Caracal Models CD 72083:  FJ-3 Fury part 2

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Scott Van Aken

This particular Caracal Models sheet is for the Sword 1/72 FJ-3 Fury, a kit that is most welcome, but not the easiest to build. This is the second sheet on the type and has some very colorful aircraft. All of these options have wing fences and while the instructions are mum about it, I'm assuming they have the reinforced tail control surfaces. Unless mentioned, all the options have a refueling probe.

First up is a reserve plane from NAS New York in white and either international orange or daglo red-orange. In this case, I'd go with the international version, though photos may prove me wrong.

Second is one of two light gull grey over white aircraft. This one was with VF-73 and is not equipped with a refueling probe.

Next is a drone aircraft in engine grey and chrome yellow. Note that this plane does not carry the usual red wing bands. This China Lake based plane does have some additional antennas in front of and behind the canopy.

Finally, the quite colorful rams horn motif on this VF-173 plane, which is also in light gull grey over white.

Any of these schemes is a nice change from what is offered in the box.

There are sufficient insignia and data markings for one aircraft. If you wish to use more markings, the Sword decals can be used. This set of markings is superbly printed by Microscale so you know you are getting the best.

January 2019

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