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Kagero Decals 1/72 Pacific Mustangs Part 1 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2011 Manufacturer Kagero Decals
Subject Pacific Mustangs Part 1 Scale 1/72
Set Number 72001 Pros Three different options
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $16.00

First Look

For years now, Kagero has been publishing a wide variety of aircraft monographs and in many of these titles the authors provide an impressive selection of color profiles and even decals for selected profiles. These decals usually covered subjects that were largely overlooked by most other decal companies. Here we have Kagero's first decal releases without a monograph for Tamiya's 1/72 P-51D Mustang kit. This set covers three colorful subjects with nice nose art that again have not been seen as decals that I can recall.

P-51D P-51D

The examples presented here include:

  • P-51D-25-NA, 44-72671, 457 FS/506 FG, 528, Iwo Jima, 1945, 'The Enchantress' as flown by 2Lt William Saks
  • P-51D-25-NA, 44-72570, 457 FS/506 FG, 542, Iwo Jima, 1945, 'Fighting Lady' as flown by Lt Ralph Gardner/2Lt Chester Jatczak
  • F-6D-10-NA, 44-14841, 82 TRS/71 TRG, Hill Field, Mindoro, 1945, as flown by Capt William Shomo

As with the Kagero monographs, these decals are accompanied by large color profiles presented in all four views (top, bottom, left and right sides) to provide good painting and decal placement instructions.

If you're looking for some nice subjects that will be different than most other Mustangs on the contest table, here are three good choices.

For more information about this set and the other releases from Kagero Decals, visit their website at

My sincere thanks to Kagero Decals for this review sample!


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