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P-51D Mustang & Corsair Decals PREVIEW

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Roy Sutherland has sent the following information and images on more releases in his range of decals:

Barracuda Studios is pleased to announce a new decal sheet designed for the P-51D Mustang in both 1/48th and 1/72nd scales. A new F4U-1 Corsair sheet is also about to be released in 1/72nd scale. This sheet is already available in 48th scale. Both the Mustang and Corsair sheets in 1/72nd scale are printed in very small numbers, so get them before they are gone!.

Here's a quick look at the new P-51D Mustang sheets that will available for sale at the IPMS Nationals in Omaha, Nebraska later this week,and available for pre-order starting Wednesday, August 3rd:


BC48011 P-51D Mustangs Part 1 1:48th scale
BC72009 P-51D Mustangs Part 1 1:72nd scale

This sheet provides complete markings for one of five different P-51D Mustangs. A full suite of accurate D model airframe stencils and National Markings are included.



These new P-51D decal sheet provides markings for five European Theater P-51Ds. The markings are supported by a full suite of external stencils accurate for the P-51D. I don't believe a correct and complete set of P-51D stencils has ever been produced before in 1/48th or 1/72nd scale.


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These 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 red trim stripes and no invasion stripes, while the other one had red diagonal trim stripes, under fuselage 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.

  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.


BC72010 F4U-1 Corsairs Part 1 1:72nd scale

This sheet contains markings for five F4U-1 Corsairs.



These schemes have never been represented before in decal form.

  1. F4U or FG-1D Corsair. Bu no. unknown. “Mad Cossack” VMF-512. Pilot unknown. USS Gilbert Islands (CVE-107) July 1945

  2. F4U-1D Corsair. Bu no. unkown. “Palpitatin Pauli” VMF-441. Flown by Capt. Floyd C. Kirkpatrick. Yontan Airfield, Okinawa. April 1945

  3. FG-1D Corsair. Bu no. unknown. Yellow FF75 VMF-351. Flown by Lt. Col. Donald K. Yost. USS Cape Gloucester (CVE-109) East China Sea, August 1945

  4. F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair. Bu no. 02310. “VIVA!” VMF-124. Flown by 2nd Lt Kenneth Ambrose Walsh. Henderson Field, Guadalcanal 28 May 1943

  5. F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair. Bu no. unkown. “Tojo Eats (rude word for feces)!" Squadron, pilot, base and date are all unknown at this time.

These sets will be available for sale starting Wednesday evening in the Vendor room at the IPMS show in Omaha. For those of you not attending, pre-orders will also be accepted this Wednesday, August 3rd, with shipment to start on Wednesday, August 10th.

Go to www.barracudacast.com for information or ordering.

Happy modelling! Roy

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