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T-birds with Talons

Vagabond Decals 1/48 T-birds with Talons Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2014 Manufacturer Vagabond Decals
Subject T-birds with Talons Scale 1/48
Set Number 48006 Pros Decal options to replicate any Thunderbird T-38 during its entire show career
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $20.00

First Look

Vagabond Decals has released an interesting decal superset. This release provides the markings to replicate any show Talon flown by the USAF Thunderbirds through its entire team service. This decal superset is printed on three sheets (the third sheet is not shown as it is printed in white to provide the team names from the 1974-1984 show seasons).

T-birds with Talons T-birds with Talons

Three sheets of decals will allow you to replicate any of the paint scheme and marking variations including the simple transitional scheme in 1974, the Bicentennial scheme of 1976, and the early and late schemes plus flag stacks depicting the countries visited by the teams. This set is designed to work with the Wolfpack 1/48 T-38A Talon kit.

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

My sincere thanks to Vagabond Decals for this review sample!