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F-4 Fleet Phantoms VII

Bullseye Model Aviation 1/48 F-4 Fleet Phantoms VII Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2024 Manufacturer Bullseye Model Aviation
Subject F-4 Fleet Phantoms VII Scale 1/48
Set Number 48032 Pros Six distinctive options
Cons None noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $26.99

First Look

Bullseye Model Aviation has produced a distinctive set of markings for six members of the distinguished MiG killers. The instructions map out each of the changes needed to the various models to render each of the aircraft depicted. The decla are sized for Academy, Tamiya, and Zoukei Mura kits.

F-4 Fleet Phantoms VII F-4 Fleet Phantoms VII

The aircraft presented here include:

  • F-4J, 155769, VF-96, NG/106, USS Constellation, 1972
  • F-4J, 157269, VF-92, NG/211, USS Constellation, 1972
  • F-4J, 155875, VF-142, NK/201, USS Constellqation, 1970
  • F-4J, 157307, VF-31, AC/106, USS Saratoga, 1972
  • F-4J, 155553, VF-33, AE/212, USS America, 1968
  • F-4J, 155538, VF-102, AE/102, USS America, 1968

This set provides two sheets of decals printed by Cartograf that includes maintenance stencils and markings to replicate at least two examples in 1/48 scale (and if you use some of the national markings 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!