Thunderjets over Korea Part III

Retail price: $6.70

The Tamiya F-84G, being the current definitive 1/48th scale kit of the subject, is a worthy subject of aftermarket decals. AeroMaster released three sets of Korean War decals for the Tamiya kit. This is set number 3 of 3.


Thunderjets over Korea Part III supplies decals for three subjects, on two sheets, along with two colorful information sheets plus an instruction sheet. This set is for FS-478-A, FS-460, and FS-535-C. As with the yellow on Part I of this series, AeroMaster's interpretation of the yellow tends more toward orange. FS-478-A offers a red and white alternative to the yellow and black seen on three of the other schemes in this series. FS-460 is also one of the schemes offered with the Tamiya kit; there are minor differences in the interpretation of scheme details, especially on the auxiliary tanks. FS-535-C is an attractive red, yellow, and blue scheme, and includes rows of red -- or should they be yellow; the decals are red, the instruction sheet shows yellow -- bombs on the fuselage. It should be noted that FS-535-C was an E, not a G. As the Tamiya kit is a G, the appropriate panel lines, the refueling door lines, and the auxiliary intake doors should be deleted to correctly represent the E model.

Registration is perfect on both sheets, and the colors look great. Also, both the decal base and the inks appear to be thinner than those used for the Tamiya kit decals. I have not used any of the AeroMaster Thunderjet decals at this writing. My two unbuilt Thunderjets are for another project, so I will not be using these decals in the near future. However, based on my experience with other AeroMaster decals, and the appearance of these sheets, it is safe to say they are well worth the purchase price.

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AeroMaster Thunderjets over Korea Part III,
sheet A on the left and sheet B above.

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This AeroMaster decal set is reasonably priced at $6.70. If one of these three subjects is your intended model, don't hesitate to buy these excellent decals.

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