fündekals | P-51D 100th FS, 332nd FG
Reviewed by Kevin Williams
fündekals :) has provided here, a very nice set of decals specifically tailored to one particular P-51D: Bunnie, of the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group, Ramitelli, Italy, piloted by Captain Roscoe Brown.
These decals (wonderfully printed), are really quite interesting, appearing to be in perfect register, very thin and quite opaque. Given the apparent fine quality of the printing, I see no need to dwell further on this particular aspect. When used in conjunction with the fündekals :) P-51 Mustang stencils set (where applicable), a very complete in appearance airframe is very doable.
No national insignia is provided in this set, though those can easily be sourced elsewhere, so no big problem there really, and the red nose, red tail, anti-glare shield and applicable wing stripes will need to be added by the user, but this is not at all unusual, and fündekals :) has thoughtfully provided color recommendations for the aforementioned colors.
fündekals :) also offers up downloadable instructions, that are very often great references unto themselves, with illustrative examples of the products featured, as well as a breakdown on the interpreted data depicted, a very nice touch indeed, and may be an industry first, as I know of no other decal companies that go to such great lengths to provide the modeler with such in depth documentation. This approach undoubtedly saves on overall expenses, and that's always a good thing.
All things considered, if you're looking for a unique set of markings for your P-51D (more than likely the Tamiya kit, since that's the best extant kit there is on the market), these may just fill the bill for you quite nicely, as the combination of colors and details, will create a very interesting visual depiction of a very specific 332nd FG Mustang.
This product is highly recommended.
Thanks to fündekals :) for the review sample.
Additional recommended (by me), reference/reading material:
Squadron/Signal P-51 Mustang
Squadron/Signal P-51D Mustang Walk Around
Kagero Topshots P-51D Mustang
© Kevin Williams 2015
This review was published on Monday, August 31 2015; Last modified on Wednesday, February 24 2016