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Top Gun Tigers and Talons

Furball Aero-Design 1/32 Top Gun Tigers and Talons Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review November 2016 Manufacturer Furball Aero-Design
Subject Top Gun Tigers and Talons Scale 1/32
Set Number 32002 Pros 13 colorful adversary schemes
Cons None noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $19.99

First Look

Furball Aero-Design has released their first decal set in 1/32 scale, this one covering 13 colorful Top Gun adversary camouflage schemes. This set will work nicely with your Hasegawa or Revell (Hasegawa) 1/32 F-5E Tiger II kits. The instructions walk you through the aircraft configuations including the early or later wing LEX, standard or sharknose radome, etc.

Top Gun Tigers and TalonsTop Gun Tigers and Talons

The examples presented here include:

  1. F-5E, 159882, 540, Top Gun, 1982
  2. F-5E, 159881, 543, Top Gun, 1982
  3. F-5E, 160793, 544, Top Gun, 1986
  4. F-5E, 160794, 545, Top Gun, 1986
  5. F-5E, 159881, 543, Top Gun, 1985
  6. F-5E, 159880, 542, Top Gun, 1985
  7. F-5E, 162307, 541, Top Gun, 1986
  8. F-5E, 159882, 544, Top Gun, 1984
  9. F-5E, 159882, 540, Top Gun, 1977
  10. F-5E, 159880, 542, Top Gun, 1980
  11. F-5E, 159878, 544, Top Gun, 1976
  12. F-5E, unknown, -, Top Gun, 1987, 'MiG-28'
  13. F-5E, unknown, -, Top Gun, 1984, 'MiG-28'

The sheet is printed by Cartograf and the printing is very well done. 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.

Grab your Trumpeter kit, it is time to build one of these!

My sincere thanks to Furball Aero-Design for this review sample!