Caracal Modes US Navy / USMC AD-5 Skyraider

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Revell (Matchbox)
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Caracal Models has released a second sheet for the 1/48 Revell (Matchbox) AD-5 molds. This sheet includes decals for seven aircraft

  • AD-5 Skyraider BuNo 133878, VU-1
  • AD-5 Skyraider BuNo 133893, NAS Los Alamitos
  • AD-5 Skyraider BuNo 133876, NAS Seattle
  • AD-5 Skyraider BuNo 132466, VA-125
  • AD-5 Skyraider BuNo 132442, NAS Anacostia
  • AD-5 Skyraider BuNo 132447, AES-12, USMC
  • AD-5 Skyraider BuNo 132616, NATF

This is a very colorful sheet, as the airplanes were CONUS based and likely used in training missions, so be prepared to use your international orange paint. Stenciling is provided to build one aircraft.

Being a Cartograf decal sheet you know you’ll get good quality, thin and opaque decals. They are very glossy on the sheet and they have very little transparent carrier film around them minimizing the chances for silvering.

I want to point out that the MSRP price includes free US shipping. International shipping is only $3 more. It should be noted that the instruction sheet it is actually a full color booklet (printed in glossy paper) with left and right sides of each airplane, plus generic top/bottom views.

Highly recommended.

I would like to thank Caracal Models and IPMS/USA for the review sample.


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