in 1/24 Scale
S u m m a r y
Number and Description:
24-008 Thoroughbred Mustangs
|Contents and Media:
instruction sheet with a colour cardboard header
||USD$10.00 (1/24 scale)
||Impressive markings; sharply
printed; perfect register; minimum of decal film; two sets of
national markings supplied, including greyed-out markings for one
Reviewed by Rodger Kelly
HyperScale is proudly sponsored by
Thoroughbred Mustangs 24-008 is Custom
Aeronautical Miniatures (CAM Decals) second of three new P-51D sheets
in 1/24 scale.
The sheet covers a single aircraft, Cherraine a
P-51D-20-NA, serial number 44-63259 flown LT Donald
of the 354th Fighter Squadron, 355th Fighter out of
Steeple Morden, UK in 1944.
most of the European Theatre Mustangs, Cherraine is in overall natural
metal finish with an olive drab anti-glare panel. Her spinner is
white and her nose and rudder are red.
A full set of national insignia,
Black WR squadron codes and individual
aircraft in squadron letter Q
Black and yellow serial numbers for the
fin and rudder - the yellow is applied over the red of the rudder.
The name Cherraine in red for the left
hand side of the nose.
A scoreboard of five German swastika
flags. This doesn’t look right to me as the Nazi flag was red and
not black. A study of available colour photographs of this squadron
show similar markings and they are red and not black.
A full set of stencil data is also
provided including the data block which displays the correct serial
The decal placement guide is the standard fare
from CAM Decals - an A-4 sized sheet with black and white profiles of
both sides of the fuselage and a plan view of the top surfaces of the
wings and fuselage and the bottom surfaces of the wings. There is
also a colour left hand side profile on the aircraft on the header
The decals have been printed by Microscale and
are well up to their high standards. They are all sharply printed and
in perfect register. The placement guide, decal sheet and header card
come packed in a clear plastic zip-loc bag.
The recommended kits are the Airfix and Trumpeter
Again, a nice sheet by CAM Decals.
Brookhurst Hobbies for the review sample.
A great reference site for 8th
Air Force Mustangs is Little Friends at
It covers each of the fighter
squadrons that made up the 8th Air Force. It gives a very detailed
history of each squadron and it also contains a wealth of images, many
CAM Decals are available online
from their website at http://www.camdecals.com
CAM Decals 59 page 2002 color
catalog of decals and resin parts is also
now available through the CAM Decals website
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14 August, 2003
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