AoA Decals | 32-009: Intruders from the Sea USN/USMC A-6A, A-6B and KA-6D Intruders in the Vietnam War
Reviewed by LSP_Paul
AoA's 32-009 INTRUDERS FROM THE SEA has some very nice markings options for Vietnam Era Intruders! Let's take a look.
What's in the Set
16 Marking Options Include:
- VMA(AW)-224 Bengals - 5 options: USS Coral Sea 1971-72 (3x A-6A including CAG scheme, 1x A-6B, & 1x KA-6D)
- VA-95 Green Lizards - 2 options: USS Coral Sea 1973 (2x A-6A, including CAG scheme)
- VA-165 Boomers - 4 options: USS Ranger 1967-68 (A-6A), USS Ranger 1968-69 (A-6A), USS America 1970 (A-6A), & USS Constellation 1971-72 (A-6A CAG scheme)
- VA-196 Main Battery - 5 options: USS Constellation 1968-69 (A-6A), USS Ranger 1969-70 (A-6A), USS Enterprise 1971-72 (1x A-6A & x1 A-6B), USS Enterprise 1972-73 (KA-6D)
Accurate stencils provided for one aircraft; however, the stencils provided are complete airframe stencils. The stencil sheet is also available to purchase separately, see 32-002.
Decals also included for MERs and fuel tanks.
One of the things that Sets A0A apart from many decal manufacturers is the EXTENSIVE notes provided to help the modeler get the most accurately detailed and marked model aircraft. I would suggest picking a plane on this sheet and highlighting any specific kit modifications you will need to perform before you start building. AoA gives you pages of detailed information to use in conjunction with your references to correct anything the kit may have molded on prior to you finding out AFTER you missed some miscellaneous detail that shouldn't be on the aircraft as represented by the sheet.
Profiles and Markings
Another one of AoA's strong points is to show you as many views of the markings calling out the specific information to any changes from standard as called out in the side notes. So many colorful aircraft on this sheet!
Printed by Cartograf, you can tell by looking at the sheets they are printed in absolutely the highest quality resolution, in register and appear very thin with minimum carrier film. The Colors appear bright and opaque and should present little problem over the grays and whites of the airframes basic colors.
Another excellent product from AoA! To anybody looking for extremely high quality Early A-6 decals, grab these! This sheet provides visually interesting, historically significant, and thoroughly researched subjects. With all the research and beautifully executed art work AoA has done on this wonderful decal sheet, It seems it would be hard to chose just one Intruder to model! This sheet is definitely a must have for fans of the A-6 Intruder.
Thank you to Steve at AoA Decals for the review sample, and I look forward to seeing what AoA comes out with next.
© LSP Paul 2016
This review was published on Tuesday, April 19 2016; Last modified on Thursday, October 27 2016