Twobobs Aviation Graphics | F-16C Minute Men 50th Anniversary in 1/32nd Scale 32-038

Reviewed by Mark Proulx

This year the Colorado Air National Guard (COANG) honors the 50th anniversary of the precision Aerobatic team known as The Minute Men. Originally flying the F-86 Sabre jet in 1956, this was the first and only ANG demonstration time ever established. This special paint scheme was applied to one of the units F-16Cs to celebrate this milestone.

Twobobs Aviation Graphics has released an extensive 1/32nd scale decal sheet of this unique silver and red aircraft.

The instructions detail the complete history of The Minute Men from their inception in 1956 and tragic crash later that year to eventual funding collapse in 1959. Complete color profiles are provided including three small thumbnail and single large photo of this F-16C Block 30. Colors are called out with reference to Testors, Gunze Sangyo and Xtracrylics.

The decal sheet is quite extensive. It is printed over three pages with a small Minute Man insert (not shownin this review). Carrier film is barely visible and printing is in perfect register.

This paint scheme is expected to be very short lived on this aircraft, not unlike the original group. It is to remain until early next year when scheduled maintenance will see the aircraft return to its standard gray scheme.

If you like colorful and unusual paint schemes then this decal sheet is a must for you. Twobobs always provide modelers with some very interesting schemes. They relied on the information provided by TSgt Mikael Sundin who painted the jet to achieve ultimate accuracy. I recommend this decal sheet to anyone with an interest in modern jets or aerial demonstration teams.

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© Mark Proulx 2006

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This review was published on Saturday, July 02 2011; Last modified on Wednesday, May 18 2016