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Caracal Models 1/72 A-10C Air National Guard Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review November 2014 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject A-10C Air National Guard Scale 1/72
Set Number 72020 Pros Seven nice subjects
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Experienced
MSRP (USD) $13.99

First Look

Here is the latest release from Caracal Models, this time rendering some nice markings of the A-10C Thunderbolt II in 1/72 scale. In this set we have two examples from my local Air National Guard unit in Fort Wayne, IN (Go Blacksnakes!!), two from the Idaho ANG, two from the Arkansas ANG, and one from Michigan. What's interesting about this set is that we have the first new nose art on the Hawg in a while. We've had the famous sharkmouth as well as various styled boars' heads on the nose of the A-10 over the years. With the Blacksnakes, we have the first snakehead art on the Hawg.

A-10C A-10C

The aircraft covered include:

  • A-10C, 82-0661, 122 FW/IN ANG, 2012
  • A-10C, 78-0152, 122 FW/IN ANG, 2012
  • A-10C, 78-0707, 124 FW/ID ANG, 2011
  • A-10C, 79-0084, 124 FW/ID ANG, 2011
  • A-10C, 80-0188, 188 FW, AR ANG
  • A-10C, 78-0614, 188 FW, AR ANG
  • A-10C, 79-0193, 127 FW, MI ANG

The markings are nicely printed (by Cartograf) and provide national markings, distinctive 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!