Caracal Models 1/48 USN A-3B/KA-3B Skywarrior Part 2 Decal First Look
|Date of Review||September 2013||Manufacturer||Caracal Models|
|Subject||USN A-3B/KA-3B Skywarrior Part 2||Scale||1/48|
|Set Number||48045||Pros||Seven distinctive aircraft|
|Cons||Nothing noted||Skill Level||Basic|
Here is the latest release from Caracal Models just in time for the Trumpeter 1/48 A3D-2 Skywarrior kit. This set provides seven examples wearing distinctive unit markings.
The subjects covered in this set include:
- A-3B, 142630, VAH-11, AB/603, USS Roosevelt, 1963
- KA-3B, 142662, VAQ-308, ND/634, NAS Alameda, 1978
- KA-3B, 147656, VAQ-308, ND/634, NAS Alameda, 1977
- KA-3B, 138953, VAH-10, AA/615, USS Forrestal, 1967
- KA-3B, 138973, VAQ-308, AJ/610, NAS Shangri-La, 1970
- KA-3B, 138904, VAH-10, NP/610, USS Hancock, 1969
- KA-3B, 142654, VAH-4, ZB/897, USS Bon Homme Richard, 1967
The markings are nicely printed (by Cartograf) and provide national markings, distinctive tail art markings as well as a nice set of airframe stencils. The decals are all single-layer - none of them require you to stack one decal atop another to recreate complex art as with some other decal manufacturers.
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!