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CED48207 - EA-6B
Prowlers Part Three
|Contents and Media:
||Double-sided full colour
letter-sized instructions plus notes sheet; 1 x full-size decal
Meteor Productions website
||Two more interesting subjects
representative of TPS painted Prowlers; high quality
instructions; FS colour
equivalents and model paints quoted.
||Minimal stencil data
Reviewed by Rodger Kelly
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This is the last of Cutting
Edge’s three sheets featuring the Grumman EA-6B Prowler. Again, this
sheet features two Atlantic based squadrons both sporting the same
camouflage scheme of FS 36320 dark compass grey over FS 36375 light
Bureau number 158039 of
whilst it based on the USS George Washington as a part of CVW-7.
This Prowler features red
markings with black shadowing, unusual to say the least. The fin
features a full colour eagle that appears to be breaking out of the
dark compass grey camouflage. Interestingly, the marking is
provided as a single design. The full fin markings of the other two
prowler sheets have been supplied with cut-outs for the Band 1 and 2
antennas. Whilst I have no doubt that the decal will settle over
these antennas with the aid of settling solution this is a departure
from the way Cutting Edge have treated the positioning/settling issue
that these large decals will pose. Superimposed over the eagle is a
black with white shadowing AG airwing identifier. Full colour stars
and bars round out the markings for what is a visually striking EA-6B.
The other Prowler is Bureau
number 162934, a drab looking machine of VAQ-132 “Scorpions” as based
on the USS Saratoga.
markings are definitely lo-viz with black:
- Navy titles, ship’s name,
VAQ-132 titles for the rear fuselage.
- AA airwing identifiers for
- Large 623 nose and wing
- Smaller 623 modex for both
sides of the fin and the rear of the tail cap radome.
- Stars and bars.
- Arrestor hook and “beware
of blast” stencil data.
- Plane Captain’s name for
the forward equipment compartment door.
The Bureau number, intake
warning triangles and rudder “scorpions” are grey with the latter
design outlined in black. The only colour on this aircraft is the
red of the tiny missiles that form part of the mission log for the
left hand side of the nose.
As with the other two Prowler
sheets, there is no stencil data provided.
Decal placement is guided by a
full colour double-sided A-4 sized sheet.
With these three sheets,
Cutting Edge has provided the modeller with markings for six different
EA-6Bs. The subjects chosen are truly representative of the evolution
of TPS painted Prowler markings over the years. Now Cutting Edge, any
chances of a “Prowlers Part 4” featuring gull grey and white EA-6Bs?
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including Cutting Edge Decals, can be viewed at
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