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P-51D Mustang



Cutting Edge Decals


1/48 scale



S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number:

CED48113 - P-51D Mustang

Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: Double-sided full colour letter-sized instructions plus notes sheet; 1 x full-size decal sheet.
Price: USD$8.99 from Meteor Productions website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Unique aircraft markings; great artwork; sharp printing; perfect register; well-detailed decal placement guide; information sheet on the aircraft
Recommendation: Recommended

Reviewed by Floyd S. Werner Jr. 

HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor Productions



The latest decal sheet from the prolific Cutting Edge is designed for the Tamiya or Hasegawa 1/48th scale P-51D. The sheet includes markings for four natural metal machines from both the ETO and Pacific. The first aircraft is "Ridge Runner" the mount of Major Pierce McKennon of the 4th Fighter Group. What is nice on this aircraft is that the red area is provided on the decal sheet. This is the original "Ridge Runner" which is quite colorful.

The next aircraft is the mount of Captain Charles Weaver of the 362nd with some beautifully rendered nude nose art with some artist kill markings.

The third airplane is the mount of Lt Col. Glenn Eagleston. I know you are thinking Eagelston, didn't he fly the P-47? Yes he did. A little known fact was that Eagleston scored all his victories in the P-51 and when the Ninth traded in their P-51s for P-47s his scoring streak ended. This aircraft has a gorgeous huge eagle on the left side along with his impressive scoreboard.

The final Mustang is "The Flying Undertaker" of Major William Shomo from the Pacific theater. It is very colorful with the large black bands around the fuselage and wings with yellow highlights.

All the decals are beautifully rendered and in register. If you want to have some beautiful and colorful markings these decals will fit the bill.


Thanks to Cutting Edge Modelworks for the review samples..

Cutting Edge Modelworks products, including Cutting Edge Decals, can be viewed at
Meteor Productions website

Review Copyright 2004 by Rodger Kelly
This Page Created on 29 August, 2004
Last updated 30 August, 2004

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