Furball Aero-Design 1/48 Bombcat Weapons Set Decal First Look
|Date of Review||July 2016||Manufacturer||Furball Aero-Design|
|Subject||Bombcat Weapons Set||Scale||1/48|
|Set Number||48053||Pros||Extensive weapons stencils|
|Cons||None noted||Skill Level||Novice|
Furball Aero-Design has released their latest decal set with a great selection of stencils for the range of armament and external stores carried by the F-14 'Bombcats'.
The weapons subjects include:
- AIM-54C Phoenix (live)
- CATM-54C Phoenix (training)
- AIM-7M Sparrow (live)
- CATM-7M Sparrow (training)
- AIM-9M Sidewinder (live)
- CATM-9M Sidewinder (training)
- ASQ-T20 TACTS
- AAQ-25 (LANTIRN)
- GBU-10 (live and inert)
- GBU-12 (live and inert)
- GBU-16 (live and inert)
- GBU-24A/B (live and inert)
- GBU-31(V)1/B (Mk.84 live and inert)
- GBU-31(V)1/B (BLU-117A/B live and inert)
- Mk.20 Rockeye (live and inert)
- GBU-38(V)/1B (Mk.82 live and inert)
- GBU-38(V)/1B (BLU-111A/B live and inert)
- Mk.82 (live and inert)
- Mk.83 (live and inert)
- Mk.84 (live and inert)
- BLU-111A/B (live)
- BLU-110A/B (live)
- BLU-117A/B (live)
The set comes on one sheet printed by Cartograf and the printing is very well done. What's more, none of these decals require the modeler to stack multiple layers of markings atop one another to recreate artwork. This trend by some other decal companies of producing multiple-layer decals is unfortunate as it puts the burden on you to do the work of what should have been done by the decal maker.
These weapons stencil sets are very handy to have around and this one can not only support your Bombcat, but the pre-Bombcat air defenders as well. If you're going to produce an eye-catching Tomcat, don't you want your external stores to look as stunning?
My sincere thanks to Furball Aero-Design for this review sample!