Aeromaster 48-551 for S-3 and ES-3

Units: VS-38 and VQ-5


$9.50 ($7.00 at NA Hobbies)


Scott Van Aken

Adding to the material of the previous S-3 sheet comes these two low-vis schemes.

First is a VS-38 CAG bird from 1998. A colorful tail scheme on this one.

The other is a rather nattily painted VQ-5 Sea Shadow with large areas of black on the leading edges of the fin and wings. This scheme is also from 1998.

Again, there are no paper references for the modeler to verify the markings and get other detail information on these aircraft.

However, either will be a nice change from the norm on your next ESCI/AMT Viking or Sea Shadow. Again, the kit will have to be modded to portray an S-3B if that is your choice. I do believe that Eduard makes a brass set that will help in this regard.

Review sheet courtesy North American Hobbies, where you can get everything at 20-30% below retail.

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