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A new decal source will delight modellers who favour US Navy subjects

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An enterprising Hungarian modeller is citing the 1980s Hollywood film The Final Countdown as inspiration for beginning to design and sell his own decals.
Péter Zafir, a former mechanic employed on Sukhoi Su-22 Fitter overhauls, says the cult movie instigated an enduring passion for US Navy aircraft, especially those flying from the USS Nimitz. In the Kirk Douglas-starring feature, said vessel enters a storm at sea, and travels back in time just ahead of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor. Péter told Keymodelworld: “I’ve always admired the planes of the US Navy, liked its diversity and found great power in it. This is why I decided to create decals for aircraft aboard Nimitz. But this doesn’t mean I will not plan decals for other aircraft, operated by other countries.”

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His first two subjects, both in 1/72 scale, are legendary types… the F-4 Phantom and F-14 Tomcat. Sheet ZDH72-001 provides markings for ten different F-4Js of VF-74 ‘Be-Devilers’ during the mid-1970s, and is limited to a run of 50, while 72-002 offers four individual F-14As from VF-41 ‘Black Aces’ during 1978 and 1980 (limited to 100 sheets).
The decals, printed by Eduard, are available direct from Péter, who is also considering producing markings in 1/48 scale if demand is sufficient.

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The F-4J sheet costs £17, and the Tomcat item is £8.50, both being subject to a postage fee. For more information, or to order, contact Péter via the ZDH facebook page: www.facebook.com/decals.zafir