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Warbird Decals 1/48 F-4E Thunderbirds Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2010 Manufacturer Warbird Decals
Subject F-4E Thunderbirds Scale 1/48
Set Number 48017 Pros Six options
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $15.00

First Look

Warbird Decals produced a really nice set of decals covering the F-4E Phantom II as flown by the USAF Thunderbirds during the 1973/74 show season. The six aircraft portrayed are:

F-4E F-4E F-4E

  • Thunderbird 1 (Lead) - Major Roger Parrish/TSgt Tim Matthew
  • Thunderbird 2 (Left Wing) - Major Nels Running/TSgt TW Mitchell
  • Thunderbird 3 (Right WIng) - Major Rip Blaisdell/TSgt F Lollis
  • Thunderbird 4 (Slot) - Captain Tim Roels/TSgt RE Dowler
  • Thunderbird 5 (Solo) - Captain Kirk Brimmer/TSgt EG Hardy
  • Thunderbird 6 (Spare) - Captain Doug Roach/TSgt L Smith

This set provides all of the markings and stripes, all you have to do is paint up your hardwinged F-4E in gloss whiite and select which aircraft you want to portray. The names are provided for the pilots and crew chiefs. These are markings are all sized for the Hasegawa 1/48 F-4E kit.

Warbird Decals are available through a number of online retailers.

My sincere thanks to Warbird Decals for this review sample!