About the Company
AOA is a newer decal company and they are a purpose driven. AOA’s goal was to fill the gap of a lack of decals for Marine and Navy aircraft on the aftermarket scene and boy what a way to make an entrance by going to the 1/32 Trumpeter A-6/A-6E Tram models. For those of you looking for large scale Navy Markings keep AoA on your priority list.
What’s on the Sheet?
This Particular sheet covers four USN Tram intruders from the Cold war through Desert Storm.
The aircraft covered are as followed:
- A-6E Tram AG-500 (160995) – USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (1981/82)
- A-6E Tram AJ-500 (161675) – USS Theodore Roosevelt (1991)
- A-6E Tram AJ-503 (155620) – USS Theodore Roosevelt (1991)
- A-6E Tram AJ-511 (159314) – USS Theodore Roosevelt (1990/91)
The Decals are extremely bright and colorful with very little carrier film, AOA has used Cartograf to handle their printing needs and anyone who knows about Cartograf know you are getting what you paid for with live colors, quality, and accuracy. And to be honest, who wouldn’t want a giant decal with Garfield with a baseball bat and flight helmet on their intruder lol.
These decals come with a total of 4 pages of diagrams for decal placement and stencil locations, which there is not many included but the tram sheet from trumpeter is huge and you will have plenty of leftovers and extras. The other addition AoA has included is a Trumpeter specific sheet that tells you of modifications needed to model an accurate tram when using their sheet.
I did not notice any particular color callouts or specific brands of paints recommended so I would assume use whatever fancies you and makes you happy.
My thanks to IPMS and AOA models for giving me the opportunity to review these decals and have an added choice to my Inventory as I have both Intruders from Trumpeter in my stash.