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1/72 F-2A Tsuiki AB 6 Sq/8 Wg

Platz Hobby 1/72 F-2A Tsuiki AB 6 Sq/8 Wg 50th Anniversary Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review January 2012 Manufacturer Platz Hobby
Subject F-2A Tsuiki AB 6 Sq/8 Wg 50th Anniversary Scale 1/72
Set Number 72039 Pros Special Anniversary Scheme F-2A
Cons Skill Level Experienced
MSRP (Yen) ¥2200

First Look

Platz Hobby produces a wide range of kits, decals, and detail sets for the hobby market and wants 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.

In this release, we have a VERY thorough decal set for one F-2A from the 8th Wing commemorating their 50th anniversary (1959-2009).

The subject provided in this set:

  • F-2A, 53-8535, 8th Wing, 6 Sqn, JASDF, 50th Anniversary Scheme

In addition, the set provides an extensive set of airframe stenciling, walkways, and distintive airframe markings. The printing is quite nicely done and in perfect register. The image doesn't do this sheet justice as the starboard tail markings are printed on a chrome silver background.

1/72 F-2A Tsuiki AB 6 Sq/8 Wg 1/72 F-2A Tsuiki AB 6 Sq/8 Wg

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!