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Flying Leathernecks Decals 1/32 F/A-18 Deltas Part 1 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review September 2009 Manufacturer Flying Leathernecks Decals
Subject F/A-18 Deltas Part 1 Scale 1/32
Set Number 32001 Pros Nice markings for four aircraft
Cons No top/bottom profiles for Kuwaiti camo patterns Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) Out of Production

First Look

Flying Leathernecksis a new brand under Orion Scale Models which is all owned and operated by Dave Roof, USMC, so you'll know he has a passion for the Corps and this latest release is no exception.

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

In this set, Flying Leathernecks offers markings for two US Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornets as well as two Kuwaiti AF Deltas in a distinctive three-color wrap-around camouflage scheme.

The aircraft presented in this set are:

  • F/A-18D, 165413, VMFA(AW)-121, VK/01, Al Asad AB, Iraq, OIF 2007
  • F/A-18D, 164652, VMFA(AW)-242, DT/01, MCAS Miramar, 2000
  • F/A-18D, 443, 9 Sqn, Kuwaiti AF
  • F/A-18D, 446, 25 Sqn, Kuwaiti AF

The decals are printed by Cartograf and you can see that there are no multi-layered decals that you must overlay to recreate this artwork. Every marking is presented as a single decal and the printing is crisp and in-register. The color profiles show the decal placements for all four examples, but the profiles are limited to left and right side views. Not too critical for the USMC Hornets, but it will make painting the camouflage a guessing game for the two Kuwaiti Hornets.

For more information about this set and the other releases from Flying Leathernecks Decals, visit their website at

My sincere thanks to Flying Leathernecks Decals for this review sample!


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