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Wolfpak December 2017 Release

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Folks:  Here are the latest sheets from Wolfpak Decals.  Will get images up as soon as I can figure with who to host them or if I can hotlink directly to my website.

Sheet 72-112 – The Devil’s Fork – $18.00 - First up from the most colorful era in Naval Aviation is a F4D-1 from VF-74.  It is followed by the F-18E from VFA-87 which downed a Syrian SU-22 this year.  From the Vietnam War the first TISEO equipped F-4E which was deployed to Da Nang for operational testing in combat.  A SU-22 in Syrian markings follows.  There are many units celebrating their 100th anniversary’s this year in the USAF.  The next subject is in anniversary markings of the 107th FS of the Michigan ANG.  Finally, options for one of two MC-130H’s, as requested.

Sheet 72-113 - Fighting Cocks - $11.00 – Starting off this sheet is a F/A-18D of VMFA-533 with the ATARS nose.  There are several conversion kits that allow you to do this variant of the Hornet.  A recent AV-8B+ Harrier from VMA-211 before their transition to F-35B’s is next.  Norway recently took delivery of their first 3 F-35A’s assigned to an operational unit.  Our next subject is one of these aircraft.  Alternative markings are for the commander’s jet of the 4th FS of the 388th FW at Hill AFB.  Note that this is a recently built F-35A without the lighter grey RAM tape/panels.  A Naval Reserve RF-8G in TPS markings using a light blue for some follows.  To round up this sheet is a F-15C from the 67th FS during the late 90’s at Kadena AB.

Sheet 12-17 – Thank You -  My complements with an order of $36.00 not to include shipping.  A SNJ-5 in Civil Air Patrol (wish we had one of these in Ohio when I was a member) markings starts off this sheet.  Jack Broughton, who wrote the book; “Thud Ridge”, flew the next aircraft on this sheet, “Alice’s Joy”, named for his wife.  The YHH-53C, prototype for the successful MH-53 series follows.  During WWII an experiment titled “Project Yehudi” sought to light aircraft to make them invisible by German submariners saw lights placed on B-24’s.  This experiment was tried again during the Vietnam War and called “Compass Ghost.”  A F-4C was used in this experiment in both lighted and unlighted configurations and with white or grey over white paint schemes.  Decals are provided for both.  The last subjects on this release are a pair of QF-86E drone conversions used by the Army at White Sands.  There are enough decals to do both aircraft.

Waiting on the arrival of the decals from the print shop so they should be on sale with a week or so.

 

http://millcreekconsultants.com/WP72-A112.html

http://millcreekconsultants.com/WP72-A113.html

http://millcreekconsultants.com/WP72-12-17.html

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Cool, I’d be willing to bet we’re going to start seeing a lot of that Hornet soon lol.

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TPS RF-8G???  SWEET!!!!!!!! This is exactly the motivation I need to get my RF-8G started.

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A correction for your AV-8B Harrier scheme. The correct colors are 36118 for the top and 35237 for the bottom, not 36320 as noted. All stencil data and service markings would be in the opposing color.

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Dave,  Thanks for the correction.  The decal artwork is correct but missed the colors on the profile.  

 

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The sheets are beautiful like always,and another ATARS option!

The only small regrets is that still don't exist an OIF ATARS bird...

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Nice, those Sabres are actually ex Canadair Mk 5.s

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Phantom,

 

Yes, they are Canadair CL-13A MK-5's which the Army had Flight Systems purchase and modify for the drone role.  They were all registered with the FAA hence the "N" numbers.  When this was done they were designated QF-86E's by the Army.  A total of 55 jets were purchased.  

 

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Gentlemen,  The decals are in, website updated and the buttons are hot!

 

Two Questions:

1. Does anyone still want additional copies of sheet 72-086 the RAM panels for the F-35A?  

2. What subjects would you like to see next year?

 

Mark

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Speaking for myself, I would like to see decals for F-14A VF-1 that shot down Iraqi Mi-8 in Desert Storm and Michael Estocin A-4 VA-192 from Vietnam

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16 minutes ago, Slobodan said:

Speaking for myself, I would like to see decals for F-14A VF-1 that shot down Iraqi Mi-8 in Desert Storm and Michael Estocin A-4 VA-192 from Vietnam

 

+1,and naturally the aforomentioned OIF ATARS F-18Ds.I'll like to see for ODS also the Tornado GR.1 Awesome Annie,one of the better pin-up of the war...

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Mark,

 

Interesting Phantom with the Yehudi lights -- know of any source for the light assemblies ... or diagrams?

 

I had to look up "Yehudi" (DUH) and learned that:

 

During the Vietnam War, Yehudi lights were again tried, this time mounted to an F-4 Phantom painted in a dull blue-and-white camouflage pattern. The experiment reduced by 30% the distance at which an observer visually acquired the Phantom.

 

 Is the airplane you researched the same one that was tested  ... with a different camo pattern? Probably Thailand based ?

 

Gene K

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Gene,

 

The only photos I have show the aircraft at Eglin AFB in Florida.  Could not find any from Thailand although that doesn't mean it wasn't tested there.  I'll shake the bushes and see what  additional I can find about the aircraft.  The color is very close to dark gull grey.  Thought it might have been dark ghost grey but it isn't that blue.  It may well be a custom mix from the nearest Sherwin-Williams store.  There are no sources for the lights.  I had thought of having them cast but finding someone to do the clear is difficult.  Getting into the chemistry they are so small even in 1/48 let alone 1/72 that even if baked the clear would still be sticky due to the length of the polymer chain.  It won't cure they tell me.  I will draw the light assembly in scale and post it on my website.  You will be able to import it in to a Word file and print it.  Give me a few days.

 

Mark

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36 minutes ago, Mark S. said:

The only photos I have show the aircraft at Eglin AFB in Florida. 

Thanks, Mark.

 

My assumption would be that the same one-off aircraft  in the same camo was the one tested "during the Vietnam War" --  assuming that the camo complemented the lights. I assumed Thailand because that's where most of the air-to-air missions originated.

 

Would be great is you dug up some real info (vice my assumptions).  :worship:

 

Gene K

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