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MQ-9 Return of the Reaper

Caracal Models 1/48 MQ-9 Return of the Reaper Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review March 2015 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject MQ-9 Return of the Reaper Scale 1/48
Set Number 48077 Pros Eight distinctive subjects
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $10.99

First Look

Here is the latest release from Caracal Models for the Skunkmodel Works 1/48 MQ-9 Reaper kit. This set provides a nice selection of users for the aircraft.

MQ-9 Return of the Reaper MQ-9 Return of the Reaper

The subjects covered in this set include:

  • MQ-9, __-0131, 709/EG, 1/33 Escadron de Drones, French Air Force, Niger, 2014
  • MQ-9, 09-0140, 28 Gruppo, Amendola AB, Italian Air Force, 2013
  • MQ-9, 10-1062/ZZ205, 39 Sqn, RAF, 2014
  • MQ-9, 11-0166, 153 RW/CA ANG, 2014
  • MQ-9, 07-0032, 432 W, Creech AFB, 2013
  • MQ-9, 07-0027, 29 AS, Holloman AFB, 2013
  • MQ-9, 09-0072, 174 AW/NY ANG, 2013
  • MQ-9, 870, NASA/Dryden, 2008, 'Ikhana'

The markings are nicely printed (by Cartograf) and provide all of the distinctive markings. This is a nice set of alternatives to the kit decals and will make your Skunkmodels or Revell AG kit look great!

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!