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CED72113 - A-10A "Black
||1/72 under review
Also available as
1/48 scale - CED32036 A-10A "Black Lightning" Special Scheme
1/32 scale - CED48225 A-10A "Black Lightning" Special Scheme
|Contents and Media:
||Double-sided full colour
letter-sized instructions plus notes sheet; decal
Meteor Productions website
||Striking Thunderbolt II
scheme; perfect register; minimal carrier film; good instructions
Reviewed by Rodger Kelly
HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor
Cutting Edge Modelworks CED72113 provides markings for A-10A
78-621 of the 118th Fighter Squadron, (the Flying Yankees)
103rd Fighter Wing, Connecticut Air National Guard
markings are far from what you normally see on A-10s. 78-621 was
especially painted up with yellow edged black lightning bolts to
commemorate the markings worn by 118th Tactical Reconnaissance
Squadron P-51 Mustangs of World War II.
aircraft is in all grey camouflage finish consisting of FS 36320 upper
surfaces over FS36375 lower surfaces. It also sports a false canopy
on the lower surface of the nose that is painted in FS 36118.
supplied markings comprise:
The large lighting bolts for the fuselage. These are one piece
decals (one for either side of the fuselage) and they incorporate
the thin yellow edges as well as the black stencil style national
insignia. The forward edge of the marking is split to ease
The Flying Yankees - 80 Years scripts for the engine pods.
Smaller black and yellow lighting bolts for the outer surfaces of
the vertical stabilisers.
Black CT distinctive unit codes and aircraft serial number, also for
the outer surfaces of the vertical stabilisers
Black stencil style national insignia for the wings.
Grey abbreviated 621 serials for either sides of the nose. Four of
these are provided but the placement guide only shows a need for
Small black 80621 serial for the canopy rail.
Pilot and crew chief names in grey for the canopy rails.
small amount of stencil data is also provided and these include
slime lights for the vertical stabilisers and wing tips, rescue
arrows, ejection seat triangles, earthing points, lift point
insignia and flight refuelling markings for the nose.
decals themselves look to have been printed by Microscale. Everything
is in register and there is minimal film surrounding each design.
placement guide is A4 in size and shows a large left hand side view in
the centre pages and smaller top and bottom views on the back page.
decal sheet and placement guide come packed in a clear plastic zip-loc
scheme is also available from Cutting Edge in 1/48 and 1/32 scale. The
big release in 1/32 scale includes Black Magic self-adhesive vinyl
masks to assist painting.
nice sheet from Cutting Edge.
you want to learn more about the Flying Yankees as well as see
some great reference shots of the subject aircraft, head over to
Philippe Colin's Flying Yankees web page at
Cutting Edge Modelworks for
the review samples..
Cutting Edge Modelworks products,
including Cutting Edge Decals, can be viewed at
Meteor Productions website
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