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Number and Description:
48-122 - Viking Valhalla
|Contents and Media:
sheets; instruction sheet with a colour cardboard header
complete set of stencils supplied; decals sharply printed and in
Reviewed by Rodger Kelly
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Someone at Custom Aeronautical Miniatures must
like the S-3 Viking as they never seem to tire of producing sheets
This time, CAM has gone back to the days when S-3s wore the gull
grey and white paint scheme with bright and full colour markings.
48-122 is the first of two new S-3A sheets from CAM decals. This
sheet provides markings for a single machine, Bureau Number 159769
of the Atlantic Fleet VS-31 Topcats. The markings depict the
aircraft when it was the Tomcats' CAG bird in 1977 aboard the USS
Independence. The supplied markings are:
700 modex in black for either side of the fuselage and the top of
the right wing. There is also pair of abbreviated 00s for the rudder
as well as a pair of white 700s for the top of the wing flaps. Be
aware that the Esci kit does not feature dropped flaps but it is a
nice touch to include them anyway.
Markings for this colourful aircraft comprise:
A pair of
squadron logo-type black and white cats for the fuselage
Independence as well as NAVY and VS-31 titles for the rear
blocks for the tail
number for the vertical stabiliser
AG Air wing
identifiers for the tail. There are two options provided here.
Firstly, a single decal that includes the blue background and
white stripes as well as the "CAG fan". The second option is
simply the AG and the white stripes. Going with the second
option means that you will have to paint the blue background
yourself as well as slicing the "CAG fan" off the first decal.
The decals themselves have been printed by
Microscale so you know that you will not have any problems with
them. The designs are sharply printed, in perfect register and have
an absolute minimum of decal film surrounding them.
Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:
There are two sheets provided in this set. The
larger sheet provides all of the main markings whilst the second
sheet provides the prominent walkways for the top of the fuselage as
well as the stencil outline of the "donít walk here" areas. A full
set of national insignia is provided as is a pretty comprehensive
set of stencil data including the black stripes for the tail hook.
The placement guide is the standard A-4 sheet with full colour side
profiles (left and right hand sides as well as a plan view of the
The decal sheets and placement guide come packed in a clear plastic
This really is an excellent sheet from CAM Decals. It provides
complete top quality markings for a single machine along with a
comprehensive set of stencil data.
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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