in 1/32 and 1/24 Scale
S u m m a r y
Number and Description:
24-007 Thoroughbred Mustangs (Ding Hao! Only)
|Contents and Media:
||Two decal sheets;
instruction sheet with a colour cardboard header
||USD$14.00 (1/32 scale)
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
||DIY theatre stripes for the
wings; no 1/24 scale P-51B available yet.
Reviewed by Rodger Kelly
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Custom Aeronautical Miniatures
(Cam Decals) seem to be taking a trip back into time and releasing
more sheets covering WWII aircraft than their usual modern day
subjects. 32-154 provides continues this trend and provides markings
for two European theatre
First is the well known 43-6315, DING HAO! of the 356th Fighter
Squadron, 354th Fighter Group as flown by James Howard out of Essex,
England in 1944.
Finish is olive drab over neutral grey with white theatre markings
consisting of bands over the wings and horizontal stabilizers (you
will have to paint the bands yourself) as well as the nose and
provided markings include a complete set of national insignia, yellow
serial for the vertical stabilizer, two-part kill markings, white AJ A
squadron codes and a yellow outlined DING HO! Stencil data is minimal
and in white with the exception of the data block in black and a red
no step area for the flaps.
Next is something a little more colourful!
42-106473 of the famous 362nd
Fighter Squadron 357th Fighter Group as flown by John Pugh out of
Leiston, England in 1944.
Finish is olive drab upper surfaces over natural metal lower surfaces
and fuselage sides. The entire forward fuselage is in yellow with
(very) large red checks. The checks are provided as red decals. You
will have to paint the yellow yourself. The theatre bands remain but
this time they are white over the olive drab and black over the
natural metal. As with DING HAO! you will have to paint these
A further complete set of national insignia is provided but this time
the white has been “greyed out”. The remainder of markings are the
yellow serials for the vertical stabilizer, and the black G4 N
squadron codes. A pretty comprehensive set of stencil data is provided
for this option however, it is all in black with the exception of the
red no step for the wing.
The decals themselves are provided 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.
the thumbnails below to view larger images:
placement guide is by a single sided A-4 sized sheet that shows left
hand side profiles and top views of each aircraft. The same side views
are also shown on the header card but this time they are in colour.
The placement guide also provides comprehensive painting notes for
each aircraft as well as a list of references consulted in the
research for this sheet. If you are keen on producing replicas of
aircraft flown by the 357th Fighter Group add
to your list of references. A great site and well worth a visit.
The recommended kit is the ancient Revell one (although they
will suit the full resin 1/32 scale P-51B kit from J. Rutman
Productions very nicely too! Ed.).
A nice sheet from Cam Decals.
Brookhurst Hobbies for the review sample.
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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