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Number and Description:
32-152 Hornets Nest
|Contents and Media:
||Two decal sheets;
instruction sheet with a colour cardboard header
||USD$14.00 (1/32 scale)
||Impressive markings; sharply
printed; perfect register; minimum of decal film;
Reviewed by Rodger Kelly
HyperScale is proudly sponsored by
Custom Aeronautical Miniatures
(CAM Decals) continue to work through the F/A-18 Hornet squadrons and
scale up their previously issued 1/48 scale sheets to 1/32 scale.
32-152 provides markings
Bureau number 164627, the CAG of VFA-15 “Valions” when it was aboard
the USS Enterprise as a part of CVW-8 in 2001.
Overall camouflage finish is
FS 3620 dark ghost grey upper surfaces over FS 36375 light ghost grey,
tan radome that has a small stainless steel tip.
As the aircraft is VFA-15's
CAG bird the squadron markings are in the squadron colours of blue and
yellow. In fact just about all of the markings on the aircraft are in
blue and yellow! These markings are all provided as decals and they
- A stripe that follows the
leading edge of the vertical stabilizers (inside and out) and
extends across the vertical stabilizer beneath the fin cap. The
Word Estocin in cursive script is placed in the centre of the
stripe. This is to signify that VFA-15 won the coveted CAPT Michael
J. Estocin Award for the best F/A-18 squadron in the U.S. Navy.
- The AJ airwing identifier
for the outboard sides of the rudders.
- The squadron insignia of a
lion riding a missile. This insignia is a reincarnation of one
previously used by the squadron when it flew A-4s.
- Navy titles, VFA-15 scripts
for the fuselage spine, 300 modex for the nose and tops of the
- The Atlantic Fleet “Battle
- Selected stencil data
including the intake warning triangles, ejector seat triangles,
exhaust blast warning and arrestor hook warning.
Black decals include:
- The walkways for the
fuselage chines, 300 modex for the tops of the flaps (there is an
extra pair provided as well so you get four in all), Valions scripts
for the drop tanks, CAG and DCAG names for side of the fuselage
underneath the cockpit (both sides), The Bureau number data block.
- A set of slime lights, as
well as a set of full-colour national insignia round out the
markings for this aircraft.
Decal placement is guided by
an A-4 sized sheet that has full-colour left hand side profile drawing
as well as scrap views illustrate details that are not readily evident
and a plan view that shows the upper surfaces.. This sheet also
provides limited colour notes as well as a list of sources used when
the sheet was researched.
The placement guide, decal
sheets (there are two) are packed in a clear plastic zip-loc bag.
The decals themselves have
been printed by Microscale so you know that they will work. They are
all sharp, clear and in perfect register.
The recommended kits are the
Hasegawa and Minicraft ones.
A very good product by Cam
Brookhurst Hobbies for the review sample.
CAM Decals are available online
from their website at http://www.camdecals.com
CAM Decals 59 page 2002 color
catalog of decals and resin parts is also
now available through the CAM Decals website
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