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1/48 F-2B JASDF 50th Anniversary Scheme

Platz Hobby 1/48 F-2B JASDF 50th Anniversary Scheme Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review November 2009 Manufacturer Platz Hobby
Subject F-2B JASDF 50th Anniversary Scheme Scale 1/48
Set Number 48022 Pros Very colorful color scheme for the two-seat JASDF Viper
Cons Skill Level Experienced
MSRP (Yen) ¥2400

First Look

Platz Hobby produces a wide range of kits, decals, and detail sets for the hobby market and are wanting to make their presence better known outside the Japanese market. You might want to take note as if this is an example of their work, you're going to want to procure some of these various products of interest.

1/48 F-2B JASDF 50th Anniversary Scheme 1/48 F-2B JASDF 50th Anniversary Scheme

In this release, we have a VERY thorough decal set for an F-2B (super-sized F-16D) celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Japanese Air Self Defense Force (JASDF). This set is targeted for the Hasegawa 1/48 F-2B kit which is one of Hasegawa's nicer toolings.

The set provides an extensive set of airframe stenciling as well as national and distintive airframe markings. The printing is quite nicely done and in perfect register.

This is a colorful scheme that will definitely be an eye-catcher at the next hobby contest.

For more information about this set and the other releases from Platz Hobby, visit their website at

My sincere thanks to Platz Hobby for this review sample!