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Yellow-Wings Decals

Yellow-Wings Decals 1/48 US Navy SB2U-1/2 Vindicator Complete Package Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review January 2007 Manufacturer Yellow-Wings Decals
Subject US Navy SB2U-1/2 Vindicator Complete Package Scale 1/48
Set Number 48010 Pros All the markings needed to render any one of five aircraft
Cons Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $12.95

First Look

Yellow-Wings Decals has released complete set of markings for the Accurate Miniatures 1/48 SB2U Vindicator kit. In previsous releases, Yellow Wings provided the national marking cockades in one decal set, the colorful bands and chevrons in another release, and squadron markings in another release.

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This release provides cockades for one aircraft, propeller warning markings for two aircraft, and distinctive markings of any one of five examples. The five aircraft include:

  • SB2U-2, 1327, 2-F-19, VF-2, USS Lexington, 1939
  • SB2U-1, 0769, 1-MF-19, VMF-1, MCAS Quantico VA, 1940
  • SB2U-2, 1379, CAG, USS Wasp, 1939
  • SB2U-2, 1354, CAG, USS Yorktown, 1939
  • SB2U-2, 1381, 5, TU-1, Battle Force Pacific Fleet, 1941

The set also includes several profiles and documentation to help you replicate the proper placement of aircraft's markings to render an accurate model.

Yellow-Wings Decals can be purchased directly from their website at

My sincere thanks to Yellow-Wings Decals for this review sample!