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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:

24-010 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: DIY theatre stripes for the wings;
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Rodger Kelly

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24-010 is Custom Aeronautical Miniatures (Cam Decals) latest sheet in their coverage of the North American P-51D.  This sheet covers a single aircraft, “Skeeter’s Scooter” - 44-15102 which was flown by Lt John F. McAlevy of the 370th Fighter Squadron, 350th Fighter Group whilst it was based at East Wretham, UK in 1944. 

The aircraft is in overall natural metal finish and it bears green nose worn by all of the 350th Fighter Group’s aircraft, and a blue rudder denoting that it was an aircraft of the 370th Fighter Squadron.  The aircraft originally wore the black band theatre markings on its wings and horizontal stabilizers but these had been removed leaving a lighter shade of aluminium- no doubt as the result of the removal process. 

The markings consist of: 

·        The 370ths “CS” squadron codes with the individual “T” aircraft code for the fuselage. 

·        A set of national insignia (gee they are big in 1/24th scale!) 

·        The aircraft serial number for the vertical stabilizer/rudder. 

·        The “Skeeter’s Scooter” name for the nose (left side only). 

·        The pilot’s name for the canopy rail. 

·        A fairly complete set of stencil data.  Yes, the data block has the correct serial number. 

The decal placement guide is a single-sided A-4 sized sheet that shows both left and right hand side profiles as well as a complete topside plan view and the lower surfaces of the wings.  A further left hand side view, this time in colour, is shown on the stiff cardboard header. 

The decal sheet has been printed by Microscale and is up to their usual high standard. 

The decal sheet, placement guide and header are packed in a clear plastic zip-loc bag, pretty much the industry standard nowadays.  

It is great to see CAM Decals producing sheets for these larger kits.  It is also great to see that they have gone the extra length and produced decals for aircraft that have not been covered before in any scale.

This is a nice sheet by CAM Decals that will really make your Airfix or Trumpeter 1/24th scale P-51D stand out. 


Thanks to Brookhurst Hobbies for the review sample.

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 24 March, 2003
Last updated 14 August, 2003

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