Fantasy Printshop | Euro Decals ED32-134 North American F-100D Super Sabre Collection Part 4
Reviewed by Iain Ogilvie
This is a follow-up set to 'Part 1', 'Part 2' and 'Part 3' and provides another 3 really colourful natural metal options for the Trumpeter F-100D kit.
As with other Fantasy Printshop decals that we have reviewed, the print quality appears top notch, with good colour density and perfect register, along with a thin and absolutely minimal varnish layer.
Two large sheets are provided, one for the individual aircraft designs, and one for the generic national markings and stencils.
The main sheet is roughly A4 in size - and, as with the other three F-100D sets, very colourful:
The 'generic sheet:
One point I should mention, that cropped up from the earlier reviews of the Euro Decals F-100D sheets, was that the USAF/U.S. AIR FORCE titling should be Insignia Blue, rather than plain black. This is according to Technical Orders of the day - but insignia blue is quite dark and, in most photos, you'd be hard pushed to see the difference.
As with other sheets in the range, printing is on a blue ground making it easier to see all the white printed areas.
Three options are included:
- North American F-100D Super Sabre 55-2950 flown by Colonel C. Banbury, Wing Commander of the 81st Tactical Fighter Squadron, 50th Tactical Fighter Wing, USAFE, based at Toul-Rosieres Air Force Base, France, 1958.
- North American F-100D Super Sabre 56-3417 of the 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 354th Tactical Fighter Wing, USAFE, based at Aviano Air Base, Italy, 1960.
- North American F-100D Super Sabre 56-3020 of the 390th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 366th Fighter Bomber Wing, USAF, based at England Air Force Base, USA, 1957-59.
Printed in colour, the set includes detailed placement instruction that include relevant Humbrol, Xtracolour, Xtracrylix and Lifecolour references where applicable.
Yet another really nice set of decals for the F-100D Super Sabre, with some really colourful examples featured.
Another Highly Recommended set!
This sheet is available directly from Fantasy Printshop.
Our thanks to Ray Horwell at Fantasy Printshop for the review sample.
© Iain Ogilvie 2023
This review was published on Thursday, March 02 2023; Last modified on Thursday, March 02 2023