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F-16 Killer Vipers

Bullseye Model Aviation 1/48 F-16 Killer Vipers Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review July 2023 Manufacturer Bullseye Model Aviation
Subject F-16 Killer Vipers Scale 1/48
Set Number 48028 Pros Five distinctive options
Cons None noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $19.99

First Look

Bullseye Model Aviation has produced a distinctive set of markings for five MiG-killer Vipers over the sandbox and over the Balkans during the 1990s. The aircraft featured in this set are pre-CCIP so they remain in their designed roles of night attack, SEAD, etc. The set is designed for the Tamiya 1/48 F-16C and Kinetic F-16D kits.

F-16 Killer Vipers F-16 Killer Vipers

The aircraft presented here include:

  • F-16DG Block 42, 90-0778, 33rd FS, Operation Southern Watch, 1992
  • F-16C Block 30, 86-0262, 23rd FS, Operation Provide Comfort, 1993
  • F-16CG Block 40, 89-2137, 528th FS, Operation Deny Flight, 1994
  • F-16CG Block 40, 89-2009, 528th FS, Operation Deny Flight, 1994
  • F-16CJ Block 50, 91-0353, 76th FS, Operation Allied Force, 1999

This set provides one sheet of decals printed by Cartograf that includes maintenance stencils and markings to replicate at least three examples in 1/48 scale (and if you use some of the stencils from the kits, you can do more!). What's more, none of these decals require the modeler to stack multiple layers of markings atop one another to recreate artwork. This trend by some other decal companies of producing multiple-layer decals is unfortunate as it puts the burden on you to do the work of what should have been done by the decal maker.

These decals are sold exclusively by Sprue Brothers.

My sincere thanks to Bullseye Model Aviation for this review sample!