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A-7D Hot SLUFs Part 2

CED32079

Cutting Edge Decals, 1/32 scale

 
 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number:

CED32079 - A-7D Hot SLUFs Part 2

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 from Meteor Productions website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Interesting camouflage and markings; good instructions; stencil data included; perfect printing and registration
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

 


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FirstLook


Cutting Edge has introduced another fine quality decal sheet depicting schemes for three A-7D Corsairs nicknamed SLUF. This is the second sheet in the Hot SLUFs series.

The decals are designed for the Trumpeter 1/32 scale kit. The decals are superbly printed with good colour saturation and excellent register. As usual the carrier film is ultra thin and my experience with Cutting Edge decals that I have used in the past is that the decals have to be handled carefully and snuggle down into the surface detail well. I always use decal setting solution but this is not necessary. The carrier film then almost totally disappears under a coat of clear.

Very few data decals are provided so you may need to refer to the kit decal sheets for these but full national markings are provided for the 3 aircraft as follows

  1. A-7D of 388 TFW 3rd TFS flown by Lt Riggs based at Korat RTAFB Thailand in Dec 1972. This aircraft was painted in the South East Asia scheme of FS34079, FS34102, FS30219 on the upper surface and FS36622 on the lower surface. The aircraft has a large sharks mouth painted on either side of the intake.

  2. A-7D of the Colorado ANG, 140 TFW, 120 TFS and was the Wing commanders personal jet when they were the winners of the TAC Gunsmoke competition in 1981. This aircraft was painted in the South East Asia wrap around scheme of FS34079, FS34102, and FS30219. The aircraft has a large sharks mouth painted on either side of the intake.

  3. A-7D of 354 TFW flown by Capt Don Cornell based at Korat RTAFB Thailand in Dec 1972. This aircraft was painted in the South East Asia scheme of FS34079, FS34102, FS30219 on the upper surface and FS36622 on the lower surface. The aircraft has the motto World Champs and Speedwell Gunsmoke 81 painted just behind the cockpit on the left hand side.

Highly Recommended

Thanks to Cutting Edge Modelworks for the preview information and images


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Review Text Copyright 2006 by Mick Evans
This Page Created on 03 August, 2006
Last updated 02 August, 2006

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