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Hornet's Nest
1/48 Scale F/A-18 Decals


CAM Decals



S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description:

48-114 Hornet's Nest

Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: Decal sheet; instruction sheet with a colour cardboard header
Price: USD$10.00
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: High quality instructions; decals sharply printed and in perfect register
Disadvantages: Formation lights are a bit too bright a shade of yellow.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended


Reviewed by Mick Evans

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CAM has released a new decal sheet for the F/A-18C Hornet in 1/48 scale.

There are two nice schemes for Operation Enduring Freedom printed on each sheet. There are markings for an aircraft from VFA-81 Sunliners and VFA 147 Argonauts.

The colour header sheet is as usual clearly printed in colour. The black and white instruction sheet has all the necessary views of the where the decals belong on each aircraft. The decal sheets are clearly printed and in perfect register. The colours are sharp and the decal film is very fine.

These decals will be a very good replacement for the both the Monogram and Hasegawa 1/48 scale F/A-18s. My only concern is that the formation lights are perhaps a bit too bright a shade of yellow.



The decals themselves, have been printed by Microscale and the art work is by Kamikaze studio concepts.

As usual almost all F18s in USN and USMC except for CAG aircraft are low viz with fairly small markings.

Specifics for this release are as follows:


48-114 1/48 F18C Operation Enduring Freedom

This sheet contains an aircraft from the VFA-147 off the USS John C Stennis, Tail markings are NG. This aircraft is a CAG aircraft and is more colourful then normal. Drawings of the Pentagon and World Trade centres are included for inside of the vertical stabilators and graffiti art has been supplied for the bombs. The graffiti is quite clear and accurate.

The second aircraft is from VFA-81 Sunliners off the USS George Washington, (Red chevron and stars). Tail markings are AA with lightning bolt through them.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Brookhurst Hobbies for the review sample.

CAM Decals are available online from their website at http://www.camdecals.com and from Brookhurst Hobbies

CAM Decals 59 page 2002 color catalog of decals and resin parts is also
now available through the CAM Decals website

Review Copyright 2003 by Mick Evans
This Page Created on 19 February, 2003
Last updated 14 August, 2003

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