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North American F-100D Supersabre Collection Part.1 (ED32-131) 1:32


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North American F-100D Supersabre Collection Part.1 (ED32-131)

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.  We have the 1:32 scale set 1 now, and there are more large-scale sheets in the works, so while you’re checking out the set from the links, you can see the options for the later sheets #132 #133 and #134 that will be along in due course.

 

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

 

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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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 high gloss carrier film cut close to the printed areas.  If you’ve got a smaller Super Sabres, we reviewed the smaller scale sheets a while ago, here.

 

Conclusion

There’s a good choice of schemes and locations in this set, and plenty of assistance with painting the rest of the airframe around the four good-sized profiles that accompanies each decal option.

 

Highly recommended.

 

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