Two Bobs Aviation Graphics

1/48 & 1/32 F/A-18A+ "Fights On" Hornet decal sheet

Product #48-077/32-023

Review by Steve Bamford on July 28 2004

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When Twobobs received reference pictures of this particular jet it was something they just "had to do"!  The Marines have been coming out with some very interesting paint schemes as of late and this scheme definitely fits the bill of being something unique.  Borrowing some inspiration from the Keith Ferris schemes that we've seen before, the folks at VMFA-312 painted this jet up on their last cruise.

Sgt David Sorensen of VMFA-312 was the brainchild of this scheme and he basically just "winged it" when he laid this one up.  Jagged disruptive patterns adorn this jet top and bottom but the crowning jewel of this scheme is the "Fights On" text that is on the upper fuselage.

This sheet is unique in that both 32nd and 48th scale markings are both on the same sheet and only one jet is featured.

Reference pictures were provided by none other than Greg Davis, photojournalist extraordinaire!  Greg's photos are plastered all over the back of this instruction sheet to help the modeler and even more can be seen in an upcoming issue of Koku-Fan magazine!

 

The decals are contained on 2 decal sheets.  The printing is the excellent high quality we have come to expect from Twobobs and of course in perfect register.  This paint scheme is pretty straight forward and the colour codes are list in FS#'s as well as Testors, Humbrol, Gunze Sangyo, and Xtracolor.  The instructions are the usual two page colour instructions with 4 views of this jet showing it's unique paint scheme.

Some old school Ferris markings for both your Hasegawa and Academy Hornets!

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