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Trumpeter 1/24th Scale Mustang Model Kit

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  • Member since
    November 2005
Trumpeter 1/24th Scale Mustang Model Kit
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 10:59 PM
When a person coined this kit "The cadillac of Mustang kits" he was right on the money in my book. When I first heard about this kit and its features I was very excited because now a company was going to come out with a Mustang to rival that of the Airfix Mustang which in my book is a bad kit that needs a complete overhaul. Then I heard about the price. And I was saying to myself that this kit better be worth the $100.00 price tag and you know what? It was and then some. I got it from Roll Modeles the other day and when I opened the box I was stunned at what I saw. The detail, accuracy, you name it this kit has it. It's about as close to a real Mustang as you can get unless you have the money to buy a real one. The only thing that made me mad was that you didnt get a better selection of decals which I took care of by contacting Mike Grant who speacializes in making aircraft decals. I'm getting new set from him with the markings of George Preddy's "Cripes A Mighty 3". As everyone should know Preddy was the top ace with the 352nd Fighter Group better known as the Blue Nosers Of Bodney. As with a kit of this size you can add alot of your own features which I plan on doing but Trumpeter has come out with a classic kit of a classic and well known thorobred fighter which IN MY OPINION was the best damn fighter plane of World War 2. I just wonder what else Trumpeter has in store for us modele builders, maybe a German FW 190 IN 1/24th scale? That would be a nice touch so I can have my P-51 blasting it out of the sky as was the case so many time's in the ETO. If you love the Mustang then buy Trumpeters kit, you wont be sorry because it's an awsome beauty.

Steve
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 20, 2003 8:54 PM
where can i find this mike grant decals ? i tryied searhing for it but i cant find it, if u could help me on this i would greatly appreciate it
thank u
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 20, 2003 9:06 PM
i am looking for the markings for the tuskegee airmen, if anyone has any kind of information on where i could get these decals i would greatly appreciate it
thank u
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: USA
Posted by weebles on Monday, January 20, 2003 11:39 PM
I have a few comments to make about what I've read on this subject.

1. Note that "Cripes A Mighty 3" was an early D model P-51. The verticle stabilizer doesn't have the classic fairing. In other words the tail looks like that of the B and C models. So unless Trumpeter has an option for this on their kit be prepared to modify the tail. "Cripes A Mighty" 4 was a D model like the Trumpeter kit.

2. I haven't seen any decals for 332nd FG (Tuskegee Airmen) yet. There are some starting to come out. I haven't seen too many photos. But there is some good art work out there. The color schemes on these aircraft are pretty basic and there isn't a lot of nose art to worry about. If you're good with masking and painting you should have no trouble producing a 332nd FG P-51D. The toughest part might be some of the paint work around the nose. I have John Shaw's print hanging with pride in my office. It's a beautiful airplane signed by great American's. Anyway, here are some links that might help you...

http://tuskegeeairmen.org/

http://www.eyesofthewild.com/redtailjshaw.html

3. I would swear that I received an add from Meteor saying that they had a line of 1/24 decals for the Trumpeter kit. Maybe I'm wrong though. Eagle Strike has a set of Blue Nose Bastard's of Bodney in 1/24th out. Here's a link for that...

http://www.eaglestrikeproductions.com/

Have fun guys. Looks like a great kit! I'm hanging on for the F4U and P-40B/C kits they are planning on releasing later this year.

Dave

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