AOA Decals 1/48 HMM-264 (REIN) Black Knights Decal First Look
|Date of Review||May 2020||Manufacturer||AOA Decals|
|Subject||HMM-264 (REIN) Black Knights||Scale||1/48|
|Set Number||48016||Pros||Seven distinctive subject options|
|Cons||Nothing noted||Skill Level||Basic|
AOA Decals has returned with an interesting compilation of subjects. This set provides a cross-section of aircraft assigned to HMM-264 (reinforced) aboard the USS Bataan during its cruise 2006-2007. This release provides decal options for the Hasegawa 1/48 AV-8B Night Harrier and AV-8B+, as well as options for Academy's 1/48 CH-46E Sea Knight and 1/48 CH-53E Super Stallion.
The subjects included in this set:
- AV-8B, 165597, HMM-264, EH/53, USS Bataan
- AV-8B+, 164126, HMM-264, EH/54, USS Bataan
- CH-53E, 161252, HMM-264, EH/20, USS Bataan, 'Lucky Lady'
- CH-53E, 161521, HMM-264, EH/23, USS Bataan
- CH-46E, 157664, HMM-264, EH/03, USS Bataan
- CH-46E, 157706, HMM-264, EH/04, USS Bataan
- CH-46E, 157673, HMM-264, EH/07, USS Bataan
While there are no color profiles provided for decal placement, the color-printed instructions feature photos of each subject from that cruise along with notes describing paint and details that are recommended to accurately replicate each subject.
For more information about this set and the other releases from AOA Decals, visit their website at www.aoadecals.com.
My sincere thanks to AOA Decals for this review sample!