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Number and Description:
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||One decal sheet;
instruction sheet with a colour cardboard header
spirit of USN bright Squadron markings over Gull Gray and White;
decals sharply printed and in perfect register; stencil data
EA-6A kit long out of production
Reviewed by Rodger Kelly
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Staying with the gull grey and
white theme, CAM 48-061 features Grumman EA-6A Intruders. Two option
are provided, one a ship borne USMC aircraft and the other a US Navy
Bureau number 156992 of VMCJ-2
“Playboys”, when it was aboard the USS Forrestal in 1971. This EA-6A
sports basic by the book camouflage and markings.
Unique markings include:
A fairly complete set of
stencil data and stars and bars complete the markings for this
Next is Bureau number 156984
of VAQ-209 “Star Warriors”, CVWR-20 at Naval Air Station Norfolk in
1978. Again, this option is in the standard colour scheme and
markings of that time period.
The squadron markings consist
This option is also provided
with a further set of stencil data and stars and bars.
The artwork and printing on
this sheet is excellent. Each of the decals is sharply printed and in
perfect register. Even the tiniest of the stencil data decals are
readable under magnification. The decals are very thin and the
carrier film around each decal has been kept to an absolute minimum.
The decals themselves have been printed by Microscale.
Decal placement is guided by a
landscape format A-4 sized page that show both aircraft in profile
with upper left wing plan as well to show the stars and bars as well
as the modex for the flaps and “no step” stencil data. All decals are
numbered to show their placement. Further side profiles are provided
on the cardboard header, this time in full colour. This header also
protects the decals from bending and creasing.
This sheet was specifically
produced for the Revell/Monogram EA-6A 1/48 scale kit. Unfortunately,
this kit has long been out of production. I wouldn’t let that fact
deter you from purchasing this sheet though as it is bound to be
re-released in the future.
This is an
excellent sheet from CAM that captures the US Naval aviation’s era of
bright squadron markings on gull grey and white camouflage perfectly.
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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14 August, 2003
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