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Impact Decals

Impact Decals 1/48 Marine Corps Spirit of '76 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review June 2014 Manufacturer Impact Decals
Subject Marine Corps Spirit of '76 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48007 Pros Markings for a nice selection of high visibility Bicentennial aircraft
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $20.00

First Look

Impact Decals has returned from a several year break with a magnificent new release. This set provides six US Marine Corps aircraft in high visibilitiy schemes all carrying Bicentennial colors. There is a little for every one here with two variants each of the Scooter, Intruder, and Phantom.

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The six subjects in this set are:

  1. TA-4J, 153675, VMA-133, NAS Alameda, 1976
  2. A-4E, 150076, VMA-124, NAS Memphis, 1976
  3. A-6E, 155638, VMA(AW)-121, MCAS Iwakuni, 1977
  4. EA-6A, 156991, VMAQ-2 Det.C, MCAS Iwakuni, 1976
  5. F-4B, 152327, VMFA-351, NAS Atlanta, 1977
  6. RF-4B, 153107, VMFP-3 Det.1, MCAS Iwakuni, 1976

These markings are nicely designed and printed, with this set of two sheets providing sufficient markings to render all six aircraft, including sufficient national markings. This set will definitely do some distinctive USMC aircraft using the Academy (or Hasegawa) F-4B, Hasegawa RF-4B, Kinetic (or Revell) A-6E, Revell EA-6A, and Hasegawa A-4E and TA-4J kits. There should be no issues using the A-6E on the new Hobby Boss kit.

Impact Decals can be purchased directly from their website at

My sincere thanks to Impact Decals for this review sample!