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MAW-Decals 1/32 F/A-18C VMFA-122 Crusaders Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review December 2006 Manufacturer MAW-Decals
Subject F/A-18C VMFA-122 Crusaders Scale 1/32
Set Number 32-MAW002 Pros Markings for the Crusaders' boss bird
Cons Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) Out of Production

First Look

MAW-Decals continues to turn out some interesting and colorful subjects highlighting the US Marine Corps (their name is MAW - Marine Air Wing). In one of their earlier releases, they produced the colorful boss bird from VMFA-122 in 1/48 scale (reviewed here). For those of you wanting to do this aircraft with the outstanding Academy 1/32 Hornet, your wait is over.

F/A-18C F/A-18C

In the 1/48 scale release, MAW-Decals replicated two aircraft, the colorful 'boss bird' and a more typical subdued line aircraft. Given the size difference going to 1/32 scale, they've naturally focused on the 'boss bird'.

The aircraft covered in this set is :

  • F/A-18C, 164265, VMFA-122, DC/01, January 2004

The decal printing is crisp and colorful and also replicates the distictive centerline tank. The instructions are printed in full color.

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

My sincere thanks to MAW-Decals for this review sample!


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