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Yellow-Wings Decals

Yellow-Wings Decals 1/72 SOC-3 Seagull Part 1 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review January 2009 Manufacturer Yellow-Wings Decals
Subject SOC-3 Seagull Part 1 Scale 1/72
Set Number 72013 Pros Markings for six examples
Cons Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $13.95

First Look

Yellow-Wings Decals has entered the scene with an interesting specialty area - markings for USN Navy aircraft prior to World War II (hence the Yellow Wings name). These markings are printed by Microscale, so they are great quality by definition.

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This set provides some nice markings for the Hasegawa 1/72 Seagull kit. Markings are provided forsix examples:

  • SOC-3, 1075, VO-1, 1-O-7, USS Arizona, USS Nevada, USS Pennsylvania, 1937
  • SOC-3, 1068, VO-2, 2-O-1, USS Tennessee, USS Oklahoma, USS California, 1937
  • SOC-3, 1089, VO-3, 3-O-4, USS Idaho, USS Mississippi, USS New Mexico, 1937
  • SOC-3, 1110, VO-4, 4-O-1, USS West Virginia, USS Colorado, USS Maryland, 1937
  • SOC-3, 1127, VMS-2, 2-MS-7, San Diego, 1938
  • SOC-3, 1087, VCS-9, 9-CS-1, USS Honolulu, 1940

The set also includes several profiles and documentation to help you replicate the proper placement of the neutrality roundels to render an accurate model.

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

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