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EC-121 Warning Star

Caracal Models 1/144 EC-121 Warning Star Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review July 2018 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject EC-121 Warning Star Scale 1/144
Set Number 144010 Pros Seven distinctive aircraft
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Experienced
MSRP (USD) $13.99

First Look

Here is the latest release from Caracal Models, this time to provide some interesting options for the Minicraft 1/144 kit. The aircraft presented in this set include:

EC-121 Warning Star EC-121 Warning Star

  • EC-121T, 55-0122, 79 AEW&C Sqn, Homestead AFB, 1978
  • EC-121P (WV-2), 141326, VW-11, NAS Argentia, 1962
  • WC-121N, 145934, VW-1, CAS Agana, 1967, 'Draggin' Lady'
  • EC-121R, 67-21498, 553 RW, Korat RTAFB, 1968
  • EC-121D, 53-0536, 551 AEW&C Sqn, Otis AFB, 1968
  • EC-121P (WV-2), 141325, VW-13, NAS Patuxent River, 1962
  • EC-121P (WV-2), 131388, NADU, NAS South Weymouth, 1961

This set is presented on one decal sheet which is printed by Cartograph. The set provides six distinctive color schemes from the USAF and USN service. This set provides two sets of stencils and walkways as well as the generic markings unique to specific camouflage and the individual aircraft subject markings. 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!

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