Friday, October 15

Preview: A-7E "Sidewinders" 1/48th "The Final Countdown" decals from HADmodels on approach...

To follow on the rest of the "Final Countdown" series inspired by the famous movie, HADmodels have a brand new decal subject, the A-7E from the "Sidewinders"  (& others) coming soon in 48th scale. We look at the info we have on their new "remove after drying technology decal" in our preview...

Preview: A-7E "Sidewinders" 1/48th "The Final Countdown" decals from HADmodels on approach...

A-7E Corsair II VA.86 "sidewinders"
The Final Countdown
From HADmodels
Kit no #48221
The Movie:
"The USS Nimitz (CVN-68) has a date with history. A storm-vortex transports the Nimitz and its crew back in time to Dec. 6, 1941, the day before the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Japanese fleet has been spotted. Is history on the verge of being rewritten?"
This is the Schpeel from the Hollywood movie "The Final Countdown". The 1980 movie that pits the modern US Navy Carrier wing in the form of the USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and its air wing against the Japanese raiders on their way to bomb Pearl Harbour (Sry, spoilerzz­čśŤ)
HADmodels new "Final Countdown" decal sets
Having already made the 1/32nd scale  32080 F-14A Jolly Rogers “The Final Countdown” Series No.1 & the recent S-3 Viking decal in 48th scale #48241 set. More on them at this link.
This decal sheet captures the A-7E Corsair II (BuNo.157510) / VA-86 "Sidewinders" assigned to CVW-8 aboard USS Nimitz (CV-68) on the same cruise. 
"412" is the subject of this release, a good look at it sitting on the tarmac...
The other Sidewinder aircraft is no# "402". Seen here on the elevator of USS Nimitz, moored off England.
Remove after drying technology decal
The remove after drying technology decal sheet decals are applied normally with water,  then after drying you have to wait 24 hours for the decal to set properly. You then peel off the carrier film to have a film-less surface!
Here is a short video of the test of decal from HADmodels - this is just a test! There are more to come in this "Final Countdown" and Remove after drying technology decal range. 

A TEST of the decal on a surface after the clear film is removed...
Another future release from "The Final Countdown" series:
Another aircraft we know of coming in decal form in 48th scale is this other A-7E from the film.  A-7E-13-CV Corsair II (BuNo 158836) from attack squadron VA-82 Marauders in flight in 1980. VA-82 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing 8 (CVW-8) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68).
There is more information on this set and other HADmodels decals and resin improvements on their Website...