AOA Decals 32-022: Phantom Eagles and Knights
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This next 1/32 set from AOA Decals continues the USMC in Vietnam theme. These are all F-4Bs and the sheet is recommended for the Tamiya kit with conversion. All of these are in the light gull grey over white scheme. Note that the LGG is matte while the white is gloss.
THere are two units covered in this set. One is VMFA-314 which has always had somewhat basic markings on their planes and this continues today. These two 'Black Knights' aircraft are from the 1968/69 time period when based at Chu Lai. The other six are from VMFA-115, a unit which is also still with us and is scheduled to become the second USMC F-35C squadron in 2020. As you can see, some of these planes have the all white tail that was carried from time to time on their Phantoms. A nice selection of very similar markings on all six though VE/5 does have a rather ratty radome.
This set includes an additional sheet of insignia and minimal stencils that is not shown here but you can see in the review of 32021 posted earlier. You will need to use kit stencils for the rest as a full sheet of Phantom stencils in this scale would be huge.
For those who like really big F-4s this would be an excellent choice. Many AOA sets sell out rather quickly so it would be a good ideal to pick this one up sooner rather than later.
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