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


CAM Decals


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description:

24-015 Thoroughbred Mustangs

Scale: 1/24
Contents and Media: Decal sheet plus small supplementary 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; high quality instructions
Disadvantages: No 1/24 scale P-51B currently available
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Rodger Kelly

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More 1/24 scale Mustangs from Custom Aeronautical Miniatures (Cam Decals).  As with their other 1/24 scale sheets, markings are provided for a single aircraft only. 

This sheet provides markings for 42-106750, a P-51C of the 5th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Group when it was based at Madna, Italy in 1944. 

The aircraft is in overall natural metal with the entire empennage in yellow.  The nose and spinner are in red and the anti-glare panel is edged in red.  There is also a thin black band dividing the yellow of the empennage and the natural metal of the fuselage.  The markings consist of: 

  • Black VF squadron codes for the fuselage.

  • Black outline 5 for the tail with small red BY letters centred in the middle of the 5.

  • A set of “greyed out” national insignia.

  • Black 2106750 serial for the vertical stabilizer/rudder.

  • The thin red line that separates the olive drab anti-glare from the natural metal of the nose.

  • The thin black band that separates the yellow of the empennage from the natural metal of the fuselage.

  • A reasonably complete set of stencil data in black (with the exception of the red NO-STEP of the left hand side flap).

The decal placement guide is by a single-sided A-4 sized sheet that shows left and right hand side profiles as well as complete top view of the aircraft with scrap views of the lower wings.  The header card has a colour left hand side view.  The placement guide also provides comprehensive painting notes. 

The decals themselves are carried on two sheets and have been printed by Microscale.  They are sharp, clear and in perfect register.  The decal sheets, header card and placement guide are all packed in a clear plastic zip-loc bag.

 Be aware that you cannot buy a 1/24 scale P-51B off the shelf today.  However, CAM Decals do produce 1/32 scale decals for the Rutman P-47N Thunderbolt conversion so perhaps Rutman also have a 1/24 scale P-51B in the works or we may see another manufacturer offer this subject in large scale in the future. 


Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:

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 May, 2003
Last updated 17 September, 2003

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