AOA Decals 1/32 VMFA-323 Death Rattlers Decal First Look
|Date of Review||March 2019||Manufacturer||AOA Decals|
|Subject||VMFA-323 Death Rattlers||Scale||1/32|
|Set Number||32032||Pros||Four colorful F-4B schemes|
|Cons||Nothing noted||Skill Level||Basic|
Here is a decal set for your Tamiya 1/32 F-4J kit backdated to the F-4B using any of the many aftermarket conversions (not included), providing your choice of four VMFA-323 Death Rattlers aircraft. This set looks at the markings of the squadron between 1967-68 during their deployment to Chu Lai AB.
The subjects included in this set include:
- F-4B, 152258, VMFA-323, WS/11, Chu Lai AB, South Vietnam, 1967
- F-4B, 152258, VMFA-323, WS/11, Chu Lai AB, South Vietnam, 1967 (later)
- F-4B, 150476, VMFA-323, WS/12, Chu Lai AB, South Vietnam, 1967
- F-4B, 151422, VMFA-323, WS/9, Chu Lai AB, South Vietnam, 1968
The notes with the color profiles provide essential details that distinguish each aircraft like the MODEX 9 with slotted stabs, or distinctive mission markings like MODEX 12 with one elephant kill.
This set is printed by Cartograf and look great. As you can see, the set is provided on two sheets and provide markings for one aircraft including one thorough set of airframe stencils.
For more information about this set and the other releases from AOA Decals, visit their website at www.aoadecals.com.
My sincere thanks to AOA Decals for this review sample!