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Hornets' Nest
F/A-18A & B Hornets
Blue Angels 1987 & 2001 Seasons


Custom Aeronautical Miniatures


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: 48-049 - F/A-18A and B Blue Angels 1987 and 2001 Seasons
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: 1 x 1/2 letter sized decal sheet; 1 x letter sized black-and-white instruction sheet; 1 x half-letter colour guide/cover sheet
Price: USD$9.00 from CAM Website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: All seven Blue Angels for both seasons covered, including 2 seaters; thinly printed decals with very narrow carrier film; registration not an issue!
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Brett Green

HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Squadron.com




CAM Decals' focus is modern US aircraft. The Blue Angels have long been a fixture at major American airshows, so it makes sense that they would capture the attention of CAM.

CAM's 1/48 scale "Hornets' Nest" sheet offers markings for fourteen aircraft - all seven Blue Angels team aircraft from the 1987 and the 2001 seasons. It is interesting that all seven aircraft from the 1987 season had been rotated out by 2001. Six of the aircraft in each season are F/A-18A Hornets, and one is a F/A-18B two-seater.

Markings are supplied for one complete aircraft. The decals comprise all seven fin numbers, the large "US Navy" letters for both sides of the lower wing and behind the intake, Bu Nos and pilot details for below the cockpit. The yellow trim on the upper deck, fin tips, stabilator tips and wingtips are also supplied in decal form if the modeler does not feel confident matching the decal colour with model paint.

The decals are printed on thin material with minimal carrier film. Registration is not an issue because virtually all of the markings are printed only in yellow! Instructions are supplied on a single sheet in black and white. The cardboard cover sheet is provided in colour, and gives a good idea of how the subjects will look.

This is an attractive and versatile package for anyone wanting to build a Hornet from a recent Blue Angels season.


Thanks to CAM Decals for the review sample.

CAM Decals are available online from their website at http://www.camdecals.com

Review Copyright 2002 by Brett Green
Page Created 01 September, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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