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Cougar Trainer CAGs

Furball Aero-Design/Detail & Scale 1/48 Cougar Trainer CAGs Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2014 Manufacturer Furball Aero-Design/Detail & Scale
Subject Cougar Trainer CAGs Scale 1/48
Set Number 72001 Pros New collaboration, colorful subjects
Cons None noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $19.99

First Look

Furball Aero-Design has a new collaboration with Detail & Scale and their first release covers the F9F-8T/TF-9J 'Twogar' (two seat Cougar) as recently released by Kitty Hawk Models in 1/48 scale. This set provides a nice collection of 'boss birds' which are a little more colorful than the average training aircraft.

Cougar Trainer CAGsCougar Trainer CAGs

These nine subjects in this set include:

  • TF-9J, 147371, VT-24, 3K/400, NAS Chase Field, 1968
  • F9F-8T, 142526, VT-24, 3K/200, NAS Chase Field, 1961
  • TF-9J, 147414, VT-25, 3J/500, NAS Chase Field, 1968
  • TF-9J, 146395, VT-25, 3L/000, NAS Chase Field, 1967
  • TF-9J, 147299, VT-26, 3L/600, NAS Chase Field, 1968
  • TF-9J, 147274, VT-26, 3L/600, NAS Chase Field, 1969
  • TF-9J, 147312, CVW-12, NJ/00, NAS Miramar, 1964
  • F9F-8T, 147372, CVG-12, NJ/00, NAS Miramar, 1960
  • TF-9J, 147339, VA-45, AD/600, NAS Cecil Field, 1967

The sheet is printed by Cartograf and the printing is very well done. What's more, none of these decals require the modeler to stack multiple layers of markings atop one another to recreate artwork. This trend by some other decal companies of producing multiple-layer decals is unfortunate as it puts the burden on you to do the work of what should have been done by the decal maker.

My sincere thanks to Furball Aero-Design/Detail & Scale for this review sample!