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Colors and Markings of US Navy Tomcat Part XII

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

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2022 Manufacturer Furball Aero-Design/Detail & Scale
Subject Colors and Markings of US Navy Tomcat Part XII Scale 1/48
Set Number 48025 Pros 10 distinctive options
Cons None noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $25.99

First Look

Furball Aero-Design continues its collaboration with Detail & Scale and this release covers another cross-section of F-14A Tomcats that were painted in variations of the tactical low-visibility camouflage scheme.

Colors and Markings of US Navy Tomcat Part XIIColors and Markings of US Navy Tomcat Part XII

The subjects in this set include:

  • F-14A, 162604, VF-2, 200, USS Ranger, 1991, CAG aircraft
  • F-14A, 161855, VF-14, 100, USS Eisenhower, 1994, CAG aircraft
  • F-14A, 162705, VF-11, 201, USS America, 1991, Skipper's aircraft
  • F-14A, 160381, VF-31, 200, USS America, 1991, CAG aircraft
  • F-14A, 161160, VF-41, 101, USS John F Kennedy, 1997, Skipper's aircraft
  • F-14A, 162602, VF-51, 100, USS Kitty Hawk, 1991, CAG aircraft
  • F-14A, 162610, VF-51, 101, USS Kitty Hawk, 1991, Skipper's aircraft
  • F-14A, 160897, VF-74, 102, USS Saratoga, 1985, XO's aircraft
  • F-14A, 161605, VF-101, 000, NAS Oceana, 1988
  • F-14A, 162599, VF-213, 101, USS Kitty Hawk, 1995, Skipper's aircraft

In addition to the extensive marking options in this set, there are sufficient national markings and airframe stencils for two examples. 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.

Note that while the cover indicates this set is 7205 (1/72 scale), this set will be released shortly but the decal sheet and this first look is for the 1/48 scale set. No matter, both sets are for the Eduard kits.

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