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Spooks From The Beach (2)

AOA Decals 1/48 Spooks From The Beach (2) Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2021 Manufacturer AOA Decals
Subject Spooks From The Beach (2) Scale 1/48
Set Number 48018 Pros 15 distinctive options
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $22.50

First Look

AOA Decals has released this extensive decal set for the Tamiya 1/48 F-4B Phantom II kit. This set provides a great selection ofairframes that deployed to Vietnam. As you can see in the images below, this Phantom super set is provided on four sheets of decals with three sheets covering all of the distinctive squadron markings, the fourth sheet providing an extensive set of airframe stencils, and the final sheet providing national markings. While this set provides markings sufficient for one model, you can purchase additional stencil sets to render other subjects covered in this release.

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The subjects included in this set:

  • F-4B, 151452, VMFA-115,531 EC/6, Da Nang AB, South Vietnam, 1965
  • F-4B, 149432, VMFA-122, DC/5, Da Nang AB, South Vietnam, 1967-68
  • F-4B, 149467, VMFA-122, DC/9, Da Nang AB, South Vietnam, 1968
  • F-4B, 149403, VMFA-122, DC/12, Da Nang AB, South Vietnam, 1968, MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, 1968-69
  • F-4B, 150426, VMFA-122, DC/2, Da Nang AB, South Vietnam, 1968, MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, 1968-69 (option 1)
  • F-4B, 150426, VMFA-122, DC/2, Chu Lai AB, South Vietnam, 1970 (option 2)
  • F-4B, 150638, VMFA-122, DC/1, Chu Lai AB, South Vietnam, 1970 (option 1)
  • F-4B, 150638, VMFA-122, DC/1, Chu Lai AB, South Vietnam, 1970 (option 2)
  • F-4B, 150638, VMFA-122, DC/1, Chu Lai AB, South Vietnam, 1970 (option 3)
  • F-4B, 150648, VMFA-542, WH/10, Da Nang AB, South Vietnam, 1965
  • F-4B, 152232, VMFA-542, WH/4, Da Nang AB, South Vietnam, 1965-66
  • F-4B, 150652, VMFA-542, WH/7, Chu Lai AB, South Vietnam, 1966-67
  • F-4B, 150468, VMFA-542, WH/8, Chu Lai AB, South Vietnam, 1966-67
  • F-4B, 151458, VMFA-542, WH/15, Da Nang AB, South Vietnam, 1968
  • F-4B, 151458, VMFA-542, WH/13, Da Nang AB, South Vietnam, 1969

The color profiles provide detailed information on each aircraft to help you render an accurate model of the subject. There are multi-view diagrams to illustrate some of the detail differences as well as placement information for these nice decals.

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!