This decal sheet is numbered 48038 and arrived from Iliad decals in a stout cardboard envelope. The subjects of this sheet are:
- F-51D, 484986, Wyoming National Guard, April 1948
- P-51D, 511385, California National Guard
- P-51D, 511380, 197th FS, Arizona National Guard
- P-51D, 473348, Ohio National Guard
The aircraft are all overall natural metal for the most part. The set contains just the aircraft-specific decals and you will have to use the stencils from the kit you’re using. There are numerous 1/48 P-51D kits out there and this sheet should work with any of them.
The contents of this set are:
- 1 double-sided colour sheet of instructions
- 1 21 cm x 14 cm decal sheet
The instructions are clear and simple and give all the extra details you’re going to need to get your build right. The port side views of each aircraft have details against each of them letting you know details about the painting scheme used and any idiosyncrasies of the individual aircraft. All the colours used on the aircraft are named. On the reverse side of the sheet are top views of the 4 aircraft showing decal placement on the top and bottom of the aircraft along with photos of Hamilton cuffed and non-cuffed propellors.
The decal sheet, as you can see in the photographs and the video, is perfectly in register, well detailed and the colours look good too. The backing film is minimal to non-existent except in places where it is needed to line text up. Iliad has chosen a diverse range of aircraft to build with many interesting decal options.
This set is available for $12.00 from Iliad Design’s site.
This is a quality decal set for some unusual P-51Ds.
Many thanks to Iliad Design for the review sample.