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Intruder's Sandbox

AOA Decals 1/48 Intruder's Sandbox Decal Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review July 2016 Manufacturer AOA Decals
Subject Intruder's Sandbox Scale 1/48
Set Number 48007 Pros Seven decal options
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $19.00

First Look

AOA Decals continues to produce some outstanding decal sets and this latest is no exception. Designed for the Hobby Boss 1/48 A-6E TRAM kit, this set offers seven subject options.

Intruder's Sandbox Intruder's Sandbox

The subjects included in this set:

  • A-6E (TRAM), 155602, VA-34, AB/502, USS America, 1986, Libya strikes
  • A-6E (TRAM), 161676, VA-55, AK/503, USS Coral Sea, 1986, Libya strikes
  • A-6E (TRAM), 161685, VA-85, AA/501, USS Saratoga, 1986, Skipper's aircraft, Libya strikes
  • A-6E (TRAM), 155661, VA-35, AA/501, USS Saratoga, 1991, Skipper's aircraft, Desert Storm
  • A-6E (TRAM), 152953, VA-35, AA/505, USS Saratoga, 1991, Desert Storm
  • A-6E (TRAM), 161689, VMA(AW)-533, ED/403, Shaikh Isa AB, Bahrain, 1991, Desert Storm
  • A-6E (TRAM), 154158, VMA(AW)-533, ED/410, Shaikh Isa AB, Bahrain, 1991, Desert Storm

The instructions walk you through the placement of the markings around the Intruder airframe plus detail notes outlining modifications to your model for given subject. This set is designed for the Hobby Boss 1/48 A-6E (TRAM) kit and provides some distinctive options for your Intruder build with markings even for the crew helmets.

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!