S u m m a r y
Number and Description:
|Contents and Media:
||Soft Cover, 59 pages, full
Available through CAM Decals
||Helpful hard copy; organized
by product type and scale; full colour
||May be better as updatable
ring-binder publication to provide for new releases
Reviewed by Rodger Kelly
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Now here is something you don’t see everyday - a
Given the Internet boom, it is not often that a
company commits funds to produce paper catalogues when it is much
easier and far more cost effective to simply up-date your website.
Having said that though there are still a lot of modellers who prefer
to have hard copy information at hand when researching their next
project and this product certainly caters for the latter.
CAM’s 2002 catalogue spans their range of 1/72, 1/48 1/32 and 1/24
scale decals as well as their 1/32 and 1/35 scale resin sets.
The catalogue is broken into sections according to scale. It commences
with 1/72 progresses through 1/48, 1/32 and ends with their 1/24 scale
decals. In essence, CAM has reproduced the full-colour artwork that
appears on the header card in each decal pack. It shows each of the
options in full colour as well as a brief description of each
aircraft. The resin sets follows the decal section. There is a drawing
of each item but this time they are in black and white.
The catalogue spans 72-001 through 72-049 for aircraft as well as
72-A001 through 72-A30. The “A” sheets include formation light panels,
stencil letters, Russian stars and German swastikas.
scale goes from 48-001 to 48-112 and 48-A001 to 48-A024 with a further
“S” series (48-S001 to 48-S005). The “S” denoting stripes.
1/32 ranges from 32-001 to 32-149, 32A-001 to 32-A026, and 32-S001 to
The fledgling 1/24 scale consists of just three sheets 24-001 to
The 1/32 scale resin sets commence at R32-001 and end with R32-056
whilst the 1/35 scale range covers R35-001 to R35-005.
The 59 page book itself is A-4 with soft back glossy card covers. The
pages themselves are all good quality glossy paper and the printed
images are all sharp and clear.
A minor nit-pick, and I stress that this is my personal opinion only,
is that I would have preferred to see the catalogue issued in an
unbound, loose-leafed format that you can file in a four ringed
binder. Given the rate at which CAM issues decal sheets the catalogue
will soon be out of date – which it already is as there 1/48 scale
sheets alone are up to issue 48-116. This way, keeping up to date
would be far easier as CAM would only have to issue a few sheets at a
time rather than having the whole catalogue re-printed.
This is a well presented product from CAM that will no doubt find its
way onto the shelves of many modeller’s libraries.
Brookhurst Hobbies for the review sample.
CAM Decals are available online
from their website at http://www.camdecals.com
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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