Caracal Models 1/72 PBM-5/PBM-5A Mariner Decal First Look
|Date of Review||October 2014||Manufacturer||Caracal Models|
|Set Number||72015||Pros||Five distinctive aircraft|
|Cons||Nothing noted||Skill Level||Basic|
Here is the latest release from Caracal Models, this time to provide some interesting options for Minicraft's outstanding PBM-5/5A Mariner kits. The aircraft presented in this set include:
- PBM-5A, 122603, 603, NATC, NAS Patuxent River, 1949
- PBM-5S, 84767, XA/32, VX-1, NAS Key West, 1949
- PBM-5, 45428, C428, VPB-26, Saipan, 1945
- PBM-5, 45416, V6, VPB-21, 1945
- PBM-5A, 122081, 081, VR-21, Yokosuka, 1950
The markings are nicely printed (of course, they're from Cartograf) and provide sufficient markings for one subject. 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!