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F7F Tigercat Part 1

Caracal Models 1/48 F7F Tigercat Part 1 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2018 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject F7F Tigercat Part 1 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48087 Pros Four unique subjects
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $11.99

First Look

Here is the latest from Caracal, this set provides markings for your choice of Tigercats, one single-seater (needing the Lone Star borate tank conversion), one two-seater (needing the special drone controller conversion), and two twin-seat nightfighters. These decals are designed for the AMT/Italeri kits.

F7F Tigercat Part 1F7F Tigercat Part 1

The aircraft presented in this set include:

  • F7F-3, N6178C, Cal-Nat Aierways (fire bomber)
  • F7F-2D, 80349, VU-4, UD/69
  • F7F-3N, unknown, VMF(N)-513, WF/24, 'Linda'
  • F7F-3N, unknown, VMF(N)-513, WF/7, 'Nuckle Head'

This set provides essential airframe stencils for one model. The printing is nicely done and accomplished by Microscale.

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!