Fightertown Decals

1/144 Jolly Rogers Final Tomcat Cruise decal sheet

product # FTD 14404    $7.00 from Fightertown Decals

Review by Steve Bamford on July 31 2008

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This new decal sheet from Fightertown Decals includes markings for 2 different 1/144 F-14B's with VFA-103 Jolly Rogers on the Last Tomcat Cruise.  This decal sheet also includes drop tank and Lantirn Pod markings.  

There is a long list of people that helped on this sheet including Brian Marbrey, Mike Pister, Dan Teker, Mike Zweirko, Dave Brown and members of VF-103 Jolly Rogers - Fear the Bones.  Well done Guys!!!  

The first aircraft is a F-14B Tarps Upgrade BuNo 163217 Victory 103 in 2004.  The paint scheme for this aircraft is lo-viz grey with black accents with yellow highlights.  The rudders are black with white skull and cross bones markings and yellow fin tips.  There is also a black anti-glare panel in-front and behind the canopy.  

The second aircraft is a F-14B Tarps Upgrade BuNo 163217 Victory 101 in 2004.  The paint scheme for this aircraft is lo-viz grey with dark grey accents.  The rudders are dark gray with light gray skull and cross bones markings.  Markings on the fuselage are in black and also grey.

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The instructions are clear and include 3 views of each aircraft.  There is also weapons loadout information included in the instruction sheets.  The decals are beautifully printed on 1 decal sheet with one insert decal sheets.  The quality of the decals is excellent.....which is amazing for 1/44 scale. 

1/144 models are a hoot to build and it's very exciting to see a decal manufacturer willing to produce decal sheets in this scale.  And no doubt about it.....Jolly Rogers Tomcat decals rock!!!

Steve

I would like to thank Fightertown Decals for providing me with this review sample.

Photos and text by Steve Bamford