Two Bobs Aviation Graphics 1/72 F-16C/F-4C - 50 Years YGBSM Decal First Look
By Chuck Holte
|Date of Review||January 2016||Manufacturer||Two Bobs Aviation Graphics|
|Subject||F-16C/F-4C - 50 Years YGBSM||Scale||1/72|
|Set Number||72102||Pros||Interesting subject|
|Cons||Multi-layered decals to replicate some artwork||Skill Level||Experienced|
In the summer of 2015, the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw AFB, (Sumter), South Carolina created colorful markings for one of their Lockheed F-16C Block 50 aircraft commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the USAF Wild Weasel Program. For more on the Wild Weasel history and operations, visit the USAF Museum site here.
The most recent release from Two Bobs Aviation Graphics, covers the Shaw 20FW Commemorative Viper (s/n 92-0920) and includes markings for any one of five F-4C assigned to the Viet Nam era 18th TFW “ZG” marked aircraft from 1972. The 1/72 decal sheet is 4 7/8 by 7 3/4 roughly half of the sheet dedicated to the colorful Viper and the other half to the five Phantoms, including ‘840 “Super Cocks Swiss Samlar;” ‘474 “Brain Damage;” ‘470 “Rub-A-Dub-Dub;” ‘791 “Squirrely Bird;” and ‘473 “Jail Bait.” The four page color instruction sheets provide for decal placement, FS # color call out for Model Master, Humbrol, Gunze, and Xtracolor. Instruction sheet includes weapons loadout for the Viper and the markings are included on the decal sheet.