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F-35 Anthology JSF Part Two

Furball Aero-Design 1/48 F-35 Anthology JSF Part Two Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2015 Manufacturer Furball Aero-Design
Subject F-35 Anthology JSF Part Two Scale 1/48
Set Number 48039 Pros Options for ten subjects
Cons None noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $19.99

First Look

Furball Aero-Design has released part two of their coverage of the F-35 Lightning II. Sized for the Kitty Hawk 1/48 F-35B and F-35C kits, this set provides marking options for ten aircraft with airframe stencils enough for two complete models.

F-35 Anthology JSF Part TwoF-35 Anthology JSF Part Two

This set includes ten subjects:

  • F-35B, 168717, VMX-22, MV/05, Edwards AFB
  • F-35B, 168720, VMFA-121, VK/02, MCAS Yuma
  • F-35B, 168314, 461 FLTS, ED/18, Edwards AFB
  • F-35B, 168057, VMFAT-501, VM/01, Eglin AFB, Commander's aircraft
  • F-35B, 168059, VMFAT-501, VM/03, Eglin AFB
  • F-35C, CF-03, VX-23, SD/73, NAS Patuxent River
  • F-35C, CF-05, VX-23, SD/75, NAS Patuxent River
  • F-35C, 168733, VFA-101, NJ/101, Eglin AFB, Skipper's aircraft
  • F-35C, 168736, VFA-101, NJ/103, Eglin AFB
  • F-35B, ZM137, Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, Eglin AFB

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.

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