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Number and Description:
48-043 - Heinemann's Hot
|Contents and Media:
||One decal sheet;
instruction sheet with a colour cardboard header
markings; decals sharply printed and in perfect register; stencil
data included; honest instructions regarding degree of difficulty
of rudder stripes.
||No OOB offering
of an A-4M Skyhawk; no stars and bars offered.
Reviewed by Paul Gillan
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48-043 consists of a 5 ˝” by 7 5/8” full colour decal sheet. This
decal set focuses on two grey over white Skyhawks from VMA-311 and
Again, the artwork was done by Kamikaze Studio Concepts and the decals
printed by Microscale. As with the other CAM/Microscale decals, the
sheet is crisply printed and in register with the smaller fonts being
quite legible. The recommended kits are the Hobbycraft or ESCI A-4M
and the Hobbycraft or Monogram A-4E/F.
No 158193, “07”, is an A-4M from VMA-311 “Tomcats” based at MCAD El
Toro in 1977.
This sheet provides the unit emblem, a cat reclining on a bomb on a
red heart inside a red trimmed yellow circle. Try saying that quickly
twice. Red rudder trim is provided though the instructions recommend
painting. I like to see that sort of honesty on a sheet. The
manufacturers aren’t saying their decals are hard to use, just that
gumbies like me will screw up the application. This jet also features
a large alley cat leaning against the rudder. Try as I might I can’t
find the picture of this jet on the net again. It is out there
somewhere. It is a very striking scheme though.
Bu No 151054, “207”, is an A-4E from VA-192 “Golden Dragons” that was
serving on the USS Ticonderoga in 1967.
This aircraft has a fairly simple scheme of a black trimmed yellow
chevron that follows the contour of the intake warning and a yellow
tip for the tail. If you want to do a standard squadron scheme, not
the CAG aircraft provided in the Hasegawa kit, then this is the sheet
As with the other sheets I’ve reviewed from CAM, a range of stencils
including intake, hook, blast, arrestor hook stripes and ejection seat
warnings are provided for each aircraft. Black walkways are also
provided. However, no stars and bars are provided in this sheet. Most
modellers will have these in their kits though.
This is a nice sheet and a win for the guys wanting Marine Skyhawks.
Now if Hasegawa would only do an A-4M. And a TA-4J…….
Brookhurst Hobbies for
the review sample.
CAM Decals are available online
from their website at
http://www.camdecals.com and from
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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