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Yellow-Wings Decals

Yellow-Wings Decals 1/72 F4B-4 Part 1 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review November 2008 Manufacturer Yellow-Wings Decals
Subject F4B-4 Part 1 Scale 1/72
Set Number 72011 Pros Complete markings for five Boeing fighters
Cons Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $13.95

First Look

Yellow-Wing Decals has released their latest installment in the pre-WW2 'Yellow-Wings' range of subjects, this time covering the Boeing F4B-4 fighter. This series provides the complete markings for five different examples:

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  • F4B-4, BuNo 8915, VF-2, 2-F-7, Section Three Leader
  • F4B-4, BuNo 9029, VF-6, 6-F-1, Squadron Commander
  • F4B-4, BuNo 9026, VF-6, 6-F-10, Section Four Leader
  • F4B-4, BuNo 9252, VB-2, 2-B-13, Section Five Leader
  • F4B-4, BuNo 9051, VB-5, 5-B-7, Section Three Leader

This set comes complete with national markings, squadron markings, distinctive aircraft markings, section markings, and even propeller tip warnings. There are sufficient decals on this release to build all five examples!

To understand the colors used for section markings versus air wing/carrier markings, look here at our color reference guide.

Yellow-Wings Decals can be purchased directly from their website at

My sincere thanks to Yellow-Wings Decals for this review sample!