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Number and Description:
48-085 Last of the
|Contents and Media:
||Two decal sheets;
instruction sheet with a colour cardboard header
perfectly printed; nice colour instructions
||Unknown if they will fit
forthcoming Hasegawa kit.
Reviewed by Rodger Kelly
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CAM Decals 48-085 provides
markings for two F-8E Crusaders of the United States Marine Corps
Ah, gull grey and white - you
just can’t beat it!
First is Bureau number 150675
of VMF (AW)-312 “Checkerboards” when she was the CO’s mount at Da Nang
Air Base, Vietnam in 1966. As with the majority of USMC and USN
aircraft of this era this “Checkerboards” aircraft is bright!
Specific squadron markings
Nose intake warning
triangles suitably filled with the black and white checkerboard.
The black and white
checkerboard that takes up the entire rudder as well as a fair
portion of the base of the fin. There is some careful artwork and
printing here as the entire leading edge of this design is bordered
with a thin red stripe that diminishes to nothing as it runs down
the rudder towards the nose.
The thin red and
yellow stripes for the top of the fin.
The thin red and
yellow striping that ran around the edges of the ventral strakes
(you will have to paint the strakes black first).
The pilot’s name in
red for the fuselage sides beneath the canopy
Other markings include:
DR airwing identifiers for the fin.
Double O modex for the nose and 100s
for the top of the wing flaps.
Marines titles, Bureau numbers and
VMF(AW)-312 titles for the rear fuselage sides.
“Last four” of the Bureau number for
the base of the fin.
Yellow rescue arrows.
Red and white ejection seat
A single piece black stripe decal for
the arrestor hook..
Three piece stars and bars (supplied
on a separate sheet).
Black walkways for the rear
Stencil data is at an absolute
minimum with only the red and white exhaust warning placard, gross
weight, and main gear “no step’ warning supplied.
Next is Bureau number 150318
of VMF (AW)-235 “Death Angels” also depicted when she was based at Da
Nang in 1966.
Squadron markings comprise:
A red triangle
shaped design bordered in white with white stars. This design
covers the entire nose of the aircraft.
A red “bent
triangle” with white stars for the fin. Again, this design is
bordered in white. The artwork and printing of these designs is
first class and faultless.
White stars for the
ventral strakes. As with the previous subject, you will have to
paint the strakes (red this time) before you apply the stars.
The remainder of the decals
for this option are as for the previous subject with the obvious
exceptions of the squadron titles, bureau numbers, airwing identifiers
and modex numbers.
Decal placement is guided by
an A-4 sized black and white sheet that also provides painting notes
for both aircraft. The header card is made of still cardboard which
protects the decal sheets (there are two of them) from creasing. The
header card also has plan views of both aircraft in colour. The
decals themselves are printed by Microscale.
The instruction sheet states
that the recommended kit is the Revell-Monogram F-8. Will they fit
the soon to be released Hasegawa F-8? I guess that we will just have
to wait and see.
Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:
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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