18 AGRS” with bort no 90 – again, the tailcode and markings are grey outlined in white;
· F-16C 86-268 “AK” with bort no 68 – in this case the tail code and markings are white;
· F-16C 86-305 “AK” with bort no 05 – again, the tail code and markings are white.
Two Bobs provide complete stencils for all four aircraft, including 2 complete sets of grey walkway markings (note that only 2 of the aircraft use these, the remaining 2 have shorter black markings).
My only negative comment is that, whilst TB provide full color stencilling instructions, it is very difficult to see where the walkway markings go, complicated further as the markings are not numbered! However, this is only a minor issue and easily resolved.
The decals are extremely thin, and having used them on my F-16C, I can confirm that they go on well and have virtually no visible carrier film.
So all in all, a very nice sheet, and very much appreciated!
Review by Chris St Clair