Euro Decals 1/48 Bubbletop Mustangs Decals
This new 1/48th scale decal sheet from Euro Decals is for the iconic North American P-51 Mustang. It includes marking options for 6 colorful aircraft:
"NG*L", Mustang Mk.IV, serial number KH673, 5 Squadron, South African Air Force, Italy, Spring 1945. This aircraft is in the RAF European Theatre colors of Dark Green and Ocean Grey over Light Grey, with a red spinner and a white tipped fin/rudder.
"Blue K", P-51D, serial number unknown, I Squadron, Royal Korean Air Force, Chinhae Air Base (K-10), August 1950. This aircraft was natural metal with a Night anti-glare panel and High Speed Silver rudder.
"NZ2427", Mustang Mk.IV, 3 (Christchurch) Squadron, Territorial Air Force, RNZAF, Christchurch, New Zealand, late 1940s. This aircraft was natural metal with a Night anti-glare panel, High Speed Silver rudder and Red tipped natural metal spinner.
"CV*I", serial number 44-1122, P-51D, 386th Fighter Squadron, 359th Fighter Group, RAF East Wretham, 1945. Natural metal with a green anti-glare panel and spinner, High Speed Silver rudder, and Insignia Yellow rudder. The green spinner had an Insignia Yellow spiral, the gun covers were Insignia Red, and the wings had a narrow black band on either side of the fuselage, inboard of the wing fillet.
"Yellow 4", serial number 26115, J-26 Mustang, F.4, Fršsšn, Sweden, 1951. Natural metal with a black anti-glare panel, High Speed Silver rudder, and Light Blue spinner. The wing tips and fuselage band were Red. The wings had a narrow black band on either side of the fuselage, adjacent to the wing fillet, extending outwards over the wing leading edges and the fuselage band extended up the fin fillet.
"MP*O", serial number A68-563, F-51D Mustang,RAAF, Bohle River Airfield, Australia, 1945. This aircraft was natural metal with an Olive Drab anti-glare panel, High Speed Silver rudder.
The quality of the decal sheet is first class. The colors are bright and crisp, and the registration is spot on, and all of the aircraft are colorful and interesting.
The North American P-51D is certainly one of the most popular aircraft modeling subjects. We are spoiled for kit choices too, from Airfix, Hasegawa, Meng, Tamiya and others. I would advise you to try to find photographs of whichever plane you decide to depict; several different propellers were in use on the Mustang, so make sure you use the right one.
I recommend this decal sheet and I would like to thank Fantasy Printshop for the review sample.