Decals

Reviews of scale model decal sets.

TOPGUN Tigers and Talons

Published: February 11th, 2017     
TOPGUN Tigers and Talons
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette, IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/32
Company: Furball Aero Designs

The movie Top Gun, love it or hate it, raised a lot of interest in the Navy Fighter Weapons School and that interest was not lost on modelers, with the markings of the Adversary planes standing out. Furball has given us an enormous sheet of markings covering thirteen different schemes covering 12 different of F-5Es and F-5Fs between 1976 and 1986. Note that this is different from the smaller schemes as they just couldn’t fit the T-38’s on the sheet. There is great news in that the markings included are all airframes so you could build all thirteen planes included.

The schemes included are:

F-14 Bombcat Weapons Decal Set

Published: February 5th, 2017     
F-14 Bombcat Weapons Decal Set
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette, IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/72
Company: Furball Aero Design

So, you want to build an F-14 Bombcat in 1/72nd scale and you look at the kit and the weapons look plain. You look at the real items and they have markings all over them. What to do, what to do. The fine people at Furball have you covered in spades with the issue of set 72-006 which includes markings for 84 different things that go under the wings. Inside the set, you get a wonderful, large decals sheet in excellent register printed by Cartograf. The remaining three pages are detailed marking and painting instructions for both active and inert weapons. All paint colors are denoted in FS format. Alternate colors are also mentioned in notes for each weapon. All the instructions are also in color which is a great help.

There are decals for each of the weapons listed below.

F-5E/F and T-38A TOPGUN Tigers and Talons

Published: February 5th, 2017     
F-5E/F and T-38A TOPGUN Tigers and Talons
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette, IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1:48 & 1:72
Company: Furball Aero Design

The movie Top Gun, love it or hate it, raised a lot of interest in the Navy Fighter Weapons School, and that interest was not lost on modelers with the markings of the Adversary planes standing out. Furball has given us an enormous sheet of markings covering twenty-two different schemes covering both the F-5E, F-5F and the T-38A between 1976 and 1986. There are options for twelve F-5Es, four F-5Fs, and six T-38s. As noted in the header, there are separate sheets for the 1/48th and 1/72nd scale planes and both cover the same subject. AND, there are complete markings for all 22 planes!

Here’s a complete rundown of the aircraft that are included in this set:

USN F-14 Tomcats Colors & Markings Part III

Published: January 15th, 2017     
USN F-14 Tomcats Colors & Markings Part III
Reviewed by: Rod Lees, IPMS# 10821
Scale: 1:48
Company: Furball Aero-Design

Furball; a dogfighters’ term for a fighter-themed modeling company. We sincerely appreciate Furball Aero-Design’s support of IPMS USA and their providing one more of their great products for review. And thanks to the reviewer corps leaders for sending this set to me to review!

This set provides markings for nine early-model F-14A’s from the Bicentennial era: