Twobobs Aviation Graphics | VFA-25 Fist Of The Fleet in 1/32nd scale 32-014

Reviewed by Mark Proulx

Twobobs Aviation Graphics has an expanding number of decal sheets available for the Academy F/A-18C in 1/32nd scale. In this review, we will have a closer look at the markings they offer for VFA-25, The Fist Of The Fleet.

Decals are supplied for two F/A-18Cs:

1. F/A-18C BuNo. 164633 CAG Aircraft
2. F/A-18C BuNo. 164645

Twobobs continue their format on the extensive instruction sheet. Painting and marking details are printed on a single sheet of quality gloss paper. The front page supplies left and right side profiles of both aircraft. Using ten small thumbnail photos, further smaller details are identified. Completing the page is a listing of resin aftermarket items for the Academy kit. Contact information is also supplied for modellers looking to raise concerns or have questions answered.

The overleaf contains top and bottom profiles of each aircraft. These multiple views should eliminate any question as to where to correctly place each decal. Colour chips are included referenced to FS 595b colour charts. Available paints from Testors, Humbrol, Gunze Sangyo and Xtracolor are all indicated. The bottom of the page gives a brief history of VFA-25 and the operations they conducted during Operation Enduring Freedom, Southern Watch and Iraqi Freedom.

These 1/32nd scale decals are printed by Microscale Industries. They appear to be in perfect register on my review sample and they are very thin. Based on Microscale's reputation as an industry leader in decal printing, I am sure that no problems will be encountered when applying the decals. The markings are printed over three varying sizes of paper, including complete stencil data. Wingwalks are also supplied thus setting this sheet apart from earlier offerings.

Twobobs Aviation Graphics offer a number of researched schemes for the aircraft of today. For those modellers that want their kits to look a little different than schemes supplied out of the box, consider giving Twobobs a try. I am sure you won't be disappointed.

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