Eagle Strike  48-104: Slybirds; 353 FG Mustangs

Units: 353 FG


$9.00 ($7.00 at NA Hobbies)


Scott Van Aken


With this sheet, Eagle Strike seems to have picked up on the idea that it is OK to have just a couple of subjects on a sheet if you provide all the markings for both subjects. In this case, they have chosen some very nice looking checker-nosed P-51D Mustangs from late in the war.

First is 'Double Trouble II' flown by the groups executive officer, William Bailey. It has a black rudder along with the usual markings for the nose. Eagle Strike also provides the black band for the prop spinner and 'aluminum' decal for the rudder so you don't have to mask for the serial number.

The other is 'Betty E' of the 350th FS. It has the rudder in the squadron's yellow color and the checkers go over the exhaust shroud. There are spare checks included on the sheet for the shroud and in case of 'errors'. The recommended kit is the Tamiya Mustang. As to whether it will also fit the others from Hasegawa, Monogram and so on, you are on your own.

Review sheet courtesy North American Hobbies, where you can get everything at 20-30% below retail.

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