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Caracal Models 1/48 F-100C/F Air National Guard Part 2 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2013 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject F-100C/F Air National Guard Part 2 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48004 Pros Six nice subject selections
Cons See text Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $14.00    

First Look

Here is the latest decal release from Caracal Models, this time for the Trumpeter 1/48 F-100C and F-100F kits. This set provides a nice variety of subjects for the modeler to choose from. The six aircraft presented in this set include:

F-100 F-100
  • F-100C, 53-1731, 113 TFG/DC ANG, 1970s
  • F-100F, 56-3812, 113 TFG/DC ANG, 1970s
  • F-100C, 54-1888, 177 TFG/NJ ANG, 1958
  • F-100F, 56-3730, 177 TFG/NJ ANG, 1958
  • F-100C, 54-1851, 150 TFG/NM ANG, 1972
  • F-100F, 56-3891, 150 TFG/NM ANG, 1972

The markings are sharp and in perfect register. The decals are printed by Cartograf.

One note of caution though - the profiles all depict the aircraft with the standard afterburner nozzle for the F-100 though many of these subjects had been refitted with the more reliable nozze from the F-102. Check your references as the Trumpeter F-100C kit provides the F-102 nozzle as an option (don't ask me why this wasn't in the F-100F kit...).

For more information about this set and the other releases from Caracal Models, visit their website at http://caracalmodels.com.

My sincere thanks to Caracal Models for this review sample!

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