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Mustang Cockpit
Stencils and Placards

BarracudaCals, 1/32 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

BarracudaCals Item Nos. BC32010 - P-51D Mustang Cockpit Stencils and Placards

Scale:

1/32

Contents & Media:

Decals plus placement guide.

Price:

USD$7.95 available online from Barracuda Studios
and will be available from Hannants from £4.99

Review Type:

First Look

Advantages:

Excellent production quality and amazing attention to detail.

Disadvantages:

 

Conclusions:

A fantastic enhancement to Tamiya's benchmark Mustang.


Reviewed by Rodger Kelly


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F i r s t L o o k

 

A new release from BarracudaCals, the sheet provides a comprehensive stencils and placards for the cockpit of the North American P-51D Mustang.

The release of the new Tamiya P-51D Mustang kit in 1/32 scale has arguably “upped the ante” when it comes to kit engineering.  It is a superb kit indeed but there is always room for improvement and this where this new decal release from BarracudaCals comes in.

 

 

The cockpit of any aircraft model is one area that draws attention and given that the Tamiya kit is in 1/32 scale, you can include certainly see the detail and what in fact is missing.  One thing that is missing is the seemingly myriad placards and manufacturer’s instructions that are within the cockpit of a factory fresh P-51. 

BarracudaCals have addressed this by releasing this new sheet that provides these placards and instructions as 1/32 scale decals.  Decals are also included for the main gear leg placards as well as the battery and radios behind the seat’s bulkhead.

Whilst small at 5¼" x 1¾", the sheet does contain 100 minuscule decals.  Most decals are of the two-part type which have you apply the black/red of the placard first and then apply the white lettering of the placard.

 

 

If a picture paints a thousand words, follow the link to the BarracudaCals website at http://barracudacals.com/images/instructions/BC32010instructions.jpg and view the (large) images there that show the extent of the data and placards that are provided.

There is no advice as to which company has printed the decals but they are thinly printed and have a minimum of carrier film surrounding each design. 

 

  • BarracudaCals 1/32 scale P-51D Mustang Cockpit stencils and placards review by Rodger Kelly: Image
  • BarracudaCals 1/32 scale P-51D Mustang Cockpit stencils and placards review by Rodger Kelly: Image
  • BarracudaCals 1/32 scale P-51D Mustang Cockpit stencils and placards review by Rodger Kelly: Image
  • BarracudaCals 1/32 scale P-51D Mustang Cockpit stencils and placards review by Rodger Kelly: Image
  • BarracudaCals 1/32 scale P-51D Mustang Cockpit stencils and placards review by Rodger Kelly: Image
  • BarracudaCals 1/32 scale P-51D Mustang Cockpit stencils and placards review by Rodger Kelly: Image
  • BarracudaCals 1/32 scale P-51D Mustang Cockpit stencils and placards review by Rodger Kelly: Image
  • BarracudaCals 1/32 scale P-51D Mustang Cockpit stencils and placards review by Rodger Kelly: Image
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There is a small placement guide included with the sheet that shows you where to place each decal and this is the same illustration above and you would do well to visit the link to view the larger image before you embark on the task of decaling your cockpit.  You might also want to read the very comprehensive notes on how to apply the decals that are printed on the placement guide too.

The decals sheet and placement guide come packed in a clear plastic zip-loc bag.

 

 

C o n c l u s i o n

 

Good stuff from BarracudaCals which I’m sure will be well sought out by those with the new Tamiya P-51D kit.


Footnote

We have several photos of Barracuda Studios' maestro Roy Sutherland's very own Mustang cockpit built using the decals included on this page.

If you want to see some more photos of what the decals look like applied to the Tamiya kit go to the BarracudaCals website Gallery and have a look at the images of Ron O’Neal’s finished Tamiya cockpit parts: http://barracudacals.com/gallery/index.php/Tamiya-1-32-P-51D---Ron-O-Neal

Thanks to BarracudaCals for this sample.


Text Copyright 2011 by Rodger Kelly
Images Copyright © 2011 by Barracuda Studios
This Page Created on 11 September, 2011
Last updated 12 September, 2011

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