AOA Decals | 32-026: Intruder Airframe Stencils & Markings (High-Viz) A-6A, A-6B, A-6E, A-6E TRAM & KA-6D
Reviewed by Brian Leitch
This is another brand new release of markings from AOA Decals, this time around, a full set of stencils for the 1/32nd Trumpeter A-6 series of kits, as well as potentially working well with 1/32nd Combat Models A-6E Intruder, and the I.D. Grumman A-6 Intruder.
Just like the other AOA A-6 decal reviews, the history of the Intruder has been covered extensively so I won't go over the long and storied history of the A-6 here, but will instead, concentrate on the decals themselves.
What You Get
The sheet we are going over is 32-026 - INTRUDER AIRFRAME STENCILS & MARKINGS (High-Viz) A-6A, A-6B, A-6E, A-6E TRAM, & KA-6D.
This AOA decal sheet provides the extensive A-6 Intruder airframe stencils and markings for one aircraft (A-6A, A-6B, A-6E, A-6E TRAM, or KA-6D) in the original high-visibility Navy light gull grey and white camouflage scheme.
The AOA decal set contains enough data/stencil markings and their placement guide, to provided for one complete airframe. The stencil sheet is exceptionally complete and this new updated version of previous sheet 32-002 has now been expanded to include a few additional markings that were not included in that release, including: main and nose landing gear placards, walkway outline stripes, red engine intake warning markings, "A-6B" identifications, original style fuselage formation lights, radome latches (red & white), & tailhook stripes.
This very complete stencil decal sheet is printed by Cartorgaf in Italy, is very opaque yet thin, the artwork is very clearly legible under magnification and the printing is all in perfect register and bright. The decal sheet itself is extremely professionally done, and all colors are bright and as they should be for all stencils. The carrier film on this AOA sheet is so thin as to be almost imperceptible, even on the many stencil letter surrounds, and significant effort is needed to even see it on the sheet. The decals are very well done, and it should be very useful to anyone planning a 1/32nd A-6:
If you are planning on building a 1/32nd A-6 Intruder, this is a must have sheet for you, as its is very well documented, and very complete, including full documentation and placement guide.
This AOA sheet is a BIG step above the stencils provided in the kit, and the instructions and documentation alone make this one of best ways to complete your 1/32nd A-6 kit.
These A-6 decal sets from AOA are everything you look for in after market decals; clear, precise, opaque and in perfect register with full documentation and stencil placement to go with it. HIGHLY recommended!
32-026 - INTRUDER AIRFRAME STENCILS & MARKINGS (High-Viz) A-6A, A-6B, A-6E, A-6E TRAM, & KA-6D - $13.00 (FREE shipping within US).
Thank you to Steve at AOA Decals for the review sample.
© Brian Leitch 2018
This review was published on Thursday, November 15 2018; Last modified on Thursday, November 15 2018