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PT-17 Kaydet USAAC/USAAF Primary Trainer

Starfighter Decals 1/48 PT-17 Kaydet USAAC/USAAF Primary Trainer Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2015 Manufacturer Starfighter Decals
Subject PT-17 Kaydet USAAC/USAAF Primary Trainer Scale 1/48
Set Number 4811 Pros Many subject possibilities
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $12.00

First Look

Starfighter Decals has released this interesting set of 1/48 PT-17 Kaydet decals for the Revell kit. They provide three recommended schemes which will be handy for those without good photo references. However...

PT-17 Kaydet USAAC/USAAF Primary Trainer PT-17 Kaydet USAAC/USAAF Primary Trainer

As you can see, this decal release is literally a universal set. You can replicate just about any Kaydet in USAAC/USAAF service, thanks to an array of different generic ID numbers in three colors and two sizes, and five different national marking options. You can easily create four or more models out of this one decal sheet with careful planning. There are even two sets of wing walkways and two sets of early propeller tip stripes included.

It is nice to see some nice decal options for Revell's 1/48 scale PT-17 Stearman/N2S Kaydet kit. Get yourself a set and get that trainer on your bench! You can purchase these decals directly from Starfighter Decals on their website.

My sincere thanks to Starfighter Decals for this review sample!