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E-2C

Bingo Decals 1/48 E-2C Hawkeye VAW-110/VAW-113 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review April 2010 Manufacturer Bingo Decals
Subject E-2C Hawkeye VAW-110/VAW-113 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48002 Pros Nice selection of VAW-110 and VAW-113 CAG airframes
Cons Nothing Noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $22.00    

First Look

Bingo Decals has returned with its second release for the Kinetic 1/48 E-2C Hawkeye kit (look here). If you recall our comments on the first release (look here), Bingo Decals has definitely stepped up with some major improvements in this release. This set covers examples from the VAW-110 Firebirds and VAW-113 Black Eagles.

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Markings are provided for six different airframes (five actually, one VAW-110 airframe shows up later in VAW-113 as a Hawkeye 2000). This set is printed by Microscale. Three sheets of color-printed instructions are provided to show decal placement and color schemes for each of these aircraft.

The six (five) aircraft presented in this decal set are:

  • E-2C, BuNo 163537, VAW-110, NJ/350, 1990
  • E-2C, BuNo 164485, VAW-110, NJ/622, 1994
  • E-2C, BuNo 164485, VAW-113, NK/200, CVW-14, USS Ronald Reagan, 2009 (Hawkeye 2000)
  • E-2C, BuNo 160992, VAW-113, NK/200, CVW-14, USS John C. Stennis, 2004
  • E-2C, BuNo 164487, VAW-113, NK/200, CVW-14, USS Abraham Lincoln, 2001
  • E-2C, BuNo 164353, VAW-113, NK/200, CVW 14, USS Carl Vinson, 1994

Bingo Decals has really improved their instructions and have even released a correction decal for the first sheet, so they are very interested in happy customers. Stop by their website and scope out the upcoming releases for the Hawkeye. Nice work!

For more information about this set and the other releases from Bingo Decals, visit their website at http://www.shop.bingodecals.com.

My sincere thanks to Bingo Decals for this review sample!

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