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Impact Decals

Impact Decals 1/48 F-4J Phantom II VMFA-451 Warlords Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review December 2008 Manufacturer Impact Decals
Subject F-4J Phantom II VMFA-451 Warlords Scale 1/48
Set Number 48003 Pros Markings for three Warlord Phantoms over three different points in time
Cons Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $14.00

First Look

Impact Decals has released their third sheet, also in 1/48 scale, and also covering Marine Corps aviation. This sheet looks at the F-4J Phantom IIs of Marine Corps Fighter Attack Squadron 451, the Warlords of MCAS Beaufort.

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These three examples provide three different schemes worn by the Warlords while the Phantoms still carried high-visibility (colorful) artwork. These three schemes range across 1978-79, with two of these different schemes worn by the same aircraft - modex 14.

The three aircraft are:

  1. F-4J, 153821, VM/14, VMFA-451, MCAS Beaufort, 1978
  2. F-4J, 153840, VM/2, VMFA-451, MCAS Beaufort, 1978
  3. F-4J, 153821, VM/14, VMFA-451, MCAS Beaufort, 1979

These markings are nicely designed and printed, with one sheet providing all of the distinctive markings and the other providing two styles of walkways.

Impact Decals can be purchased directly from their website at

My sincere thanks to Impact Decals for this review sample!