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Hornet's Nest
1/72 Scale F/A-18 Decals


CAM Decals



S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description:

72-047 Hornet's Nest

Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: Decal sheet; instruction sheet with a colour cardboard header
Price: USD$9.00
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 1/72 scale.

There are three nice schemes for Operation Enduring Freedom printed on each sheet. These include markings for an aircraft from VFA-94 Mighty Shrikes, VFA-151 Vigilantes and VFA-115 Eagles.

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 all 1/72 scale F/A-18s.

As with all of CAM decals latest F/A-18 sheets 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 F/A-18s in USN and USMC except for CAG aircraft are low viz with fairly small markings.

CAM 72-047 1/72 F18C Hornets

The first aircraft that this sheet contains is from the VFA-94 off the USS Carl Vinson 2001 during Operation Enduring Freedom.

Tail markings are NH. This aircraft is a CAG aircraft and is more colourful than usual. The vertical stabilators are trimmed in red and black. Graffiti art has been supplied for the bombs. The graffiti is quite clear and accurate.

The second aircraft is from FA-151 Vigilantes off the USS Contellation 1995. Tail markings are NE.
The third aircraft is from VFA-115 Eagles (yellow chevron) off the USS Abraham Lincoln 1999.

Tail Markings are NK



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 25 February, 2003
Last updated 14 August, 2003

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