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New 1/72 Decals From Starfighter Decals: USN at Coral Sea & Colorful Dauntless

starfighter-decals-coverMark Tutton at Starfighter Decals graciously sent these two very colorful and great looking sets for review. Both decal sets are of extremely high quality, which we’ve all come to expect from Starfighter Decals.

USN at Coral Sea May 1942

The first set,  USN at Coral Sea May 1942 (Item #72-137), covers three aircraft types: TBD, SBD, and F4F-3 Wildcats. The following aircraft can be built-

  • Two F4F-3s from VF-42 aboard the Yorktown
  • One F4F-3 from VF-2 aboard the Lexington
  • Three SBD-3 from VS-2 aboard the Lexington
  • One SBD-3 from VS-5 aboard the Yorktown
  • and one each TBD-1 from VT-2 and VT-5

In addition, Mark has included markings “for the SBD-3 photographed after the battle re-painted to promote the exploits of Ens. Lippa and Radioman Liska.” Markings are provided for 1 complete aircraft of each type. Color placement guide with information about each aircraft and builders notes included.

This is a 3rd set from mark’s themed decals for early Pacific War US aircraft, the other two being Pearl Harbor Defenders & USN at Midway 3-7 June 1942. If you are a fan of early-war USN aircraft, you need to get these sets! Price is US$12.00 plus shipping.

Colorful Dauntless

For fans of pre-war USN aircraft, Starfighter Decals has some very colorful options for you. Also newly released is the Colorful Dauntless set (Item #72-138). This contains markings for three aircraft:

  • SBD-1 VMB-1 1-MB-7 MCAS Quantico
  • SBD-2 2-B-4 (use -3 kit), VB-2 Douglas Plant
  • SBD-1 VMB-2 Red Devils 2-B-1 MCAS North Island

National Insignia for 1 aircraft and color placement guide included. Price is US$6.00 plus shipping.

Both of these decal sets are very rich in color, and in perfect register. They are produced by Cartograph, so you can be assured of the highest quality and performance from these decals.

Thanks again Mark for sending these great looking decals for review!