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F-4C/D ANG Part 3

Caracal Models 1/48 F-4C/D ANG Part 3 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review January 2014 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject F-4C/D ANG Part 3 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48038 Pros Nine distinctive aircraft
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $15.99

First Look

Here is the latest release from Caracal Models that will provide some interesting options for the recent Academy F-4C Phantom II kit. There are nine subjects plus two sets of stencils so you can render two complete aircraft out of this one release.

F-4C/D ANG Part 3 F-4C/D ANG Part 3

The subjects covered in this set include:

  • F-4C, 63-7556, 122 TFS/LA ANG, 1983
  • F-4C, 64-0726, 184 TFS/AR ANG, 1982
  • F-4C, 63-7411, 184 TFS/AR ANG, 1988
  • F-4C, 64-0905, 110 TFS/MO ANG, 1984
  • F-4C, 64-0780, 113 TFS/IN ANG, 1986
  • F-4C, 63-7497, 196 TFS/CA ANG, 1982
  • F-4C, 63-7644, 196 TFS/CA ANG, 1986
  • F-4C, 64-0918, 182 TFS/TX ANG, 1982
  • F-4C, 64-0829, 182 TFS/TX ANG 1985

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

My sincere thanks to Caracal Models for this review sample!