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FCM Decals 1/48 S-2 Tracker Decal First Look

by Michael Benolkin

Date of Review May 2011 Manufacturer FCM Decals
Subject S-2 Tracker Scale 1/48
Set Number 48041 Pros Three distinctive subjects
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic

First Look

FCM Decals has an interesting line of aftermarket decals from Brazil. The subjects covered in this line include many Brazilian civil and military aircraft subjects, WWI aircraft, and the occasional look at the aircraft of other nations as well.

S-2 S-2

Here are a trio of Stoofs (S2Fs) in Brazilian and Venezuelan Navy service. The three aircraft depicted here are:

  • S-2E (P-16E), 7037, 37, 1/1 Grupo, Santa Cruz AB, Brazil, 1993
  • S-2E, 149876, AS/103, AS-01 ASW Sqn, Venezuelan Navy, 1976
  • S-2E, 149280, AS/0106, AS-01 ASW Sqn, Venezuelan Navy, 1982

This decal set provides complete markings and stenciling for Brazilian and Venezuelan service including the Venezuelan national markings changes that were made between the time periods depicted by the two Venezuelan examples here. The decals are printed by Microscale and are in register. None of the markings here require you to stack one decal atop another to recreate artwork as done by some other decal companies.

This decal set provides some nice alternative markings for the nice Kinetic 1/48 S2F Tracker recently released.

For a list of retailers that carry the FCM Decal series, look here.

Thanks to FCM Decals for this review sample.