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  1. I typically include the location where the photos were taken hence Lakenheath .  The nickname for the 366th Fighter Wing is "The Gunfighters."  Two of the squadrons assigned to that wing are the "Thunderbolts", 389th  and "Bold tigers", 391st.   There is an additional squadron that I did on an earlier sheet the "Buccaneers, 428th, which at that time flew the Singaporean version of the F-15E.  In this case based on the markings on the intake both jets were assigned to the 389th.  I know it's a bit confusing but it is what it is.  Incidentally "Checkmate" earlier carried sharkmouth markings which are on sheet 72-111.  In lieu of the eagle on the inside of the vertical fins it carries the "Spook" toting a Gatling gun which harkens back to the insignia carried on the 366th's F-4's at Da Nang during the Vietnam war.

  2. Gentlemen,


    The delayed first release for 2020 from Wolfpak.  Here’s what it contains:


    Sheet 72-134, Banditos.  First up is the F-105D “Frito Bandito” from the 357th TFS at Tahkli AB during 1969.  It is followed by an AC-119G and AC-119K of the 17th SOS and 18th SOS of the 14th SOW.  From Davis-Monthan we have options for one of two A-7D’s.   The first is the wing commander’s jet from 1970 and a line jet from the 354th TFS.  A T-28D-5 in SEA camouflage from the 4407th CCTS of the 1st SOW is our subject.  To round out the sheet one of two options for an early B-52G of the 456h SAW or BW depending on the time period.  One is in the original SIOP scheme and the other in aluminum laquer.  Please not that AGM-28B Hound Dog markings can be found on Wolfpak sheet 72-128.


    Sheet 72-135, Diamonds in the Rough.  We begin this sheet with a F-18D from VMFA-242 at Iwakuni AB, Japan in December of 2019.  You may remember a press release from the spring of 2020 showing an aircraft of this unit armed with two AGM-84D Harpoons.  Weapon markings for two (2) of this missile are provided.  Next is a F-4D from the 134th TFS at Vemont.  This unit carried the “Green Mountain Boys” shield in lieu of the “Minuteman Jack” shield of the ANG.  A F/A-18F of VFA-102 from December of 2019 is next.  This aircraft has the globe and snake markings of VFA-102 superimposed over a sunburst.  There are two options for the latest F-35A units at Eielson AFB in Alaska from April of 2020.  From the 1980’s a T-33 from the 95th TFTS at Tyndall AFB.  Finally options to do one of two F-15E’s that were reportedly the first F-15E’s to launch the AGM-158 JASSM in combat.  Markings are provided for both “Checkmate” and “Boogieman. Markings are also provided for two (2) JASSM's along with a spare seeker window since they're so small.


    These sheets will be on sale for $18.50 each and should be available in a couple of weeks.



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  3. Gents,


    The website has been updated, sheets are in and the buttons are hot!  Thanks for your patronage and Happy Holidays.


    Forgot to mention that sheet 72-132 includes decals for the AGM-158A, B & C JASSM.  Also if you look at the 28th BW B-1B you will see the WWII era tail code of the 379th BG on the nose gear doors.  The triangle "K" with a yellow border.  This was applied to the deployed B-1B's that were attached to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, the current incarnation of this unit.


    Mark S.

  4. Gents:


    It’s time for the Wolfpak December release with the Thank You sheet. 

    Sheet 72-132, Raider’s Lance.  First up is a F-5N from VFC-111 with the Sundowner rudder.  New markings for the 174th ATW from Syracuse using the colors of the university there.  An interesting A-10C from the Armament Development Center is next.  This jet was used to test a variety of new load-out combinations to include the fuel tanks while carrying weapons.  From the past a Korean War era F-94B from the 68th FIS.  This unit used different colors to identify the various flights within the squadron.  For those who like commemorative noseart two options for a B-1B from Ellsworth AFB carrying the Tokyo Raiders insignia or the modern version of the “Ruptured duck” noseart.  Three of the four squadrons that supplied crews to the Tokyo Raiders are stationed at Ellsworth.  Finally options for one of  the long serving test B-1B’s at Edwards AFB.  This aircraft was used in the integration of the AGM-129 advanced cruise missile, and JDAM during it’s career.  Most recently it was used in a fit check of the AGM-183 hypersonic weapon.  Markings are provided for these three eras.

    Sheet 72-133, 5th Gen.  To begin we have two options for the F-22A.  The jets are the commanders’ aircraft of the 1st Operational Group and the 433rd Weapons Squadron.  Next are options for 3 SU-57’s including the one with the drone SU-57 teaming art work on the tail.  Two options for the F-35A of the “Green Mountain Boys” follows.  The Chinese J-20 is our next 5th Gen. subject in a paint scheme very similar to that on the F-22.  To complete the sheet a F-35C in markings of VMFA-314.

    Sheet 12-19, THANK YOU.  A T-38C from the 87th FTS in the paint scheme of the earlier period of the unit when it was a fighter interceptor squadron flying F-106’s begins the sheet.  From 1975 an A-37B in North Vietnamese markings which used to conduct airstrikes in South Vietnam follows.  A colorful QF-4E with the cloud camouflage scheme on it’s fuselage is our third subject.  From the Big Red One division an OH-58D scout follows.  Last but not least an A-10C painted in a WWII camouflage pattern complete with identification stripes on wing and horizontal tails along with invasion stripes on the engine nacelles and wing bottoms.

    These should be available in about a week or so.  Wanted to get them out early for those of you who wish to give your wife or girlfriend a set of decals for Christmas.  Sheet 72-132 is $18.50, Sheet 72-133 is $13.00.  Sheet 12-19 is complementary with the purchase of $36.00 of products from Wolfpak Decals.


    Mark S.







  5. Gentlemen,


    Time for the fall release from Wolfpak Decals. 

    Sheet 72-130, Dragon Wings.  First up is a F-16CM from the 480th FS with plenty of mission marks from Spangdahelm.  Our second subject is a F-100D from the Royal Danish Air Force.  A F-15C from the 110th FS, Missouri ANG at St. Louis follows.  The markings are for the fini-flight for this type with the 110th.  This squadron becoming an Associate B-2 squadron and moving to Whiteman AFB.  Three more aircraft from Denmark are next.  A  fighter,  reconnaissance, and trainer variants of the Draken in RDAF service.  For those who like props a night fighter version of the F4U-2.  It carried the radar pod on the right wing.  This example from VMF (N)-532.  An AD-5 from VMA-331 follows.  Last but not least is a  Dash-8 is U.S. Army markings.  You have a choice of the transport version as acquired by the service or later markings when it was converted int a reconnaissance aircraft.

    Sheet 72-131, Flying Fiends,  Once again we lead with a F-16CM, This time it is in the 100th anniversary markings of the 36th FS at Osan in Korea.  A F-14A in grey blue camouflage from the Iranian Air Force is next.  In the eggplant scheme from VFC-12 a two seat F-18B is our third subject.  A F-4E from the 487th TFS of the 51st TFW at Taegu.  Finally a F-86E from the 36th Fighter Bomber Squadron at Suwon.

    Sheets will sell for $18.50 USD and should be available in a week or so.


    Mark S.









  6. The kit that I would release would be pylons only.  It will be up to the modeler to make any other corrections and or additions to the Revell-Monogram B-1B.   The modifications to correct the  kit have been well documented.  I may include the camera pod if I can find a good photo of it.  Camera pods or arrays were and are test specific.  Only one B-1B carried these pylons for the integration of the AGM-129.  After captive carry and jettison tests but before any live launches the program was terminated.  I would be surprised if ModelCollect would include them in a kit. 

  7. 39 minutes ago, Gator52 said:

    Were there any special markings on #28, and if so are there decals available?





    The numeral 28 on the nose gear doors and "ED" tail codes.  I can throw the markings on a Wolfpak sheet.



  8. Gents:


    B-1B No. 28 was used for integration testing of the AGM-129 ACM.  Here are photos of the aircraft with the pylons in place.  It was the only B-1B to carry cruise missiles externally.   Does anyone have interest in a set of these?   I'm looking at doing them for myself and would have more cast if there is interest.  My guesstimate of the cost would be between $25 and $35 for a 6 pylon set for one aircraft.


    Mark S.

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  9. Trojan thunder,


    As luck would have it I found a small quantity of sheet 72-065 in a bin.  It has a RB-47H and SAC F-84G amongst other subjects.  Will put it on sale at the same time I place these sheets on sale.  Think they'll go fast so place your order for 72-065 as soon as it's available.

  10. Gentlemen,


    Here’s Wolfpak’s August, 2019 Release:

    Sheet 72-128, GIANT VOICE.  This sheet starts out with options for 2 ADM-20 Quail decoys and one test drone.  Next up from 1976 is a Bicentennial F-111A from the 474th TFW at Nellis AFB.   The camouflaged version of the AGM-28B follows.    From this past February the latest markings for the F-117.  Could not find any information on the unit flying these jets or their mission.   The all-white painted AGM-28B follows with options for those which carried the SAC shield and those which did not.  As with the camouflaged one there are markings for two aircraft.  I was fortunate in receiving the markings diagrams from the SAC version of the T.O. 1-1-4 for both the Quail and Hound Dog.  The QF-100D on this sheet had a former life as Thunderbird ONE and is suitably marked.  Note the curved orange panel on the nose reminiscent of the artwork on the Thunderbirds.  It also carries “ONE” as the lead aircraft did and a small stylized Thunderbird insignia on the forward fuselage.  Last but not least is the Giant Voice Bomb Comp winning B-47E of the 341st BW, Abiline AFB, now known as Dyess AFB from the summer of 1958.

    Sheet 72-129, ISN’T IT A DAISY, This sheet begins with “FLIR CAT” a F-14B from VF-103 when they were known as; “The Sluggers.”  A well worn and dirty A-10C with a plethora of mission marks from the 354th FS follows.   This unit participated in the Syrian operations.  The CAG jet from VFA-113, Stingers is our next subject.  Not many Pacific based jets have mission marks as this one.  Next up is a New Jersey ANG F-105B.  You may remember this unit for their later tiger artwork on their F-4E’s and KC-135R’s.  To wrap up this sheet a JA37 Viggen from the Swedish Air Force  in special “Petter Gul” markings. From 2003.

    These sheets will be on sale next week for $18.50 each.

    Mark S.





  11. Here is what is in the write-up to date:


    Notes for modelers:  The easy way to distinguish the D from the D+ in photos is to look at the tail boom. The D had whip antennas and the D+ had blade antennas; although it still retained the antenna wire from the fuselage to the horizontal tail.  This aircraft was equipped with RWR antennas on the nose and underneath the tail booms, and the sponson mounted 7.62mm machine guns were mounted for combat operations.  For self defense chaff/flare dispensers were mounted on the tail booms and an AN/ALQ-144 “disco-light” IR jammer could be fitted.  The D model also had infrared suppressing exhaust stacks.  As with the earlier OV-10A, the D model was unusual in not mounting the gunsight on the coaming, instead it was suspended from the inside of the windscreen bow.

  12. Gentlemen,


    Here is the June 2019 release from Wolfpak Decals. 

    Sheet 72-126, Sharur, The first subject is an OV-10A in the grey, green and black camouflage pattern from VMO-2.  Next up is one of the two CAG F/A-18’s on the sheet a F/A-18E from VFA-27 in 2017 on the USS Ronald Reagan.  In addition to the aircraft I have include markings for the JSOW,  AGM-54C and C-1.  These markings include the window for the sensor in the nose of the weapon.  The OV-10D follows in the same camouflage pattern as the A model and is from VMO-1.  From VFA-94 the Sh*t Hot World Famous Orange Tails” or as they have abbreviated; “SHWFOTS” we have a CAG F/A-18F.  From 1992 a SH-2F from HSL-36 in TPS colors follows.   Next up are a Russian SU-34 in the “eggplant” scheme and a TU-22M-3 both with mission marks from Syrian operations.

    Sheet 72-127, Roll Them Bones,  We begin this sheet with a F-86D from the 95th FIS, Mr Bones, in 1955.  This aircraft had the fuselage stripes used as an identifier of the squadron commander’s jet.  The A-1H, from the 602nd SOS has the 56th’s SOW insignia on the tail and the command stripes follows.  AN A-6A with the Pave Knife laser designator pod from VA-115 in 1974 follows.  The Navy only modified a handful of A-6A’s to carry this pod until the A-6E TRAM became operational. Next up are options for one of three B-26K’s.  One with nose art and two with stripes.  One of the aircraft with the stripes has in addition the 56th SOW insignia on the tail.  Note that it does not include the usual scroll with the unit identifier on it.  During the Vietnam War era C-140A’s ere used in the combat zone for checking navigation aids.  Our next subject is one of these jets in the SEA camouflage pattern.  Last but not least is a UC-123B Ranch Hand spray aircraft as seen later in its career when it was used as a Candle Stick flare ship.

    Decals will be in a few weeks and will retail for $18.50.

    Mark S. 








  13. Gents,


    Thanks for the kind words.  The B-52E IS EXTERNALLY IDENTICAL TO THE B-52D so it can be built from any B-52D kit.  There have been several conversion kits that will give you the pieces for the B-52F hard-drive alternators.   DB Resins made a B-52G conversion that has them and I believe Cutting Edge did a conversion kit as well in addition to the one Murph mentioned.

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