Euro Decals 1/72 North American F-100D Supersabre Collection Part 2
Euro Decals has come out with another set of F-100 Super Sabre decals, available in both 1/72 and 1/48 scales, and Part 2 provides four more colorful Super Sabres from stateside units. All of these are natural metal F-100Ds, and all have some nice tail markings.
Jumping right into the options on the sheet, the first one up is an F-100D Super Sabre, 56-3151, from the 481st Tactical Fighter Squadron, 27th Tactical Fighter Wing, based at Cannon AFB in New Mexico in 1959. This plane features a green flash on the tail and green stripes around the nose intake. Unit emblems are also on the tail, as well as an additional emblem for both sides of the nose.
Should you prefer yellow to green, the second option is another 27th TFW F-100, this time an F-100D Super Sabre, 56-3056, from the 524th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 27th Tactical Fighter Wing. Like the previous option, this one was also at Cannon AFB in New Mexico in 1959. The tail flash is yellow trimmed in black, with unit emblems on both the nose and tail. Unlike the other options on this sheet, this plane has no stripes around its nose.
Option number three is an F-100D Super Sabre, 55-2862, from the 454th Fighter Bomber Squadron, 323rd Fighter Bomber Wing, based at Bunker Hill AFB in Indiana in 1957. Once again we get matching tail and nose markings, this time with the tail getting a broad blue band trimmed with black checkerboard. This is matched on the nose, down to the black checkerboards. There is a unit emblem on the right fuselage side as well.
The fourth option adds yet another shade from the color wheel, this time red. This is for an F-100D Super Sabre, 56-2933, from the 1st Fighter Day Squadron, 413th Fighter Day Wing, based at George AFB in California in 1959. This plane has a broad red band on the tail trimmed in white, with a smaller white-trimmed red band at the top of the fin. The nose intake also has red bands trimmed in white, and unit emblems reside in the broad red tail band and on the left side of the fuselage. This plane also carries the name "Candi II" on the nose, along with a small candy cane drawing.
The decals are nicely printed for the most part, although the blue band on the 454th FBS F-100D might have a couple spots of incomplete inking. These have straight lines, though, so if it does end up being light it will be easy to mask and touch up. The decals also include a handful of stencils and all the basic markings for the F-100, which will help add that extra bit of detail to the finished model. Only one set of those markings is provided, though.
If you're wanting to build up some colorful F-100s, this sheet is a welcome addition to your decal library. My thanks to Fantasy Printshop for the review sample.