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Thoroughbred Mustangs
P-51D Mustang Decals in 1/24 Scale


CAM Decals


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description:

24-008 Thoroughbred Mustangs

Scale: 1/24
Contents and Media: Decal sheet; instruction sheet with a colour cardboard header
Price: USD$10.00 (1/24 scale)
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Impressive markings; sharply printed; perfect register; minimum of decal film; two sets of national markings supplied, including greyed-out markings for one option
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Rodger Kelly

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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 V. Galer of the 354th Fighter Squadron, 355th Fighter out of Steeple Morden, UK in 1944. 

Like 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. 

Markings include: 

  • 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 number.

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 card.   

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 P-51Ds. 

Again, a nice sheet by CAM Decals. 


Thanks to Brookhurst Hobbies for the review sample.

A great reference site for 8th Air Force Mustangs is Little Friends at http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/Sitemap.htm .

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 in colour.

CAM Decals are available online from their website at http://www.camdecals.com and from Brookhurst Hobbies

CAM Decals 59 page 2002 color catalog of decals and resin parts is also
now available through the CAM Decals website

Review Copyright © 2003 by Rodger Kelly
This Page Created on 03 April, 2003
Last updated 14 August, 2003

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