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MAW-Decals 1/72 F/A-18 Alphabet Soup Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2008 Manufacturer MAW-Decals
Subject F/A-18 Alphabet Soup Scale 1/72
Set Number 72-MAW003 Pros Markings for five different aircraft
Cons Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) Out of Production

First Look

MAW-Decals is a decal company that is well-placed well-placed to get quality information - near Camp Lejuene, NC. MAW (for Marine Air Wing) is affiliated with VF Decals (VF - Navy Fighter Squadron).

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

In this release, they've tackled five F/A-18 Hornets from five different USMC squadrons, each offering some colorful and/or distinctive markings for the Hasegawa 1/72 F/A-18 kit.

The five aircraft covered in this set are:

  • F/A-18A+, 162396, VMFA-232, NH/300, USS Nimitz, CAG Aircraft, March 2007
  • F/A-18A+, 163161, VMFA-312, DR/202, May 2007
  • F/A-18C, 164871, VMFA-251, DW/200, July 2003
  • F/A-18D, 164705, VMFA(AW)-332, EA/00, OIF 2005, Squadron Commander's aircraft
  • F/A-18A+, 163154, VMFA-333, DN/01, late 1980s

The decal printing is crisp and colorful and also includes one set of maintenance stencils. The instructions are printed in full color. This set also includes a nice external stores loadout chart for the Hornet.

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

My sincere thanks to MAW-Decalsfor this review sample!


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