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Number and Description:
48-074 - 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
||Rudder flash fit
is untested on Hasegawa kit.
Reviewed by Paul Gillan
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decal set 48-074 consists of an single 5 ˝” by 7 5/8” full colour
decal sheet with a black and white features two grey over white
Skyhawks from VA55 and VA12. The artwork was done by Kamikaze Studio
Concepts and the decals printed by Microscale.
decals are crisply printed with most of the smaller fonts being quite
legible. The recommended kits are the Hobbycraft or Monogram A-4E/F. I
would think that most of the markings would be quite useable on the
Hasegawa kit with the possible exception of the rudder flashes.
Bu No 154173, “500”, is an A-4F from VA55 “War Horses” that was
serving in CVW-21 on the USS Hancock in 1972. These markings have been
released by other manufacturers and (if memory serves) on a release of
Hasegawa’s 1/72 offering.
The aircraft features a large dark green ‘Nike’ swoosh on the tail and
the avionics hump. A checkerboard pattern and multi colour stripes are
displayed on the rudder. I’m assuming this is a CAG bird.
The unit emblem, a winged seahorse inside a green and white
checkerboard ring, is provided for the intake trunks. There appears to
be a minor error in the artwork where the scroll across the bottom has
a line visible that should not be there. However, try as I might, I
cannot find an image of this aircraft to provide a definitive answer.
Bu No 150009, “407”, is an A-4E from VA12 “Fighting Ubangis” that was
serving in CVW-1 on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1966. These
markings feature a prominent red rudder with black trim, the usual
codes and serials. This aircraft also carries and Efficiency ‘E’.
The unit emblem, a white skull in a red trimmed black circle, has a
minor error on one side in that the teeth of the skull have not been
printed. This will be easily cured by most though with the use of a
bush and carefully applied paint. VA12 aircraft also feature the stars
and bars below the cockpit, a carryover from A4C days perhaps.
A range of stencils including intake, hook, blast and ejection seat
warnings are provided for each aircraft. Eight stars and bars, with
separate red bars are provided as are black walkways and arrestor hook
In summary, this sheet provides two attractive sets of markings for
fans of the Scooter.
Brookhurst Hobbies for
the review sample.
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CAM Decals 59 page 2002 color
catalog of decals and resin parts is also
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