Decals

Reviews of scale model decal sets.

T-45C Goshawk Decals

Published: June 27th, 2015     
T-45C Goshawk Decals
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette, IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/72
Company: Caracal Models

Caracal Models has scaled down their 1/48 T-45 series into 1/72, which can fit the Testor’s/Italeri version of the kit. The decal set comes with five options, which are:

F-15C/D Lakenheath Eagles

Published: June 24th, 2015     
F-15C/D Lakenheath Eagles
Reviewed by: David Morrissette, IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/48
Company: Caracal Models

Lakenheath is host to the largest deployment of United States Air Force personnel in the United Kingdom and one of the most important planes in their inventory is the F-15 Eagle. The Eagle is becoming a venerable plane having first debuted in 1976 but is still very capable and Caracal has honored this by producing a sheet for four F-15C’s all with kills and one F-15D all from Lakenheath.

The set comes an excellent color cover showing all four options. Left and right profile shots of all four options are also included with stencil and markings placement. Color call outs are also included. There is also a note included that all aircraft depicted have had the MSIP II conversion so that is why the Great Wall Hobby kit is the recommended kit over the Hasegawa/Tamiya/Monogram offerings. Also, this group of planes is well documented and pictures can be found all over the Internet.

USAF T-6G Texan

Published: June 23rd, 2015     
USAF T-6G Texan
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette, IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/32
Company: Caracal Models

Kittyhawks 1/32 scale model of the T-6 Texan was very well received and the buildup models with the kit decals look great. The T-6 was widely used as a trainer and over 15,000 were built. Caracal Models has released a set of excellent markings which depict the T-6 as USAF trainers from the 1950’s. The markings cover:

  • T-6G Texan 49-2910, Hondo AFB, Texas 1954
  • T-6G Texan 49-3477, Columbus AFB, Mississippi 1955

Both planes are FS33538 Chrome yellow overall and are a nice change from the kit markings. Inside the package, there is a folded booklet of full color instructions showing all the needed plane views and profiles for each plane with decal placement and color call outs (chrome yellow and black). A standard size decal sheet is included and is printed by Microscale. Registration is excellent and all the stencils needed for one aircraft are included.

This is a simple set and a welcome one to get the T-6 back to its training roots. In summary, excellent preparation and artwork coupled with Microscale excellent decals and an attractive scheme make this a must have set for the T-6. Recommended!

C-45 Expeditor Part 2

Published: June 23rd, 2015     
C-45 Expeditor Part 2
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette, IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/48
Company: Caracal Models

Caracal Models second release for the ICM 1/48 C-45 Expeditor covers this plane in service outside the United States with a total of five sets of markings. Inside the package, there is a seven page booklet which has full profiles of each plane (left and right as well as top and bottom), a page of color call outs and the cover showing all five variations.

The five options are:

F-16C "Florida Makos" 482FW Flagship

Published: June 23rd, 2015