This is a new decal sheet from Iliad Design, sheet number 48039.

The only other decals in this scale I see out there are by Caracal but there might be more out there for the T-38C. Caracals sheet gives you more of the standard trainer paint scheme.

This sheet from Iliad Design gives you 6 unique designs for the T-38C when an aircraft was given a special heritage paint scheme used on an aircraft from the past, such as a D-Day scheme.

There’s no mention of a specific kit for this set so they should work with the Trumpeter, Wolfpack or Sword kits of the T-38C.

Inside the bag:
Inside the bag we have:

  • One double-sided colour sheet of instructions
  • One 14.5 cm by 20.5 cm decal sheet

Instructions:

The instructions are a single-sided full colour sheet and cover 5 decal/painting schemes:

  • T-38C, 50th FTS, Columbus AFB. Painted as a pursuit a/c of 1941.
  • T-38C, 90th FTS, Sheppard AFB. Scheme commemorating the P-47s of the 90th Pursuit Group in WWII.
  • T-38C, 469th FTS, Sheppard AFB. Painted to commemorate a Vietnam-era F-4 Phantom.
  • T-38C, 585th FTS, Hollman AFB. D-Day scheme.
  • T-38C, 49th FTS, Columbus AFB. Painted to commemorate P-38 Lightnings of the 49th Fighter Sqn in WWII.

The front shows port side views of all 5 aircraft and also a starboard view of the Vietnam era painted aircraft. The front of the sheet also gives information about the ‘ballast box’ that some of the aircraft have fitted.┬áThe reverse of the sheet gives top and bottom views of all 5 designs.

There’s lots of extra information on the sheet to help you get your painting correct. You’re told the width of the D-Day invasion stripes in real life and in 1/48 scale. As mentioned the ballast box is explained. Each design has notes specific to it that will help get things perfect.

Conclusion:

Another very nice decal sheet from Iliad Design with excellent instructions and an interesting selection of themes.

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