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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:

24-009 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
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended

 

Reviewed by Rodger Kelly
 


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FirstLook

 

Thoroughbred Mustangs 24-009 is Custom Aeronautical Miniatures (CAM Decals) last of their three new P-51D sheets in 1/24 scale.  

As with the other two sheets, this one covers a single aircraft. This time it is "Look Homeward Angel" a P-51D, serial number 44-15384 flown by Captain Capt. Arthur B McCormick of the 385th Fighter Squadron, 364th Fighter Group out of Honnington, UK in 1944.  

The aircraft is in overall natural metal finish with an olive drab anti-glare panel. Her spinner is white and her nose bears the 364th Fighter Group's identification markings of blue and white stripes. 

Markings include: 

  • A full set of national insignia,

  • Black 5E squadron codes and individual aircraft in squadron letter I in a Black triangle on the fin and rudder. Black serial numbers for the fin and rudder.

  • The name Look Homeward Angel is supplied as a two part decal of red over a black outline to address any register problems that may arise.

  • A scoreboard of six German swastikas on a red circle background. The blue and white Group markings are supplied in three parts - left and right hand sides with a smaller blue wedge-like piece for the intake.

  • 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.

Nice stuff from Cam Decals.

Recommended. 

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 04 April, 2003
Last updated 14 August, 2003

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