S2F-1 Tracker Decals

Published: November 8th, 2013     
Decal Package
Decal Package
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette - IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/48
Company: Caracal Models
Price: $14.99
Product / Stock #: 48040
Product provided by: Caracal Models

Caracal Models started to release decals in 2011 and has released some of the neatest and best markings to come out in the last couple years. Kinetic's S2 Tracker is a neat kit and everyone I have seen build is exactly the same color - gull gray over white. While that's an attractive scheme, Caracal Models dug deep and gave modelers another option.

The Trackers on these sheets have decals for two S2F-1's with the large radar above the cockpit but in overall gloss sea blue. There are two separate markings:

  • BuNo 133320, VS-21 from the USS Princeton in 1956
  • BuNo 133258, VS-20 from the USS Princeton in 1956

Both planes are overall blue with black anti-glare panel and deicer boots. The radome is also tan. The decals come in a single sheet and are colorful, well printed, and awesome.

The real test of a decal is how it applies, and I am happy to say that these apply AWESOMELY! They are printed by Cartograf. I applied the white bands over the dark blue paint and they are perfectly opaque. A little Microset and they snuggled down perfectly. They are thin enough that they can be worked with, but not so fragile that they break. I am very impressed. This is the second time I have used Caracals and I will continue to use them every chance I get. As you can see, the finished S2F Tracker decals looks great. These are highly recommended.

My thanks to Caracal Models for coming out with new sheets and IPMS for the review opportunity.

  • Decal sheet
    Decal sheet
  • Decal placement chart
    Decal placement chart
  • Decals in place 1
    Decals in place 1
  • Decals in place 2
    Decals in place 2
  • Decals in place 3
    Decals in place 3

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