Afterburner Decals 1/48 F/A-18D Green Hornets Decal First Look
|Date of Review||December 2007||Manufacturer||Afterburner Decals|
|Subject||F/A-18D Green Hornets||Scale||1/48|
|Set Number||48022||Pros||Beautifully printed decal artwork!|
|Cons||Nothing noted||Skill Level||Novice|
|MSRP (USD)||Out of Production|
Afterburner Decals has turned out some impressive decal releases covering contemporary USMC subjects and this one is no exception. This release covers the mounts of two squadron commanders.
The aircraft presented in this set are:
- F/A-18D, 165413, VK/01, VMFA(AW)-121, Al Asad AB, Iraq, Spring 2007, MCAS Miramar CA, Sep 2007
- F/A-18D, 164049, SH/200, VMFAT-101, MCAS Miramar, CA, Sep 2007
As you can see in the decal layout, this set provides a nice array of maintenance stencils in addition to the national markings and distinctive unit markings. In fact, Afterburner Decals provide sufficient stencils and markings to render both aircraft. This set was tailored to the Hasegawa 1/48 F/A-18D but these can be adapted to the Hobby Boss kit though you may have to touch up the areas where the tail bands don't quite reach.
My sincere thanks to Afterburner Decals for this review sample!