F-16C Falcon 'Desert Storm Vipers' 388TFW Al Minhad AB

Published: October 15th, 2017     
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Reviewed by: Bill O'Malley - IPMS# 46473
Scale: 1/48
Price: $15.99
Product / Stock #: 48 004
Product provided by: Bullseye Model Aviation

These decals are intended for the Tamiya series of F-16 C Desert Storm Vipers of the 388th TFW, Al Minhad AFB. The Tamiya Aggressor kits are preferred as these are mostly early Block 40 jets. Modeling notes are included so the decals can also be used on the Hasegawa kits as well.

10 marking options are provided:

  • F-16CG Block 40, 88-0449, 421 TFS/388 TFW, Al Minhad AB, UAE, 1990/91, Wing CC Aircraft
  • F-16CG Block 40, 88-0421, 421 TFS/388 TFW, Al Minhad AB, UAE, 1990/91, Sqn CC Aircraft
  • F-16CG Block 40, 88-0416, 421 TFS/388 TFW, Al Minhad AB, UAE, 1990/91
  • F-16CG Block 40, 88-0454, 421 TFS/388 TFW, Al Minhad AB, UAE, 1990/91
  • F-16CG Block 40, 88-0480, 4 TFS/388 TFW, Al Minhad AB, UAE, 1990/91, Sqn CC Aircraft
  • F-16CG Block 40, 88-0506, 4 TFS/388 TFW, Al Minhad AB, UAE, 1990/91, Wing CC Aircraft
  • F-16CG Block 40, 88-0474, 4 TFS/388 TFW, Al Minhad AB, UAE, 1990/91
  • F-16CG Block 40, 88-0468, 69 TFS/347 TFW, King Fahd IAP, Saudi Arabia, 1991, Sqn CC Aircraft
  • F-16CG Block 40, 88-0525, 69 TFS/347 TFW, King Fahd IAP, Saudi Arabia, 1991
  • F-16CG Block 40, 88-0515, 69 TFS/347 TFW, King Fahd IAP, Saudi Arabia, 1991

The large decal sheet is 5 in. x 8 1/4 in., and printed by Cartograf. The sheet is packed full of decals, some extremely small, but even the smallest are crisp and clear. The smaller 3 3/4 in. x 3 3/8 in. decal sheet contains walkway lines and No Step warnings.

The package also includes History Notes on the 388th TFW during Desert Storm, Modeling Notes for the different aircraft, Painting Options, and a very detailed Stencil Guide. The Painting Guides include FS paint colors and profiles for the F-16 3-tone paint scheme pattern. The Modeling Notes list available wheels, infrared pods, ejector racks, jamming pods, and weapons.

This is an extremely well-prepared set of decals for the F-16C, and the marking guides and modeling notes provide lots of good information on the aircraft.

Thanks to Bullseye for developing this decal set and providing the review sample to IPMS.

  • Decal sheet
    Decal sheet
  • Small Decal sheet
    Small Decal sheet
  • Block 40 notes
    Block 40 notes
  • Modeling notes
    Modeling notes
  • Painting guide
    Painting guide
  • Stencil guide
    Stencil guide
  • Weapons configuration
    Weapons configuration
  • Marking scheme 1
    Marking scheme 1
  • Marking scheme 2
    Marking scheme 2
  • Marking scheme 3
    Marking scheme 3
  • Marking scheme 4
    Marking scheme 4
  • Marking scheme 5
    Marking scheme 5

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