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A-3 Killer Whales Part 1

Furball Aero-Design 1/48 A-3 Killer Whales Part 1 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2013 Manufacturer Furball Aero-Design
Subject A-3 Killer Whales Part 1 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48022 Pros Ten colorful subjects
Cons None noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $19.99

First Look

Furball Aero-Design has released their latest decal super set, this time providing part one of a great selection of US Navy A-3 Skywarrior subjects for the recent Trumpeter 1/48 A3D Skywarrior kit. This set provides options for 10 different subjects complete with airframe stenciling and walkways enough for two kits.

A-3 Killer Whales Part 1A-3 Killer Whales Part 1

  • A3D-1 135415, VAH-1, TB/4, USS Shangri-La, 1956
  • A3D-1 135436, VAH-2, BF/6, 1956
  • A-3B 147655, VAH-2, NE/604, USS Coral Sea, 1956
  • A3D-2 138964, VAH-9, AC/00, USS Saratoga, 1958, CAG aircraft
  • A-3B 142664, VAH-11, AB/602, USS Roosevelt, 1964
  • RA-3B 144847, VAP-61, 1966
  • A3D-2 135432, VAH-3, GJ/202, 1963
  • A3D-2 142661, VAH-6, AJ/601, USS Forrestal, 1960
  • A3D-2 138961, VAH-6, AJ/607, USS Forrestal, 1964
  • RA-3B 144840, VAP-61, 1968

The sheet is printed by Cartograf and the printing is very well done. What's more, none of these decals require the modeler to stack multiple layers of markings atop one another to recreate artwork. This trend by some other decal companies of producing multiple-layer decals is unfortunate as it puts the burden on you to do the work of what should have been done by the decal maker.

My sincere thanks to Furball Aero-Design for this review sample!