Twobobs Aviation Graphics

  1/72 T-2C VT Buckeyes #1 decal sheet
product # 72-088   $12.00

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Sept 10 2010

 

With the release of the Twobobs 1/48 Buckeye kit with the Navy Trainer markings, they decided to give the 1/72 builders a chance to build the same bright orange and white Navy Buckeyes.  This decal sheet set comes with markings for five different aircraft with enough stencils for two complete jets. This sheet is a scaled down version of the Twobobs 1/48 Navy Buckeye decal releases and kit decals in 1/48th scale.

With the re-release via Revell of the Matchbox kit, these markings are just in time for your 72nd scale Buckeye.  Although these jets may all look the same there are subtle differences as they come from VT-4
Warbucks, VT-9 Tigers, VT-10 Wildcats and the USN Test Pilot School, so there is different tail art, fuselage bands and variations in the color of the leading edge of the tail.

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As for the 4 T-2C Buckeyes featured on this sheet they include the following:

  • T-2C Buckeye BuNo 156722 VT-9 Tigers NAS Meridian in Sept 2003

  • T-2C Buckeye BuNo 158330 USN Test Pilot School NAS Patuxent River in May 2006

  • T-2C Buckeye BuNo 156687 VT-4 Warbucks NAS Pensacola circa unknown

  • T-2C Buckeye BuNo 158898 VT-10 Wildcats NAS Pensacola circa 1980

Recommended Kits: 

  • Matchbox 1/72nd T-2C Buckeye
  • Revell 1/72nd T-2C Buckeye
The instructions are clear and include 4 views of each aircraft.  The decals are beautifully printed on 1 decal sheet.  Paint codes are called out in FS #'s, Testors MM, Humbrol, Gunze Sangyo and Xtracrylics. 

There's no doubt these bright dayglo paint schemes look great on the Buckeye and this sheet captures an excellent variety of these dayglo orange aircraft.  For me these are the best looking Buckeyes........but I've always been partial to the white and Dayglo Orange paint schemes.....don't know why

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.  

Steve Bamford

Photos and text by Steve Bamford