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F-14B Tomcat VF-103 Jolly Rogers

DXM Decal 1/48 F-14B Tomcat VF-103 Jolly Rogers Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2014 Manufacturer DXM Decal
Subject F-14B Tomcat VF-103 Jolly Rogers Scale 1/48
Set Number 48022 Pros Nice selection of subjects
Cons None noted Skill Level Experienced

First Look

DXM Decal is a decal company out of Taipei, Taiwan that produces a very nice line of aftermarket subjects. In this release, we have four F-14B Tomcats from VF-103 after they assumed the mantle of 'Jolly Rogers'. This set provides options for four aircraft that reflect three time periods and two different aircraft carriers.

F-14B Tomcat VF-103 Jolly Rogers F-14B Tomcat VF-103 Jolly Rogers

The examples presented here:

  • F-14B, 162918, VF-103, AA/100, USS John F. Kennedy, 2004, CAG aircraft
  • F-14B, 161855, VF-103, AA/112, USS George Washington, 2002, line aircraft
  • F-14B, 162691, VF-103, AA/102, USS George Washington, 1999, XO aircraft
  • F-14B, 161862, VF-103, AA/107, USS John F. Kennedy, 2004, 'Mutha'

This set provides the major stenciling as well as the distinctive aircraft markings in this set. The result will be an eye-catching option for the Hasegawa kit and will create a stunning model for your next contest entry!

For more information about this set and the other releases from DXM Decal, visit their website at

My sincere thanks to DXM Decal for this review sample!