Hobby Decal | 32003A1 1/32 F-4J VF-84
Reviewed by Chris Sherland
Hobbydecal has proven to be a source for very high quality Dry Transfer products for aircraft models. In fact if you've never tried Dry Transfers before on an aircraft kit, Hobbydecal might be your ONLY source for 1/32 and 1/24 Dry Transfers and they have a huge selection.
One of their latest series is multimedia and features both water slide decals as well as Dry Transfer sheets, with many markings doubled on both sheets for convenience.
Their latest set in this series covers 2 aircraft from the 1971 tour on the U.S.S. Roosevelt during the Viet Nam War. The set features a poster-sized instruction sheet color printed on both sides with tons and tons of information on VF-84 and the two airframes featured. The instruction sheet provides as much research material as one wound find in multiple books and it feels like more than enough to feel confident in building either aircraft with no further resource.
The set features no less than 8 separate sheets of Dry Transfer and Water Slide decals to complete the marking suite. A full (and I mean comprehensive) stencil sheet is included as well. Unlike many sets on the market right now the modeler is forced to supplement the kit decals with aftermarket sets to cobble the right combination of markings together, but not here. Hobbydecal takes it to the extreme and provides the modeler not only with full and complete markings, but choices to boot and in muti-media. It really doesn't get much better than this.
The decals are expertly printed and high quality, and the Dry Transfers are fantastic.
I highly recommend this set.
© Chris Sherland 2003
This review was published on Saturday, July 02 2011; Last modified on Wednesday, May 18 2016