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Custom Aeronautical Miniatures 2002 Catalogue


CAM Decals


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description:

2002 Catalogue

Scale: Not Applicable
Contents and Media: Soft Cover, 59 pages, full colour throughout
Price: Available through CAM Decals Website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Helpful hard copy; organized by product type and scale; full colour
Disadvantages: May be better as updatable ring-binder publication to provide for new releases
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Rodger Kelly

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Now here is something you don’t see everyday - a paper catalogue!

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.

1/48 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 32 S005.

The fledgling 1/24 scale consists of just three sheets 24-001 to 24-003.

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.


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 Rodger Kelly
This Page Created on 19 March, 2003
Last updated 14 August, 2003

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