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Roy Sutherland has sent the following information and images on more releases in the BarracudaCals range:

Barracuda Studios is proud to announce 4 new decals sheets are now in production and will be released in early August.

The first, BC32009 P-51D Mustangs Part I, is designed for the just released P-51D Mustang in 1/32nd scale from Tamiya. There is great excitement over this new kit. I have a copy, and I can assure you that it is superb. This new decal sheet provides markings for five European Theater P-51Ds. The markings are supported by a full suite of external stencils. The sheets are thoroughly researched, and are printed by Cartograf in Italy, so you know they will be of the highest quality. the subjects are as listed below:

  1. Double Trouble Two. S/N 44-63684 of the 353rd Fighter Group, 352nd Fighter Squadron, 8th Air Force. Flown by Lt. Colonel "Wild" Bill Bailey (3 air-to-air, 3 strafing victories) from Raydon Airfield in 1944-45. The beautiful nose checks and yellow outlined codes really set off this Mustang.

  2. The Millie G. S/N 44-14985 attached to the 55th Fighter Group, 343rd Fighter Squadron, 8th Air Force. Flown by Major Edward Giller (3 air-to-air, 6 strafing victories) from Wormingford Airfield, 1944-45. This sheet depicts the Millie G accurately, probably for the first time. There are actually two different aircraft, and both can be modelled with markings on this sheet. One had diagonal yellow trim stripes and under fuselage invasion stripes, while the other one had red diagonal trim stripes, no invasion stripes, and a narrow red trim stripe to the nose checks. The Nose checks are green and yellow as previously represented, but the green in reality is a much darker green. The yellow name actually had a red drop shadow, not green as previously shown.

  3. Amorous Len III. S/N 44-14888 with the 357th Fighter Group, 363rd Fighter Squadron, 8th Air Force. Flown by Captain Reager from Yoxford Airfield, England, 1944-45. This fictional airplane can be easily adapted to represent another well known aircraft of this unit.

  4. Lou IV. S/N 44-13410 of the 361st Fighter Group, 375th Fighter Squadron, 8th Air Force. Flown by Lt. Col. Thomas Christian (KIA August 12, 1944 with no victories) out of Bottisham Airfield, summer 1944. This is a much loved and extremely hotly debated aircraft, color scheme wise. You can paint it as you see fit, but this sheet accurately captures the correct size, style and dimensions of the markings it wore. The Tamiya 48th and 72nd kit markings are incomplete and incorrect, with considerably undersized fuselage codes. The "Athelene" marking is included for the Starboard cowling, which most earlier decals for Lou IV missed.

  5. Alabama Rammer Jammer. S/N 44-15092 of the 353rd Fighter Group, 352nd Fighter Squadron, 8th Air Force. Flown by Lt. Arthur Cundy (5 aerial victories) from Raydon Airfield in 1944-45. This aircraft can be built in two ways, as shown on the sheet with the three rows of nose checks, or slightly later, when the checks were extended as seen on Double Trouble Two.

I think you will agree that these are 5 interesting and beautiful P-51Ds.

This sheet will also be available at the same time in both 1/48th scale as BC48011 and in 1/72nd scale as BC72009.

Also available at the show will be a 1/72nd scale version of the 1/48th scale F4U-1 Corsairs Part 1. See the link below for details of the aircraft on this sheet. They are the same as the 48th scale aircraft, only a lot smaller! This sheet will be produced in very limited numbers.



This is an announcement only. No pre-orders will be taken yet. Watch for further announcements in the next few days of other products for the new Tamiya P-51D. There are a number of resin detail sets already in the works.

Happy modelling! Roy

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