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Combat Scooters (4)

AOA Decals 1/32 Combat Scooters (4) Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review September 2016 Manufacturer AOA Decals
Subject Combat Scooters (4) Scale 1/32
Set Number 32014 Pros Six distinctive subject options
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $22.00

First Look

AOA Decals has returned with another interesting set of subjects for the Trumpeter 1/32 A-4E/F Skyhawk kit.Sthis set four provides another six examples from three squadrons during the Vietnam air war.

Combat Scooters (4) Combat Scooters (4)

The subjects included in this set:

  • A-4F, 154190, VA-22, NF/300, USS Bon Homme Richard, 1970, CAG's aircraft
  • A-4F, 154203, VA-22, NF/301, USS Bon Homme Richard, 1970, Skipper's aircraft
  • A-4E, 150121, VA-55, NK/404, USS Ranger, 1965-66
  • A-4E, 155046, VA-55, NP/501, USS Hancock, 1972
  • A-4E, 151127, VMA-211, CF/19, Chu Lai AB, 1968-69
  • A-4E, 152061, VMA-211, CF/6, 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!