Company: Afterburner Decals
Base Kit: any 1/48 F/A-18E/F, EA-18G
What’s in the Bag?
The presentation of every Afterburner decal I’ve ever seen is very eye-catching, and this one is no exception. The cover sheet has left-side profiles of the 8 aircraft represented in the package, along with a color print of the squadron patch of each aircraft. Flip the baggie over and you’re presented with a very colorful 8” x 10” decal sheet full of markings and stencils. Stick your meaty paws inside the baggie and it gets better. In addition to the 8” x 10” decal sheet, there is a 5” x 8” sheet with further markings and stencils, mostly black, white, and brown. All decals, printed by Cartograph, appear to be in register, shiny, sharply printed, and with excellent color saturation. They do, however, feel thicker than your typical aftermarket sheet; we’ll find out more about that when I put them on a model. Also in the bag are four 8 ½” x 11” sheets of paper, printed on both sides, giving you stencil placement and left and right color profiles of every aircraft offered, along with scrap views of the inner vertical fins and upper wings, where appropriate.