Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Warbird Decals
Decal Sheet ID 72-036
Decal Sheet Title Thunderbirds C-123 (circa 1958)
Types Featured C-123B

Warbird Decals sheet 72-036 provides a set of markings for C-123B-9-FA 54-671 as operated by the Thunderbirds display team during 1958 and is designed for the Roden kit.

The aircraft was overall natural metal with red, white and blue markings and the sheet provides most of the individual markings, although the engine nacelles will need the rear sections painting Insignia Blue and the fuel tanks will need painting white. No stencils are provided and will need to come from the kit.

Warbird have possibly made the same mistake as many decal manufacturers, in that the "USAF" and "U.S.AIR FORCE" markings are in black rather than Insignia Blue, but this can be rectified.

This is a very useful sheet for a rarely seen subject!

Review and images by Chris St Clair