Caracal Models 1/48 USN HU-16 Albatross Decal First Look
|Date of Review||August 2013||Manufacturer||Caracal Models|
|Subject||USN HU-16 Albatross||Scale||1/48|
|Set Number||48041||Pros||Six distinctive aircraft|
|Cons||Nothing noted||Skill Level||Basic|
Here is the latest release from Caracal Models just in time for the recent Trumpeter 1/48 HU-16 Albatross kit. This set provides six early US Navy examples wearing distinctive markings.
The subjects covered in this set include:
- UF-1, 137915, US Naval Attache, Oslo, Norway, 1960
- UF-1, 131896, USN, Norfolk, VA, 1963
- HU-16C, 131905, NAF Naha, Japan, 1969
- HU-16C, 137929, NAS Iwakuni, Japan, 1967
- UF-1, 131898, NAS Whidbey Island, WA, 1962
- UF-1T, 131917, Annapolis, MD, 1959
The markings are nicely printed (by Cartograf) and provide national markings, distinctive markings as well as a nice set of airframe walkways 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!