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F4F Wildcats

Starfighter Decals 1/72 F4F Wildcats Part 2 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review March 2010 Manufacturer Starfighter Decals
Subject F4F Wildcats Part 2 Scale 1/72
Set Number 72113 Pros Nice selection of subjects
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $5.00

First Look

Starfighter Decals has released this interesting set of F4F-3 Wildcats in 1/72 scale perfect for the Hasegawa F4F-4 kit using the Quickboost F4F-3 wings. These markings provide a nice cross-section of early war markings worn by these Grumman fighters.

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This decal set provides markings for four aircraft:

  • F4F-3, 1863, VF-4, 4-F-1, World's Fair, 1940
  • F4F-3, 1848, VF-42, 42-F-2, USS Ranger, 1940
  • F4F-3, 3872, VF-72, 72-F-7, US Naval Aviation Museum
  • F4F-3, 2527, VF-42, 42-F-8, Chambers Field, NAS Norfolk, 1940

This sheet provides sufficient markings for 2-3 aircraft. The instructions are in color and will also help identify some of the color and detail variations for each of these subjects.

You can purchase these decals directly from Starfighter Decals on their website.

My sincere thanks to Starfighter Decals for this review sample!