AOA Decals 1/48 FAC and BS Bomber Oscar Dueces Decal First Look
|Date of Review||October 2020||Manufacturer||AOA Decals|
|Subject||FAC and BS Bomber Oscar Dueces||Scale||1/48|
|Set Number||48017||Pros||Markings for 14 distictive aircraft|
|Cons||Nothing noted||Skill Level||Basic|
AOA Decals is back with a nice set of markings options for Roden's recent 1/48 O-2 Skymaster kit. While I say 'options', I really mean that this set is essential as the stencils and markings in the kit's decals are a bit rough. This set provides sufficient stencils for two aircraft in addition to the 14 USAF and VNAF aircraft subjects.
The aircraft provided in this decal set include:
- O-2A, 67-21304, 1969
- O-2A, 67-21318, 1968/69
- O-2A, 67-21341, 1968
- O-2A, 67-21353
- O-2A, 67-21414
- O-2A, 67-21414 (later markings)
- O-2A, 68-6857
- O-2A, 68-11069, 110 Observation Sqn, VNAF (see note 1)
- O-2A, 67-21398, 1969
- O-2A, 67-21342, 23 TASS, 1968
- O-2A, 67-21418, 23 TASS, 1968
- O-2A, unknown, 21 TASS (?), 'THE FAC', 1969
- O-2B, 67-21447
- O-2B, 67-21458
- O-2B, 67-21469, 1969
Note 1: The VNAF example has the large left-side pilot's window which is not rendered in the kit.
Note 2: The O-2B PsyWar (BS Bomber) has unique details not included in the ICM kit and will have to be scratch-built or await a conversion.
Note 3: 'THE FAC' has appeared in at least one photo from Vietnam but no serial number is shown. If you have a better photo with serial numbers, please let me know!
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!