Twobobs Aviation Graphics | VFA-22 Fighting Redcocks in 1/32nd scale 32-012

Reviewed by Mark Proulx

This is a review of the recently released F/A-18C decals from Twobobs Aviation Graphics in 1/32nd scale. They are to be used on the Academy F/A-18C of the same scale.

Decals are supplied for two aircraft from VFA-22, The Fighting Redcocks, as operated during Operation Enduring Freedom:

1. F/A-18C BuNo 164060 CAG Aircraft
2. F/A-18C BuNo 164034 CO Aircraft

Twobobs continues to supply the modeller with their superb instructions. They are printed on a single piece of high quality glossy paper. The cover page includes left and right colour profiles. This accurately indicates where to properly locate each decal. Additional reference material is included in the form of ten small thumbnail photographs. Twobobs also include a listing of available aftermarket resin items for those wishing to enhance the Academy model.

The instructions also portray top and bottom views of both aircraft. Again, this leaves no guesswork where to properly locate each decal. FS 595b colour chips are included. Each chip is matched to paints available from Testors, Humbrol, Gunze Sangyo and Xtracolor.

The decals are printed over two pages. They appear to be very thin with a minimal amount of carrier film. Microscale Industries have printed the decals. They have a solid reputation for printing top quality decals. I am sure that no difficulty will be encountered during application, though I have not tried them as of yet.

The Academy kit is proving to be a very popular release. It is accurate and highly detailed. For those modellers that are not satisfied with the kit decals, I strongly urge them to consider Twobobs Aviation Graphics. I am confident that you will not be disappointed and recommend them without hesitation.

Review sample compliments of Twobobs Aviation Graphics.

© Mark Proulx 2003

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This review was published on Saturday, July 02 2011; Last modified on Saturday, February 04 2017