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USAF 24" Tail Code Markings 1:72 USAFline Tailcodes for USAF aircraft or "Distinctive Unit Aircraft Markings" came about during the Vietnam War as a way of identifying individual aircraft once camouflage was applied to aircraft. White was used at first though this later changed to black. The sheet here is the black one, however the white one is exactly the same. The sheet provides 24" tailcodes with appropriate serial numbers. Also supplied are 6" marking letters for aircraft which never carried tailcodes. The sheets are continuous film, well printed and colour dense. Conclusion Many modellers want different markings that the kits supply, these sheets from USAFline have made this easier. Highly recommended. Black White Review samples courtesy of
Julien posted a topic in Aftermarket (updates/conversions)12' Vietnam Revetments 1:72 USAFline During the Vietnam war large numbers of US aircraft were deployed to Southeast Asia where airfield space for aircraft was at a premium. This resulted in aircraft being parked so close together they compromised safety as well as being vulnerable to enemy attack. These conditions demanded an urgent program for the erection of protective aircraft revetments. Revetments were constructed using steel bins filled with compacted earth. Each bin or "kit" would make 240 lineal feet of revetment 5 ½ feet thick and 12 feet high and would require 8420 tons of compacted fill material. They would be erected in 10-foot sections, each section being composed of 16- gauge steel panels bolted to steel columns to form the bin. These revetments were used in Vietnam as well as Korea and at Nellis AFB in the US. What do you do when you want a large diorama with these revetments, but none are available? Well if you are the USAF SiG of IPMS(UK) you go out and make your own, this is where USAFline sprang from, and they are now offering these for sale. The revetment kit is cast in resin and comprises enough sections to build one revetment. There are eight double sections, two single sections and two end pieces, together with connectors which allow plastic card strips (included) to be added to hold the fill material. The resin parts are crisp and free from any air bubbles. The modular sections allow for no distortion in the parts. Completed revetment pic from USAFline; Conclusion These will be great for Vietnam style airfield dioramas. Highly Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
Julien posted a topic in DecalsUSAF Ground Support Equipment Markings 1:72 USAFline USAF ground equipment has carried markings in reflective tape for many years to identify the proportions of the equipment for safety purposes. In most cases models of this equipment dont have these markings included and the modeller struggles cutting up decal lines for this. This sheet does away with this by providing these markings in straight lines and 90o corners. They are produced in Black for green & grey equipment and white for yellow & green equipment. Conclusion Making up markings from decal strips can be hard work, for equipment markings USAFline have made this easier. Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
P-19 Truck, Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) 1:72 USAFline The Oshkosh P-19 ARFF has provided the back bone of airfield firefighting for US forces since the 1980's. It is a first response vehicle designed to rapidly respond to aircraft incidents and is a mandatory flight line operational vehicle for all bases which operate aircraft. It is only now being replaced by the Oshkosh P-19R. The Kit The kit arrives in a stout card box and is a mixed media kit of resin, white metal and photetch parts, along with clear strip for the glazing. The main body of the vehicle along with cab base, seat unit and rear fenders are in resin. The wheels, axles and nozzles. The main cab, rear grille and additional details are provided as photo-etch. The resin parts are crisp and free of bubbles and other defects. The white metal is well casts and the photo-etch is as good as it comes. Construction starts with assembly of the main resin body parts after removing the casting blocks. The left and right side panels attach to the main body, the roof panel is then attached. It is recommended that the cab interior be painted as the etch panels need decals applying before they are fitted. The acetate windows will then need to be cut to fit. The seats are fitted then the cab walls and front follow. The roof panel with the nozzle then finish the cab. The white mental axles, differentials and wheels can then be assembled, followed by the fenders. The rear grille is fitted along with the roof mounted klaxon, lights, pipes and air cleaner. The rear grab rails are fitted and the cab mirrors, the last items to be added are the ladders. Decals Decals are provided for eight machines; White 5 RAF Lakenheath. Unmarked - Creech AFB. White 9 - RAF Fairford. Red 3 - Grissom AFB. Red C-9 Niagra Falls ANGB. Dayglo 81 Bagram AB. Black 4 RAF Mildenhall. White 16 - RAF Fairford. A picture of a completed but un-painted model courtesy of USAFline. Conclusion These will be great for 1/72 US airfield dioramas. Highly Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
USAF 18" Markings in FS36118 1:72 USAFline In the mid 1990's the USAF changed over from using Black lettering on its F-16 fleet and went to Gunship Grey (FS361180). This was in TO 1-1-4. 18" unit markings were matched with 12" serial numbers and 5" year designations. The sheet provides these as well as 12" wing, Sqn, and other designations. These were used mainly on the F-16 fleet but also on some other aircraft. AFRC, ANG, AFRES titles are also included. The sheet is continuous film and the letter/numbers/designations need to be carefully cut out. The printing is crisp and the decals should pose no problems. Conclusion Making up markings from existing sheets can be hard work, for aircraft using these 18" codes USAF Line have made this easier. Recommended. Review sample courtesy of