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Air Wing All-Stars Super Hornets Part IV

Furball Aero-Design 1/48 Air Wing All-Stars Super Hornets Part IV Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review July 2022 Manufacturer Furball Aero-Design
Subject Air Wing All-Stars Super Hornets Part IV Scale 1/48
Set Number 48081 Pros 10 colorful aircraft
Cons None noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $25.99

First Look

Furball Aero-Design has released their fourth installment in their 1/48 scale Super Hornet Air Wing All-Stars series, this one covering ten very colorful Super Hornets sized for the Hasegawa kits. All 10 aircraft are covered in this release are all Air Wing Commander (CAG) or Squadron Commander (Skipper) aircraft and there are 1.5 decal sheets to do the job.

Air Wing All-Stars Super Hornets Part IVAir Wing All-Stars Super Hornets Part IV

The examples presented here include:

  • F/A-18F, 166626, VFA-11, AB/111, USS Truman, 2017
  • F/A-18E, 165783, VFC-12, --/12, NAS Oceana, 2021
  • F/A-18E, 166959, VFA-25, AG/400, USS Bush, 2020
  • F/A-18F, 168468, VFA-32, AC/100, USS Eisenhower, 2021
  • F/A-18E, 169641, VFA-34, AB/300, USS Truman, 2022
  • F/A-18E, 165787, VFA-37, AJ/100, USS Ford, 2021
  • F/A-18E, 165906, VFA-97, AJ/300, NAS Lemore, 2020
  • F/A-18E, 166650, VFA-83, AC/200, USS Eisenhower, 2022
  • F/A-18F, 166797, VFA-103, AG/200, USS Bush, 2021
  • F/A-18F, 166663, VFA-211, AB/222, USS Truman, 2020

This set provides two sets of markings to replicate two examples.

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 Hasegawa kit, it is time to build one of these!

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