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P-51D Mustang

1/24 Scale Decal Preview



Cutting Edge Decals


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Catalogue Number, Scale and Price:

CED24001 Great Mustangs Pt 1; USD$18.99
CED24002 Great Mustangs Pt. 2; USD$15.99

Contents and Media: See text below
Review Type: Preview
Advantages: TBA
Disadvantages: TBA
Recommendation: TBA


Previewed by Brett Green 

HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor Productions




Meteor Productions has supplied the following information on two forthcoming very large decal releases for Trumpeter's new 1/24 scale Mustang. Please note that these decals have been sized specifically for the Trumpeter kit and certain markings may not fit other 1/24 scale Mustang kits:


Cutting Edge will ship the first two decal sets for the new Trumpeter 1/24 scale P-51D in the next couple of weeks. This is a huge kit, and the decal sets for this kit take a slightly different form from the usual Cutting Edge content.

The decals are, in total, at least three times the normal size sheet, and CED24001 contains a free BlackMagic™  mask for the gray area behind Eagleston's eagle insignia.

The sets both also supply correctly proportioned, designed, and sized national insignia to replace the kit decals. For large white markings, duplicates are provided in case you feel one layer of color is too translucent. If you want a more opaque white, just apply the second decal over the first.

Details for each sheet are as follows:


CED24001 Great Mustangs Pt 1:

  • P-51D-20-NA, Ridge Runner III, 44-72308, Maj. Pierce McKennon, 335th FS, 4th FG;

  • P-51D-15-NA, Glamorous Glen III, 44-14888, Capt. Charles Yeager, 363rd FS, 357th FG;

  • P-51D-20-NA, 44-63607, Lt. Col. Glenn Eagleston, 353rd FS, 354th FG





Ridge Runner III: The Trumpeter kit has the exhausts at the wrong angle, which forces the cowling panel lines out of their proper positions. We have made our decal the proper size and shape, because it could not have matched the kit panel lines without being quite distorted. Also, the kit rear fuselage is too deep, distorting the actual rudder shape; our decal of course fits the kit rudder.

Eagleston: In spite of the sometimes controversy about the color painted behind the eagle insignia, Eagleston's ground crew members report that they painted gray primer first so the eagle artwork would not flake off in the windstream. But, it you don't like gray, a FREE BlackMagic mask is supplied so you can paint the background any color you wish. You will note that the eagle insignia is correct per the close-up photos of Eagleston¹s aircraft.



CED24002 Great Mustangs Pt. 2:

  • P-51D-5-NA, Frenesi, 44-13318, Lt. Col. Thomas Hayes, 364th FS, 357th FG;

  • P-51D-10-NA, Old Crow, 44-14450, Capt. Clarence 'Bud' Anderson, 362nd FS, 357th FG;

  • P-51D-20-NA, Man O¹ War, 44-14292, Col. C. Kinnard Jr., 355th FG



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Thanks to Cutting Edge Modelworks for the preview information and images

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Review Copyright © 2002 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 09 December, 2002
Last updated 14 August, 2003

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