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 1/72 JASDF F-2A 8WG 6SQ 50th Anniversary decal sheet

Product # JD-39

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Nov 15 2011

 

This new 1/72 decal sheet for the F-2A from Platz Hobby includes special Tsuiki Air Base 8WG 6SQ 50th Anniversary markings for one F-2A.  

 

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The decals are excellent quality and in register and include stencils and oh my goodness.....the Japanese love to use endless stencils on their jets.  One nice feature is multiple stencils are grouped on larger clear decals......which will lessen the hours to apply all those stencils.  You even get stencils for the weapons pylons as well as the drop tank and what appears to be a travel pod.  Plus you get decals for the cockpit side consoles and the instrument panel.  The artwork on both sides of the tail is to commemorate the F-86 and the F-1 that were flown by 6SQ in early years.  

The instructions are mostly in Japanese, but paint codes are called out in FS#'s as well as 2 brands of paint.

The Mitsubishi F-2 is a great looking jet in it's standard blue paint scheme, but add in special anniversary markings and you have a super great looking jet.  This is a very attractive looking 50th Anniversary jet on this decal sheet.

Check out http://www.platz-hobby.com/ for this and other fine products.  I'd like to thank Platz Hobby for the review sample......this kit is made in Japan and the high quality is evident throughout this tiny model kit.

Steve Bamford

      

Photos and text by Steve Bamford