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Colors and Markings of US Navy Tomcats Part VI

Furball Aero-Design/Detail & Scale 1/48 Colors and Markings of US Navy Tomcats Part VI Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review March 2019 Manufacturer Furball Aero-Design/Detail & Scale
Subject Colors and Markings of US Navy Tomcats Part VI Scale 1/48
Set Number 48014 Pros 19 distinctive VF-154 options for the Tamiya kit
Cons None noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $27.99

First Look

Furball Aero-Design continues its collaboration with Detail & Scale and this release covers a cross-section of F-14A Tomcats from VF-154 covering the time period between 1984-2003 and the evolution of their camouflage and markings.

Colors and Markings of US Navy Tomcats Part VIColors and Markings of US Navy Tomcats Part VIColors and Markings of US Navy Tomcats Part VI

The subjects in this set include:

  • F-14A, 161612, VF-154, NK/101, USS Constellation, 1984, Skipper's aircraft
  • F-14A, 161618, VF-154, NK/104, USS Constellation, 1987
  • F-14A, 161618, VF-154, NK/100, USS Constellation, 1989, CAG aircraft (Bill the Cat)
  • F-14A, 161612, VF-154, NK/101, USS Independence, 1989, Skipper's aircraft
  • F-14A, 161598, VF-154, NK/111, USS Independence, 1989
  • F-14A, 161618, VF-154, NK/100, USS Independence, 1990, CAG aircraft
  • F-14A, 162589, VF-154, NF/100, USS Independence, 1991, CAG aircraft
  • F-14A, 161270, VF-154, NF/100, USS Independence, 1994, CAG aircraft
  • F-14A, 161621, VF-154, NF/100, USS Independence, 1996, CAG aircraft
  • F-14A, 161621, VF-154, NF/100, USS Independence, 1996, CAG aircraft
  • F-14A, 161275, VF-154, NF/102, USS Independence, 1996
  • F-14A, 161621, VF-154, NF/100, USS Kittyhawk, 1999, CAG aircraft
  • F-14A, 161272, VF-154, NF/100, USS Kittyhawk, 1999, CAG aircraft
  • F-14A, 161272, VF-154, NF/101, USS Kittyhawk, 1999, Skipper's aircraft
  • F-14A, 162592, VF-154, NF/105, USS Kittyhawk, 1999
  • F-14A, 161141, VF-154, NF/101, USS Kittyhawk, 1999, Skipper's aircraft
  • F-14A, 161293, VF-154, NF/103, USS Kittyhawk, 2000
  • F-14A, 161261, VF-154, NF/100, USS Kittyhawk, 2000, CAG aircraft
  • F-14A, 161276, VF-154, NF/101, USS Kittyhawk, 2003, Skipper's aircraft

In addition to the extensive marking options in this set, there are sufficient national markings and airframe stencils for several kits. The sheets are 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!