Roy Grinnell | 1/32 P-51 Mustang Decals
Reviewed by Chris Sherland
Roy Grinnell needs no introduction to aviation art enthusiasts, his fantastic aviation paintings have been drawing critical acclaim for years. However few may know that Roy Grinnell also offers aviation decals. While quite limited (3 items) his decal line covers two of the most famous P-51 Mustangs of WWII. Both 357th FG aircraft, "Glamorous Glen III" flown by then Capt Charles "Chuck" Yeager, and "Old Crow" flown by Maj Clarence "Bud" Anderson are arguably the most recognizable Mustangs of the ETO.
The 1/32 Mustang sheet actually covers three Mustangs, two versions of "Old Crow" (B and D models), as well as "Glamorous Glen III." The sheet is nicely printed and very well researched. The instructions have detailed marking guides for all three aircraft. The decals are printed by Scale Master and are of very high quality and durability.
I had the pleasure of using these decals on a 1/32 Hasegawa P-51D, and the results were excellent. Of special note are the nose checkers that I dreaded getting to. These formed perfectly around the complex curves of the Mustang's chin, and snuggled down tight with a little MicroSol.
With the new 1/32 P-51D Mustang recently announced by Dragon, this sheet will probably see some renewed interest.
This and 2 other decal sheets are offered through Roy Grinnell's webpage.
© Chris Sherland 2006
This review was published on Saturday, July 02 2011; Last modified on Monday, August 05 2013