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1/32 Decals for USN/USMC A-4C Skyhawks in Vietnam War: Combat Scooters (3) for Trumpeter

Manufactured by: AOA Decals

SKU: AOA32-013
Price: AU$107.95

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    Product Description
    Note: This set does NOT include aircraft kit.

    This Part 3 sheet is available in limited quantities and is packaged with AMS Resin's previously released A-4C Skyhawk conversion set for the Trumpeter A-4E/F kit. The conversion set provides the main components to backdate the kit to the earlier A-4C - new short nose, windshield wiper assembly, short intakes, new exhaust, and also includes correct ESCAPAC ejection seat and earlier spoked style wheel hubs.

    Three early war A-4C Skyhawks are provided from three squadrons in Vietnam that are relatively overlooked today compared to other wartime A-4 squadrons, even though all three played significant roles in the war - VMA-214 were deployed to Chu Lai between 1965-67 and both VA-146 and VA-216 deployed on three combat cruises each. The latter two squadrons are represented here with decals from both of their first combat cruises; while VMA-214 is represented with decals for their markings used during the latter part of their Vietnam deployment - initially their aircraft did not have the unique squadron markings on the fuselage or rudder/tail apart from the WE tail code identifier. The somewhat simplified stylized jumping ram/blacksheep on the fuselage carried in Vietnam was further elaborated with additional detail in the later 1960's.

    The set includes 3 marking options:
    - VMA-214 Blacksheep - Chu Lai, South Vietnam, 1966/67
    - VA-146 Blue Diamonds - USS Constellation 1964-65
    - VA-216 Black Diamonds - USS Hancock 1964-65

    Airframe stencils also included.

    Decals also included for drop tanks and helmets for all three schemes.

    How to apply water-slide decals:
    1. Preparation: to achieve better result, a gloss or semi-gloss coat is very important. It will make a smooth layer which the decals will suction to and make it much easier to apply and set them.
    2. Cut out the decal you need (do it on cutting mat)
    3. Grab the decal with tweezers, place it on the surface of the water and leave it for about 20 seconds.
    4. Remove the decal from the water and place it on paper towel to remove any excess water.
    5. Apply decal solution to the part where the decal is to be placed.
    6. Slide the decal off the backing paper on to the model. Using a paint brush or cotton bud is a good way to do this without damaging the decal.
    7. Use the brush, knife or cotton bud to position the decal. Using your paper towel, gently dab the decal and soak up the excess water (decal softener is also recommended at this stage. After applying softener, the decal will suction to the part and flatten out smooth.)
    8. When the decal is completely dry, give another coat of varnish or Klear/Future to seal it.

    • Manufactured by: AOA Decals
    • SKU: AOA32-013
    • Package Weight: 65g
    • 4 Units in Stock

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