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North American F-100D Supersabre Collection Part.1&2 1:72 & 1:48


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North American F-100D Supersabre Collection Part.1&2

1:72, 1:48 & 1:32 Euro Decals by Fantasy Printshop

 

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The F-100 began life as a development of the F-86 Sabre with a more sharply swept wing to achieve supersonic speeds, but it evolved into a completely different airframe before it was accepted into service, being much more than just a supersonic Sabre.  It fought extensively in Vietnam, then later in Air National Guard (ANG) units as well as some overseas sales.  The last airframe flew in US service at the end of the 70s, with the overseas aircraft carrying on for a few more years into the 80s, after which a lot of them found their way into air museums around the world.  Fantasy Printshop’s Euro Decals line have created some sheets for the fans of the Hun during its service, including the many ANG units, which often sported colourful markings on their shiny metal airframes.  So far we have two sheets in three scales, namely 1:72, 1:48 & 1:32 with identical subjects in each scale, just a change of the size of the sheets and price for obvious reasons.  There are another two sheets in the works, so while you’re checking out these sets from the links, you can see the options for the later sheets #133 and #134 that will be along soon.

 

Each set arrives in a Ziploc bag with a cover sheet and two pages of A4 colour instructions inside (one side per airframe), plus the two sheets of decals printed on shiny blue decal paper.  The common national markings are printed on the one sheet, while the airframe specific markings are on the other.  Each sheet is protected by a sheet of greaseproof paper to keep condensation at bay.

 

 

North American F-100D Supersabre Collection Pt.1

In this set you can model the following subjects:

 

  1. #56-3433 of 352nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, 354th Tactical Fighter Wing, United States Air Force, based at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, South Carolina, USA, 1959
  2. #56-3404 of 27th Tactical Fighter Wing, 832nd Air Division, Unites States Air Force, based at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, USA, 1959
  3. #56-3307 of 417 Tactical Fighter Squadron, 50th Tactical Fighter Wing, United States Air Force, based at Ramstein Air Base, West Germany, 1959
  4. #55-3775 of 615th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 401st Tactical Fighter Wing, United States Air Force, based at England Air Force Base, Louisiana, 1958

 

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1:72 Part 1

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1:48 Part 1

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North American F-100D Supersabre Collection Pt.2

This set contains decals for the following subjects:

 

  1. #56-3151 of 481st Tactical Fighter Squadron, 27th Tactical Fighter Wing, United States Air Force, based at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, 1959
  2. #56-3056 of 524th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 27th Tactical Fighter Wing, Unites States Air Force, based at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, 1959
  3. #56-2862 of 454th Fighter Bomber Squadron, 323rd Fighter Bomber Wing, United States Air Force, based at Bunker Hill Air Base, Indiana, 1957
  4. #56-2933 of 1st Fighter Day Squadron, 413th Fighter Day Wing, United States Air Force, based at George Air Force Base, California, 1959

 

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1:72 Part 2

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1:48 Part 2

No picture, as we didn’t get this set, but you can probably guess the content from the 1:72 scale pic.

 

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The decals are printed by Fantasy Printshop as you’d expect, which is a guarantee of good registration, sharpness and colour density, with a thin gloss carrier film cut close to the printed areas.

 

 

Conclusion

There’s a wide choice of schemes and locations between these two sets, and plenty of assistance with painting the rest of the airframe surrounding the four good-sized profiles that accompanies each decal option.

 

Highly recommended.

 

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Oh man, now I'm going to have to seriously reconsider the markings choice for the F-100 I have on the workbench.  They look great!

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Bunker Hill now Grissom AFB isn't far from me, in fact I've been there. So thats one that I’ll need to be building. 

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