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DECAL SHEET REVIEW


Furball Aero-Design Colors and Markings of USAF F-102s Part 1 -- 1:48 Scale


The F-102 Delta Dagger is a truly classic early U.S. jet fighter and a favorite among scale modelers for many decades.  While there hasn’t been a new-tool 1:48 scale F-102 in a long time, Furball Aero Design brings us some long-needed new decals for the Monogram, Revell, ProModeler, and Encore kits (which all share the same molds). 

This is the first installment in Furball’s F-102 Colors and Markings series.  As with their F-14 series, it was made possible with research materials provided by Detail & Scale.  It is designed to complement Detail & Scale's reference books, F-102 Delta Dagger in Detail & Scale (HERE) by Bert Kinzey and Rock Roszak and Colors and Markings of The F-102 Delta Dagger (HERE) by Rock Roszak.  In the interest of transparency and impartiality, I wish to disclose that your reviewer had nothing to do with the development of this sheet.  It gets examined just like any other item that comes by my review bench.

In this set, there are decals for eight different F-102s in various colorful schemes between 1961 and 1969.  Also included are stencil and data decals for two complete jets.

As is always the case, these decals are typical Furball – they are top-notch.  The quality of both the decal design/artwork by Furball and the printing by Cartograf is equally superlative.  It doesn't get any better than this.

The choices in schemes are both great and notably unique, covering these USAF and PACAF jets.  They represent some of the most colorful Delta Daggers that ever existed.  These are a really diverse range of F-102s, and are, speaking personally, some of my favorite and iconic schemes for the Delta Dagger, especially the “Road Runner II Beep Beep” marked Yokota jet, the great tail art on the Zaragoza marked Deuce , and the blue-and-white tail flash with the bulldog on the Bitburg jet.  The William Tell-marked Elmendorf F-102 also brings me back to my first visit to the USAF Museum as a kid that was my first encounter with a Delta Dagger.  Moreover, all the markings options likewise represent jets that were at the literal tip of the spear during some of the hottest years of the Cold War.  The SEA scheme in the last markings option is a good representation of the typical scheme worn by the jet in Vietnam.  There are also various notes on the airframes, including, and perhaps most importantly, which of these markings options have either the Case X or XX wings.  I am also a big fan of the large airframe stencil set in this set.  They are just beautifully done and do not miss a single detail to the best of my knowledge.

Furball Aero-Design does another great job with this set and it will allow scale modelers to model some very classic and classy F-102 schemes.  The high standard of research also shines through on the accuracy of these decals.  Many scale modelers are now undoubtedly looking forward to Part II Colors and Markings of USAF F-102s and beyond.

Many thanks to Furball Aero-Design for the review sample.  You can find them on the web at http://www.furballaero-design.com/default.asp and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FurballAeroDesign

Haagen Klaus
Scale Modeling News & Reviews Editor
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