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|
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.
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:
- F-4J, 153821, VM/14, VMFA-451, MCAS Beaufort, 1978
- F-4J, 153840, VM/2, VMFA-451, MCAS Beaufort, 1978
- 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 www.impacthobbydecals.com.
My sincere thanks to Impact Decals for this review sample!