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Combat Scooters (1)

AOA Decals 1/32 Combat Scooters (1) Decal Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2016 Manufacturer AOA Decals
Subject Combat Scooters (1) Scale 1/32
Set Number 32010 Pros 11 decal options
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $22.50

First Look

AOA Decals has returned with another impressive new set. In this release, we have decal options for 11 different A-4E Skyhawks from the Vietnam air war which are provided on three sheets. This comprehensive set includes a complete set of airframe stenciling as well as the distinctive markings for each of the 11 individual aircraft.

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The subjects included in this set:

  • A-4E, 152091, VA-106, AK/216, USS Intrepid, 1967-68
  • A-4E, 150001, VA-94, NF/401, USS Bon Homme Richard, 1968, Skipper's aircraft
  • A-4E, 152031, VA-94, NF/400, USS Bon Homme Richard, 1969, CAG aircraft
  • A-4E, 152031, VA-94, NF/400, USS Bon Homme Richard, 1970, CAG aircraft
  • A-4E, 151084, VA-94, NF/406, USS Bon Homme Richard, 1970
  • A-4E, 151140, VMA-223, WP/4, Chu Lai AB, 1966
  • A-4E, 151159, VMA-223, WP/19, Chu Lai AB, 1967
  • A-4E, 149661, VMA-223, WP/7, Chu Lai AB, 1969
  • A-4E, 150121, VMA-223, WP/24, Chu Lai AB, 1969 (early)
  • A-4E, 150121, VMA-223, WP/24, Chu Lai AB, 1969 (late)
  • A-4E, 151186, VMA-223, WP/1, Chu Lai AB, 1969

The instructions walk you through the placement of the markings around the Skyhawk airframe. This set is designed for the Trumpeter A-4E/F kit and provides some nice notes on how to correct smaller details to render an accurate Vietnam era Scooter. This set provides airframe stenciling for one example though you can also acquire set 32012 which provides another complete set of stenciling should you wish to render more than one aircraft out of this decal set.

For more information about this set and the other releases from AOA Decals, visit their website at

My sincere thanks to AOA Decals for this review sample!