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  1. KursadA

    CD48138 - F-117A Nighthawk

    I sent this to be printed a few days ago. Almost too many options on this sheet to list: Lots of post-Kosovo jets including commanders' jets and one line jet from 7th, 8th and 9th FS; Vega 31, one ED jet, 6 different Desert Storm jets, several of them done the first time with accurate crew names & bomb art. The stencilling & national insignia are on another small sheet that will also be available separately as a Caracal Models Basics item.
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    CD144016 - 1/144 KC-10 Extender

    I will add the nose anti-glare area and the two low-vis MAC shields to the design tonight - thanks for your suggestions.
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    1/72 Convair C-131B, Texas ANG

    Very cool - thanks for sharing!
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    February releases

    The next batch of releases will be coming in mid-February: CD48138 1/48 F-117 Nighthawk CD48144 1/48 B-1B Lancer - Part 2 CD48150 1/48 F-15 Eagle : The Early Years CD48153 1/48 Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander CD72080 1/72 AV-8B Harrier II Plus CD72085 1/72 RF-84F Thunderflash CD144016 1/144 KC-10 Extender CDB48004 1/48 Caracal Models Basics F-117 Stencils
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    CD144016 - 1/144 KC-10 Extender

    Thanks for your comments - I addressed the color issue for the 22ARW badge and a couple of other things. Many thanks to Wayne F. for sending me the original McDD drawings & paint specifications for the blue/white scheme - this really helped verify some of my guesswork and make corrections when needed. There indeed is a gloss/semi gloss transition above the windshield area, clearly specified in the factory specs I mentioned. I do not have an easy solution for handling this without drastically changing the design, but I will provide some guidelines in the instruction. The painting specs unfortunately do not have any color information, but my best estimate for the color is FS15150 or something very close. And that is what I went with. Note that the sheet has separate door markings which should make it possible to mask and paint the blue section should you not be satisfied with my color choice. A Cartograf-printed, 13-color ($$) new decal sheet for an ancient, hard-to-get kit is not a risk that many others in this industry can take. I hope you will like the sheet and support such crazy initiatives so I can bring you more like it in the future.
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    CD48149 - F-15E Lakenheath Strike Eagles

    Here are some quick photos of this sheet - I am packing them and will start shipping sometime tomorrow night:
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    New Caracal Models Basics sheets

    Just a clarification on the “Vietnam War style” serials : this is the slightly thinner, wider variant that seems to have been common in the early 1960s when the SEA camouflage first appeared on USAF aircraft. The same style that you can see on the camo RF-101s in my latest recon Voodoo sheet (CD48147), for example. I think it is needed on a lot of different types for this period, and is different enough that a dedicated sheet would be nice. Let me know what you think.
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    New Caracal Models Basics sheets

    I will scale most of these down to 1/72 scale in April, and add many more in the next few months: USAF command badges, Navy markings, etc.
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    New Caracal Models Basics sheets

    Here are the next group of Basics sheets, to be released in March: CDB48007: 1/48 US National Insignia (full color) CDB48008: 1/48 US National Insignia with silver outlines (full color) CDB48009: 1/48 US National Insignia - low visibility CDB48010: 1/48 USAF markings - Insignia Blue CDB48011: 1/48 USAF markings with silver outlines - Insignia Blue CDB48012: 1/48 USAF 45-degree serial numbers - Black CDB48013: 1/48 USAF 45-degree serial numbers - White CDB48014: 1/48 USAF Vietnam War-style 45-degree serial numbers - White I will be releasing more Basics sheets at a rapid pace, perhaps 5-6 every other month. Let me know if you have any suggestions..
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    January releases

    The good news is that there is an overwhelming level of interest and preorders for this batch of decals. The bad news is that I won't have much sleep in the next two weeks or so. Thanks, all - I will announce the next batch (mid February) of releases in a couple of days.
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    CD48149 - F-15E Lakenheath Strike Eagles

    The only kit-dependent part would be the fin tip bands. I designed them to fit the Revell kit but left enough tolerance to fit the GWH F-15E fins I had. I am fairly confident that they should work on both kits.
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    CD144013 - 1/144 C-97 / KC-97

    This sheet is available for preordering now. I just noticed that the profiles for 4 of the options did not make it to the Web site - I will sort this out tonight. CD144013 - 1/144 C-97 / KC-97
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    CD48149 - F-15E Lakenheath Strike Eagles

    It is not on there - the 492nd options on the sheet were drawn earlier last year. I will add it to the 1/72nd version coming in the next few months.
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    January releases

    All of the new releases are available for preordering now.