Cybermodeler Online

Celebrating 24 years of hobby news and reviews




The appearance of U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Defense, or NASA imagery or art does not constitute an endorsement nor is Cybermodeler Online affiliated with these organizations.


  • Facebook
  • Parler
  • Twitter
  • RSS
  • YouTube

Low-Viz SLUFs

Furball Aero-Design 1/48 Low-Viz SLUFs Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2018 Manufacturer Furball Aero-Design
Subject Low-Viz SLUFs Scale 1/48
Set Number 48068 Pros 21 distinctive schemes
Cons None noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $25.99

First Look

Here's another nice new release from Furball Aero-Design. This set covers a sampling of A-7E Corsair IIs from each of the active squadrons during the 1980s after the low-visibility camouflage schemes were in full-force. Let's take a look:

Low-Viz SLUFsLow-Viz SLUFsLow-Viz SLUFs

The examples presented here include:

  • A-7E, 157452, VA-12, AG/400, USS Eisenhower, 1985, CAG aircraft
  • A-7E, 159283, VA-15, AE/303, USS Independence, 1984
  • A-7E, 157586, VA-15, AC/300, 1986
  • A-7E, 160726, VA-22, NH/300, USS Enterprise, 1988, CAG aircraft
  • A-7E, 160537, VA-22, NH/301, USS Enterprise, 1988, Skipper's aircraft
  • A-7E, 157485, VA-27, NK/407, USS Constellation, 1983
  • A-7E, 160617, VA-37, AE/300, USS Forrestal, 1988, CAG aircraft
  • A-7E, 158831, VA-46, AB/311, USS America, 1987
  • A-7E, 159644, VA-56, NF/414, USS Midway, 1984
  • A-7E, 160715, VA-66, AG/303, USS Eisenhower, 1984
  • A-7E, 160560, VA-81, AA/407, USS Saratoge, 1986
  • A-7E, 160553, VA-83, AA/303, USS Saratoga, 1986
  • A-7E, 160563, VA-86, AJ/410, USS Nimitz, 1986
  • A-7E, 160554, VA-93, NF/303, USS Midway, 1985
  • A-7E, 160273, VA-97, NL/300, USS Vinson, 1989, CAG aircraft
  • A-7E, 160873, VA-105, AE/400, USS Forrestal, 1989, CAG aircraft
  • A-7E, 159279, VA-105, AE/412, USS Forrestal, 1985
  • A-7E, 155273, VA-146, NE/312, USS Kitty Hawk, 1984
  • A-7E, 158012, VA-147, NE/400, USS Kitty Hawk, 1984, CAG aircraft
  • A-7E, 157460, VA-147, NE/407, USS Kitty Hawk, 1984
  • A-7E, 157475, VA-195, NG/404, USS Ranger, 1983

This set provides markings for 21 aircraft options, with stenciling to support at least two models. Especially noteworthy is the VA-22 example which featured a three-gray wrap-around camouflage scheme. Other decal companies have released markings for this aircraft, but only provide a left-side profile in the instructions leaving you to try to find information to paint the model. The instructions in this set provide four-views and FS595 colors to replicate that scheme as well as equally relevant instructions for the two-gray schemes also rendered in this set.

This set was designed for the Hasegawa (or Revell/Germany) kit though it can be adapted for the HobbyBoss kit.

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