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Eye Catcher Mustangs II

TG Decals, 1/72 & 1/48 scales

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Catalogue Number, Description and Price

Eye Catcher Mustangs II

48006- Eye Catcher Mustangs 1. USD$15.00

72006- Eye Catcher Mustangs 1. USD$18.00

plus shipping available direct from TG Decals

Scale: 1/48 & 1/72 scales
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Crisply printed, clear instructions, bright interesting schemes.
Disadvantages: None noted.
Conclusion: This set of colourful Dominican schemes will give the avid P-51D Mustang builders plenty of scope for something different.

Reviewed by David Couche


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FirstLook

 

TG Decals, a relatively new company from Guatemala first came to notice in 2019. Their 6th offering is a set of colourful Fuerza Aérea Dominicana P-51Ds.

 

 

The set gives you two sheets of decals. The sheets are crisply printed and appear to be in excellent register.

 

 

They are printed locally in Guatemala so a test decaling is needed to see you they lay down.

 

 

Both the 1/48 and 1/72 sets are identical. At the moment, their Facebook page shows no signs of a 1/32 version.

Included is a set of vinyl masks for the painting of some of the intricate markings for these machines.

Instructions and profiles comes as 3 double sided A4 glossy sheets. There is one page with instructions for the placement and use of the vinyl masks and respective painting instructions. The text for these instructions are in both English and Spanish. The instructions has one page of side profiles, both port and starboard to remove doubts of mirrored markings, as well as a page of upper and lower views. TG Decals leave no doubts as to where all marking should go.

 

 

The set gives you three different schemes for the Dominican Mustangs. All of these schemes are for the “Ramfis” Squadron at different periods of times. These Mustangs were purchased from Sweden in 1952 before the block of supply by the USA.

 

 

The schemes are;

  • P-51D, 1936, “Ramfis” Squadron, Fuerza Aérea Dominicana, circa 1954 – red nose

  • P-51D, 1929, “Ramfis” Squadron, Fuerza Aérea Dominicana, circa 1960 – black nose

  • P-51D, 1905, “Ramfis” Squadron, Fuerza Aérea Dominicana, circa 1960 – yellow nose

Paint call outs for the painting of the aircraft is for Model Master, Humbrol, Gunze, Vallejo and Tamiya.

 

 

This will certainly cover many modellers choice of paint.

 

 

Conclusion

 

These Dominican air force set of decals certainly offers some great and colourful schemes for the P-51D Mustang.  As offerings from a young company, they show great promise. Well recommended.

Thanks to TG Decals for the sample.


Review Text and Images Copyright 2020 by David Couche
Page Created 16 September, 2020
Last updated 16 September, 2020

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