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SP-5B Marlin

Caracal Models 1/72 SP-5B Marlin Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review December 2015 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject SP-5B Marlin Scale 1/72
Set Number 72040 Pros Unique subjects
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $13.99

First Look

Here is the latest from Caracal, this set provides seven distinctive marking options for the Hasegawa 1/72 SP-5B Marlin kit. These decals are all printed single layer by Microscale and the printing looks great as usual.

SP-5B Marlin SP-5B Marlin

The aircraft presented in this set include:

  • SP-5B, 135505, VP-45, LN/8, USN, Task Group Delta, 1961
  • SP-5B, 135482, VP-48, SF/3, USN
  • SP-5B, 135527, VP-49, LP/4, USN
  • SP-5B, 137931, VP-31, RP/16, USN, 1962
  • SP-5B, 135539, VP-48, SF/3, USN
  • SP-5B, 27F.4, Flotille 27F, French Navy, 1960
  • SP-5B, 440, Flotille 27F, French Navy, 1963

This set includes a nice set of airframe markings for one example.

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!