Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Wolfpak Decals
Decal Sheet ID 72-108
Decal Sheet Title Wild Things
Types Featured F-16C, F-94C, C-130E

 

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Wolfpak Decals sheet 72-108 "Wild Things" covers some interesting subjects - an F-16C from the Wisconsin ANG, F-94C from the 60th FIS and a C-130E Rivet Kit from Rhein Main AB during 1981:

  • F-16C-30H 87-0278 from the 176th FS, 115th FW, Wisconsin ANG at Truax Field ANGB during April 2016. It carried the two-tone grey scheme comprising FS36118 over FS36270. It carried a red fin band, outlined in white and containing "WISCONSIN" in white and a full-color badger head on the fin (the badger is the state animal of Wisconsin). The tail code and "115TH FIGHTER WING" were in black outlined in white;
  • F-16C-30H 87-0300 from the 176th FS, 115th FW, Wisconsin ANG at Truax Field ANGB during April 2016. It was painted identically to 87-0278 and carried the same fin band together with standard grey "WI" tailcode and serial numbers. It also carried "115TH OPERATIONS GROUP" in grey on the lower fin;
  • F-94C-5-LO from the 60th FIS at Otis AFB during 1959. It was overall polished natural metal with Insignia Blue "U.S. AIR FORCE" and black "FA-054" buzz numbers. The wingtip fuel tanks and rudder carried blue and white chequers;
  • C-130E-LM 62-1828 Rivet Kit from the 7405th OS, 7499th SG at Rhein Main AB during April 1981. This aircraft was highly modified to carry multiple cameras hidden behind retractable panels in the fuselage (see the review of the Big Safari book by Haydn Hughes here for further information). It was painted in the standard South East Asian scheme, comprising dark green FS34079, medium green FS34102 and tan FS30219 upper surfaces with grey FS36622 lower surfaces. Markings were limited to a small black "MAC" emblem and "USAF 21828" on the fin and a white "1828" on the nose.

Instructions follow the standard formal for Wolfpak - a color side view of each aircraft, small camouflage scheme diagrams, and full history, weapons loadout and color information for each aircraft.

The decals are printed by Fantasy Printshop and all artwork is sharp, in perfect register and appears opaque on the sheet.

Review and images by Chris St Clair