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||One small decal sheet and a
letter-sized instruction sheet
||USD$9.00 for US orders; USD$10.00
for International orders. Available online from
||A very different finish for your
Tamiya or Hasegawa Mustang; minimal modifications required; very thin
carrier film and crisp printing; interesting background information and
two Reference photos on instruction sheet.
||Some fonts and markings do not seem
to match the Reference photos; no decal placement guide.
Reviewed by Brett Green
HyperScale is proudly supported by Squadron.com
is a website that has news, Galleries, Articles and more about the golden age of
Air Racing. Their first batch of eight 1/48 scale decal sheets focus on model
subjects that require only minor modification, including P-51B and D Mustangs,
and an F8F-2 Bearcat.
The review sample covers "Galloping Ghost", a P-51D racer that won the 1947
Kendall air race. This is a stock Mustang except for the filling of cowl air
vents and smoothing of the bumps for the navigation lights. Although the
instructions do not mention it, the six fairings in the leading edge of the wing
for the machine appear to have been removed and smoothed over too.
All the markings are contained on a 4.5" x 2.5" decal sheet. The instructions
are supplied on a single side of a letter-sized sheet. The instructions include
two reference photos of the real aircraft but no decal placement guide. This
would have been helpful for some of the smaller or ambiguous markings. Helpful
notes are also provided for the minor conversion work and the colours of this
The decals have been printed by Fantasy Workshop. Carrier film is kept to a
minimum, and registration is perfect. My only concern is that some of the fonts
used on the decal sheet do not match with the style or proportions seen on the
WarbirdAeroPress.com's "Galloping Ghost" sheet will be a simple way to
achieve a very different look for your Tamiya or Hasegawa Mustangs.
Thanks to Scott of WarbirdAeroPress.com for the review sample.
Warbird Aero Press Decals and
other merchandising may be purchased
online from their website
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This Page Created on 21 March, 2002
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