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A-7D Hot SLUFs Part 1


Cutting Edge Decals, 1/32 scale


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number:

CED32078 - A-7D Hot SLUFs Part 1

Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: Double-sided full colour letter-sized instructions plus notes sheet; 1 x full-size decal sheet
Price: USD$9.99 each from Meteor Productions website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Interesting camouflage and markings; good instructions; stencil data included; perfect printing and registration
Recommendation: Highly Recommended


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Cutting Edge has released two new decal sheets for Trumpeter's new 1/32 scale A-7D Corsair II.

Part 1 of Cutting Edge's "Hot SLUFs" covers three interesting Air National Guard Corsair IIs.

Two of the aircraft were attached to the Ohio Air National Guard, and are finished in a two-tone grey wraparound scheme. This scheme is topped off with red and yellow tail markings plus the Ohio ANG logo on both aircraft and, in the case of one example, red and yellow chequers on the front of the intake a la 357th Fighter Group Mustangs of WWII. This aircraft also features the red name "Little Sweetie". The second Ohio ANG Corsair II wears the name "Scrappy" on the nose in red and yellow text.

The third aircraft is finished in a two-tone tan and stone wraparound scheme. FS matches are not suggested in this case.

The decals are accompanied by full-colour, double-sided letter sized placement instructions and a monochrome sheet with additional notes covering the application of the decals, a bibliography; plus paint suggestions for Xtracolor, Humbrol, Gunze, Model Master, Floquil, Polly Scale, and ProModeler.

The decals are perfectly printed, thin, in register and with a minimum of carrier film.

I have to admit that I was not originally interested enough to buy one of Trumpeter's 1/32 scale SLUFs, but the colours and markings on this new Cutting Edge sheet have inspired me to do so.

These decals will be welcomed by modellers who want an interesting and different finish to their big Trumpeter A-7D Corsair II kit.

Highly Recommended

Thanks to Cutting Edge Modelworks for the preview information and images

Cutting Edge Modelworks products, including Cutting Edge Decals, can be viewed at
Meteor Productions website

Review Copyright 2006 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 03 July, 2006
Last updated 04 July, 2006

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