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Blue Angel Cougars

Furball Aero-Design/Detail & Scale 1/48 Blue Angel Cougars Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2014 Manufacturer Furball Aero-Design/Detail & Scale
Subject Blue Angel Cougars Scale 1/48
Set Number 48005 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 third release covers the Cougars of the U.S. Navy's Blue Angel aerial demonstration team. This set provides markings for all six F9F-8 single seat aircraft as well as two time options for their two-seat F9F-8T. This set is designed for the soon-to-be-released Kitty Hawk F9F-8 kit as well as the previously released Kitty Hawk F9F-8T kits.

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The seven subjects/eight options in this set include:

  • F9F-8, 131205, Blue Angel 1
  • F9F-8, 131208, Blue Angel 2
  • F9F-8, 131210, Blue Angel 3
  • F9F-8, 131222, Blue Angel 4
  • F9F-8, 144279, Blue Angel 5
  • F9F-8, 138870, Blue Angel 6
  • F9F-8T, 142470, Blue Angel 0, 1958
  • TF-9J, 142470, Blue Angel 7, 1965

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!