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1/72 F/A-18F VFA-154 Black Knights

Product #72-036

Product Article by Steve Bamford on July 19 2004

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The Black Knights have returned stateside and with their return they had some new jets waiting for them.  Transition from the F-14 to the Super Hornet is complete and these are the new markings they have come up with.

Three aircraft are represented on this sheet and there are enough markings included to build all three jets.  Some of the complex markings have been broken up into two pieces to assure excellent registration.

A/C 165934 is the C/O jet and features a full color vertical stab as well as red and black markings throughout.

A/C 165915 is a standard line bird and features subdued markings. 

A/C 165931 is also a standard line bird in a scheme that was delivered to the squadron by Boeing.  You can see the subtle differences in the markings of this aircraft.

The decals are clearly printed and in perfect registration with the more complicated decals come in multiple layers to ensure perfect registration.  Paint codes for Testors, Humbrol, Gunze Sangyo and Xtracolor are included in the instructions.  The C/O's jet is my favourite, but some folks do prefer the lo-viz jets.  I recommend these decals if you want to add a VFA-154 Black Knight Super Hornet to your display case.

 

This sheet is available through http://www.twobobs.net/ and select US Hobby Shops.  Overseas customers can purchase these from Twobobs site or through Twobobs network of overseas distributors.  Remember, shipping is always FREE to US Customers at Twobobs!! 

Steve

Photos and text by Steve Bamford