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AV-8B+ Part 1

Caracal Models 1/48 AV-8B+ Part 1 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review January 2017 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject AV-8B+ Part 1 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48115 Pros Five distinctive subjects
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $13.99

First Look

Here is the latest decal set from Caracal designed for the Hasegawa 1/48 AV-8B+ kit. This release provides five colorful subject options from contemporary service aircraft.

AV-8B+ Part 1 AV-8B+ Part 1

The aircraft presented in this set include:

  • AV-8B+, 165595, VMA-214, WE/02, USMC, 2014
  • AV-8B+, 164553, VMA-211, CF/01, USMC, 2016
  • AV-8B+, 165572, VMA-214, WE/01, USMC, 2015
  • AV-8B+, 165354, VMA-542, WH/00, USMC, 2016
  • AV-8B+, 165421, VMA-211, CF/05, USMC, 2016

This set includes all of the distinctive markings plus stenciling for at least one aircraft. As usual, these decals are nicely printed by Cartograf and are in perfect register.

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!