Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Two Bobs
Decal Sheet ID 72-111/32-072
Decal Sheet Title A-10C Hoosier Hawgs
Types Featured A-10C

Chris St Clair reviews Two Bobs sheet 72-111/32-072 - a joint-scale sheet featuring five A-10Cs from the 163rd FS, 122nd FW, Indiana ANG at Fort Wayne ANGB.

The aircraft featured are:

  • A-10C 80-0244 during August 2021. This aircraft carried an "100th Anniversary" Scheme - the uppot surface of the fuselage, upper engine nacelles and tailfins were matt black and the remainder of the aircraft was FS36118 Gunship Grey. It carried a "reverse" grey snake on the nose and "100 INDIANA AIR NATIONAL GUARD" in grey on the engine nacelles. The upper outer fins carried a dark blue fin band outlined in yellow with "Fort Wayne" on the port tailfin, whilst the starboard carried black/white chequers with "Terre Haute" in red;
  • A-10C 79-0213 during August 2021. This wore the standard A-10 Compass Ghost scheme comprising FS36320 and FS36375. It wore a black fin band on the fin only, outlined in yellow containing "Fort Wayne" in yellow and black "IN" tailcodes. On the outer nacelles it carried "Blacksnakes" script and a black snake's head was carried on the nose;
  • A-10C 80-0192 during August 2012 and marked identically to 79-0213 except that the fin band covered the fin and rudder;
  • A-10C 78-0679 during October 2012, marked identically to 80-0192;
  • A-10C 78-0692 during August 2012, marked identically to 80-0192.

Instructions are huge and comprise two double-sided full colour A3 sheets with left right, upper and lower views for each scheme together with scrap views (where required) and a mini-walkaround of the 100th Anniversary aircraft.

The decals are provided on TWO A5 sheets, with approximately 4/5 of one sheet dedicated to the 1/72 schemes. As with Two Bobs, the sheets are printed by Cartograf in perfect register. Stencilling is provided for one "standard" aircraft plus the special scheme (where the markings are dark grey instead of black).

If you love A-10s, this sheet is highly recommended! 

Review and images by Chris St Clair