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F/A-18D

Afterburner Decals 1/48 F/A-18D Green Hornets Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

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    

First Look

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.

F/A-18D F/A-18D

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!

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