FCM Decals 1/48 A-4 Skyhawk Part 1 Decal First Look
|Date Review||May 2012||Manufacturer||FCM Decals|
|Subject||A-4 Skyhawk Part 1||Scale||1/48|
|Kit Number||48044||Pros||Three colorful airframes|
|Cons||Nothing noted||Skill Level||Basic|
FCM Decals has an interesting line of aftermarket decals from Brazil. The subjects covered in this line include many Brazilian civil and military aircraft subjects, WWI aircraft, and the occasional look at the aircraft of other nations as well. In this release, we have 10 different marking options covering nine different Skyhawks (one aircraft is offered with two color schemes before and during the Falklands/Malvinas War. These include:
- A-4E, 151072, 11 Sqn, Indonesia, 2004
- A-4E, 149664, 11 Sqn, Indonesia, 1997
- A-4P, 142748, C-236, 5 Fighter Group, Rio Galegos, Argentina, June 1982
- A-4Q, 145004, 3-A-301, 3 Fighter Sqn, Argentine Navy, May 1982
- A-4Q, 144989, 3-A-309, 3 Fighter Sqn, Argentine Navy, May 1982
- A-4P, 142752, C-222, 5 Fighter Group, Rio Galegos, Argentina, May 1982
- A-4P, 142752, C-222, 5 Fighter Group, Rio Galegos, Argentina, June 1982
- TA-4H, 157430, 11 Sqn, Indonesia, 2004
- TA-4KU, N1021, 1 Sqn, Brazil, 2010
- A-4KU, N1005, 1 Sqn, Brazil, 2010
The printing on this sheet is nicely done, and printed by Microscale. There are sufficient stencils on this sheet for one aircraft.
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Thanks to FCM Decal for this review sample.