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PYN-up Decals Curtiss Cuties #2. P-40E-1-CU, RAAF/Australia/United Kingdom/US flags on left nose, 77 Sq, RAAF, S/L Dick Cresswell, Goodenough Island, New Guinea, Late 1942. Watch my video for full details on how this bird was marked. The second subject is the well-known and extremely interesting P-40N-5-CU, 49th FG/7th FS, “Empty Saddle”/”Keystone Kathlene,” #20, Maj Arland Stanton, Squadron Commander, Gusap, New Guinea, early 1944. An exceptionally strange aspect of this ship was the national insignia, which was based on a star “cocarde” as used by the USAAF from August 1942 to June 1943 (a simple blue disk where the white star tips touch the outside edge of the blue circle. White bars WITHOUT blue outlines were added to this marking on the wings and fuselage. As noted, the simple star “cocarde” was last officially used in June 1943, well before this ship was photographed in early 1944. The great nose art, along with the white tail surfaces and oddball national insignia make this a noteworthy subject!

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PYN-up Decals Liberated Chics #2. B-24H-15-FO, Leo, 493 BG, Bill Hilfinger pilot, Philip Brinkman (artist); F-7A (B-24J-1-CO), Hangover Haven II, 20 Combat Mapping Sq, natural metal scheme, John Noble.

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PYN-up P-47 Thundering Bolts. P-47D-28-RA, Dottie Mae, 511 FS/405 FG, Lt. Henry Mohr, Straubing, Germany, Spring 1945; P-47D-4-RA, No. 71, sitting female figure, 49 FG/9 FS, Lt James W. Harris, Gusap, New Guinea, Late 1943 – Early 1944. These two aircraft are not only colorful and interesting; they have both recently been recovered from the wilderness and are right now being remanufactured to flying status!.

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PYN-up Decals Beautiful B-29s. B-29-40-BW, 42-24592, Dauntless Dotty, A Square 1, Robert Morgan (former pilot of Memphis Belle), 869 BS/497 BG, Early 1945, Saipan, Marianas Islands; B-29-50-BW, 42-24863, Lucky Lady, E Triangle 12, Harold Davis, 398 BS/504 BG, North Field, Tinian, March, 1945. Both planes include the similar but actually different artwork on BOTH sides of the nose!

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P-39s Airacobras #2. American and Russian ‘Cobras include P-39D "Border Buckaroo II/Black Fury" of the 110th TRS; P-39Q of a Soviet ace from 9th GvIAP with large a large eagle superimposed on a red disk and clutching a Soviet Guards insignia in his talons; and the P-39Q of Lt Marks named "Monkey" and "Kay" of the 8th FG. The final subject is the dramatically marked P-39Q-5 of Soviet ace Mikhail Rents of the 30th GvIAP. This bird sported 11 kill markings, large playing cards, and an aviation insignia, practically filling the entire side of the aircraft.

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P-47 Nose Art #1. MULTIPLE SHEET SET. P-47D-23-RA "The Hornet" John Piper 47 FS/15 FG; P-47C "The Syracusan" Henry Miklajcyk 352 FG; P-47D (nude artwork) Stan Miles 352 FG; P-47D "Gena This Is It!" Joe Mason 352 FG. Slightly different Gena markings were carried on each side of the nose and we give you both.

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P-38s #1. P-38L, X, Miss Cheri, 80th FS, 8th FG, Mindoro & Ie Shima, April-July 1945; P-38H-1-LO, Nr.161, Screamin’ Kid, Capt John Loisel (8 kills), 432 FS, 475 FG, Jan-Feb 1944, Dobodura, New Guinea; P-38J-15-LO, H, Hill’s Angels, Lt Allen Hill (7 kills), 80 FS, 8 FG; P-38H-1-LO, Nr.162, Skidoo, Lt Perry Dahl (9 kills), 432 FS, 475 FG, Jan-Feb 1944, Dobodura, New Guinea.

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Skyraider NOSE ART Birds. Glossy Sea Blue Korean War AD-4Nas of VF-194 with NOSE ART (2 aircraft – my uncle flew them both!); orange/white USMC AD-6 from AES-12; AD-6 from VA-85; A-1H from VA-115 wearing experimental green camouflage in combat.

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P-51D Mustangs. Capt. Charles E. Weaver, reclining nude woman nose art and eagle/swastika kill markings, 362nd FS, G4*A; Ridge Runner III, Maj. Pierce McKennon, 335th FS, WD*A; Lt. Col. Glenn Eagleston, swooping eagle nose art, CO 353rd FS, FT*L; Maj. William Shomo (FIVE kills in ONE DAY!), The Flying Undertaker, 82nd TRS, Yellow 66.

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Camouflaged B-26B Marauders with remarkable nose art. ER*X, "Fighting Cock," 450 BS/322 BG; 71*B, "Valkyrie," 497 BS/344 BG; DR*H, "Jezabelle," 452 BG/322 BG

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AVG & USAAC Tomahawks #1. As I’ve said, I dearly love those Flying Tiger (AVG) Tomahawk schemes!: This set showcases three famous Tiger Tomahawks and one USAAC bird. First is a Hawk 81A-2, Tom Haywood, 3rd Pursuit Squadron AVG. A former Marine, Haywood had a Marine Corps bulldog insignia displayed under his windscreen along with the famous AVG flying tiger "V" insignia doped on (making the background much darker than the rest of the camouflage). Tex Hill personally approved our depiction of the famous Panda #48 Hawk 81A-2he flew while part of the 2nd Pursuit Squadron AVG. Next is the Hawk 81-A-2 (P-40B) flown by Charles Bond, 1st PS, American Volunteer Group, Loiwing, China, 1942. Bond told us he had kill markings painted on his plane, but knew of no photos showing them; we’ve included them on the decal sheet to give you a choice. The final subject is an absolutely stock (and pristine) P-40 (P-40-CU), 35th PS, 8th Pursuit Group, Mitchell Field, NY, 1941. The P-40CU was very similar to the P-40B.

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F4F Wildcats #1 One of Cutting Edge’s most popular decal sets of all time, this set has four killer schemes from the Marine contingent on Guadalcanal–produced from photos from the collections of the pilots involved! Lt Jim Swett, VMF-221, with large cartoon caveman wearing a diaper on fin; Capt Marion Carl, VMF-223 (displaying 19 kills!); Indian Head from unknown Marine unit (documented as having participated in Operation TORCH in North Africa during November & December 1942; the large yellow surrounds pm on the fuselage and wings have been painted out with fresh paint); Capt Joe Foss, VMF-121.

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F4U Nose Art #3. FG-1D HQSS-22 "Skipper’s Orchid;" F4U-1A VFM-217 "Ring-Dang-Doo;" F4U-1 VMF-213 "Dangerous Dan/Eight Ball;" F4U-1 VMF-215 "Spirit of ’76" (and we ain’t talking about the Bicentennial!).

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F4U Corsair Nose Art #4. This set features extremely unusual nose art on Marine Corsairs. First is F4U-1D "Daisy Jane" from VMF-511. Next is F4U-1D "Laura-Ricky" from VMF-113. The third bird is a FG-1A, "Blue Baron," from VMF-122 and sporting a very unusual white panel on the fin. The final ship is F4U-1A "Reluctant Gator" from an unknown unit.

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P-47 Nose Art #2. MULTIPLE SHEET SET. P-47D-16-RE, "Dallas Blonde," #81, Lt. Don Kerns, 319th FS, 325th FG; P-47D-15-RE, "Sneezy," PZ*Y, Don McKibben, 352th FG; P-47D-16-RE, "The Pied Piper," #H54, 310th FS, 58th FG; P-47D-16-RE, bulldog artwork, DQ*P, 495th FG

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"Lil Abner" Nose Art Mosquito FB.Vis and NF.IIs of 418 Sq, Royal Canadian AF. EXTREMELY LOW QUANTITY–less than 17 left! (Note: all ships had large red Canadian maple leaf painted on the crew entry door) FB.VI TH•E "Mammy Y" (Mammy Yokum); black-bellied NF.II TH•P "Li’l Abner" flown by L/L Cleveland; FB.VI TH•L "Flame McGoon;" FB.VI TH•Z "Hairless Joe" (lots of kill markings) flown by S/L Bannock.

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P-39 Nose Art #1. P-39D, 31st PG, with the large white crosses denoting the 1941 Carolina Maneuvers; Soviet P-39N, K.M. Ibatoullin, 30th GvIAP, with Cyrillic slogans & nose art; P-39Q, unusual coral scheme, 15th FG (let your friends argue about that one!). The final bird is a P-39Q with nice nude door art from the 79th TRG in New Guinea.

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P-39 Airacobras #3. This is definitely the most fun P-39 set we ever did, featuring everything from a historically important bird to wild nose art to a natural metal scheme to an Italian scheme. First is William A. Shomo’s very first "Snooks," a P-39Q of the 82nd TRG (he later earned the Medal of Honor flying a Mustang). Next is the striking P-39K Fireball, actually delivered to the USAAF by Bell Aircraft with this nose art already applied! A standout in any collection, the unarmed P-39D "Daisy Mae" sports an extremely unexpected natural metal finish and large nose art. The final subject is P-39N 97° Squadriglia, Italian AF, in standard camouflage.

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P-40N Warhawks of the CBI Part 2. P-40N-1 with a huge bloody skull on cowl, Herbert Doughty, 89 FS, India, 1944; P-40N-20, "Judy," John Bolyard, 74 FS, China 1944; P-40N-15 with bloody sharkmouth, "Shirley II" and five kill marks, Raymond Callaway, CACW (wearing Nationalist Chinese stars), 8 FS/3 FG, Shina 1944; P-40N with sharkmouth of Col. John Dunning, CACW, 5 FG Hq, China 1944.

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P-40s #3. P-40N-1, 90 FS, skull; P-40K-1, Capt Roy Brown, 15 FS, Ole Hellion/sharkmouth; P-40K, Lt James Little, 75 FS, sharkmouth; P-40N Capt William Bonneaux, 17 FS/5 FG CACW, Jo-Dodo.

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P-40 Warhawk #4. P-40M, Capt. Paul Royer, 25th FS, 51st FG, Yunnanyi, China, 1944; P-40E, Maj. Ed Rector, CO 76th FS, 23rd FG, Kweilin, China, 1942; P-40N-15, 42-106238, 1st Lt. Carl Hardy, 16th FS, 51st FG, China, 1944; P-40N-5, Capt. Wang Kuang Fu, CACW 7th FS, 3rd FG, Loahokow, China, 1945

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P-40s of the American Volunteer Group. Note this set includes separate sharkmouths to fit both the Hobbycraft and Trumpeter P-40B kits! The first ship is the Hawk 81-A-2 (P-40B) flown by Erik Shilling, 2nd PS, American Volunteer Group, Kunming, China, 1942. Note this bird was converted to a photo reconnaissance platform by removing the wing guns and installing a camera in the fuselage, with a 10" hole cut in the belly immediately under the fuselage access door. Also noteworthy is the fact that the white 1st PS fuselage stripe was retained when the blue 2nd PS stripe was added, making a two-color fuselage stripe! The next ship was a P-40E-1 of the American Volunteer Group, China, May, 1942. Of note is the overpainted wing and fuselage US stars, but the underwing "U.S. ARMY" was retained!!! Next is another Hawk 81-A-2 (P-40B), this one flown by John Newkirk, 2nd PS, American Volunteer Group, Toungoo, Burma, December, 1941. Note the significantly different sharkmouths on this ship and Schilling’s bird. The final subject for this set is the P-40E-1 ferried by Flying Tiger R.T. Smith to China in March, 1942. This was one of the original six P-40Es sent to the AVG and shows the white high-viz markings applied in chalk to the top of the fuselage, along with Smith’s "personal" markings also in white chalk.

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Mustang Mania #1. P-51D-20-NA, "Man O’ War" with special field-applied camouflage striping to the top of the fuselage and wings, QP*A, Claiborne Kinnard Jr., 355th FG commander; P-51D-10, "Stinky," IV*M, Joseph W. Mejaski, 369th FS, 359TH FG; P-51D, Robin Olds, "SCAT VII" in the correct ORANGE color with 21 kill markings, L2*W, 434th FS, 479TH FG, NOTE: this artwork was based on Gen Olds photos and confirmed for us by Gen Olds; P-51D-5-NA, "Happy Jack’s Go Buggy," MC*O with the correct mixture of code letters and kill markings, Jack M. Ilfrey, 79th FS, 20th FG, 8th AF, 1944.

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P-51D Mustang Mania #2. P-51D, CY*D Bar, Capt. Frank Birtciels, "MISS VELMA", 343rd FS, 55th FG; P-51D, diving woman artwork, KI*S, Lt. Walter "Moon" Mullins, 55th FS, 20th FG; P-51D-5, Deviless, Maj. Niven K. Cranfill, 369th FS, 359th FG, East Wretham, August 1944

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Struck By Lightning #1. P-38G, #11, Lt. Sidney W. Weatherford, "Tommie’s Lucky Penny"/chief’s head art, 48th FS, 14th FG, North Africa, August, 1943; P-38L-1, #218, , Lt. William Fowkes, "Billy’s Filly"/female art, , 12th FS, 18th FG, Zamboanga, Philippines; P-38L-5, #140, Uncle Sam riding lightning bolt superimposed on shamrock insignia, Capt. Elliot Summer, 432nd FS, 475th FG, 1945.

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P-51 Mustang Mania #3. P-51D-20, CV*R, "Ole Goat," Maj. George A. Doersch, East Wretham, April 1945; P-51D, CG*A, "My Ready Steady" with TWO female nose art pieces!, 38th FS, 55th FG; P-51D-20, IV*D, "Hubert," Lt. Rene L. Burtner, 369th FS, 359th FG, East Wretham, May 1945 (shot down Soviet Yak-9s near the end of WW II!); P-51D, CL*M, "Katydid," Lt. Col. Elwyn Righetti, 338th FS, 55th FG

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Kittyhawks & Warhawks. P-40E-1 with a huge yellow tiger face on cowl, 11th FS, 343rd FG, Kiska, Aleutians, 1942; P-40N-5-CU, with a huge red hawk face on cowl, Army Pilot Class 43-K, Napier Field, AL, 1943; P-40E-1, Captured by Japanese and flown in Japanese markings.

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Big Jugs Part 3. P-47D-30-RE, WZ*S, "Eileen " (bumblebee artwork that was different from Oiler’s razorback), Lt. Frank Oiler, 84th FS, 78th FG , England, Fall 1944, probably in RAF Dark Green Over Sky; P-47D-15, UN*S, female artwork, Lt. Samuel Stamps, 56th FG, Spring, 1944; P-47D-10, HV*Z, flown by Group Commander Col. Hub Zemke, 61st FS, 56th FG, April-May, 1944. Although rather plain, is believed Hub Zemke flew this aircraft when he attained ‘double-ace’ status. This was also the aircraft Zemke was flying when he was almost shot down by Luftwaffe ace Günther Rall (275 kills) on May 12, 1944.

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Spitfire "Eagles & Aces". Spitfire Mk Vb, RS-T, Robert Stanford-Tuck-29 kills, Commander, Biggin Hill Wing, January 1942; Spitfire Mk Vb, MD-A, Sqn. Leader Eric Thomas; No 133 Sqn, Biggin Hill; May, 1942; Spitfire Mk Vb, DL-H, Sgt. A. C. Younge, No 91 Sqn’s ‘B’ Flight, Hawkinge, England, Summer 1942; Spitfire Mk Vb, MD-C, Sqn. Leader Eric Thomas, No 133 Sqn, Biggin Hill, June 1942.

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P-59 Airacomets #1. P-59B, 44-22633, "Reluctant Robot," (overall orange scheme), July 11, 1946; XP-59A, First flight scheme, flown by Robert "Bob" Stanley, Muroc, Oct. 1, 1942; XP-59A, 42-108786, Nr.3, a two-seat conversion retrofitted with clipped wing and tail; XP-59A, 42-108785, "Superman," a two-seat conversion; P-59A, 44-22614, Nr.88; P-59B, 44-22636, Nr.688, 412th FG, Ontario Army Air Base; YP-59A, 42-108777, retrofitted with a clipped wing and tail.

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Airacomets #2 with cool nose art. YP-59A, 42-108783 "Mystic Mistress," overall insignia red scheme (reported in some publications as glossy black, but Dana Bell states he’s seen a color photo and it was in fact overall red), late version; YP-59A, 42-108783 "Mystic Mistress," a two-seat conversion (early version); P-59A, 44-22613, #82, flown by Colonel David Lee "Tex" Hill, Commander, 412th FG, Kern County Airport, Bakersfield, CA, Spring 1945 [SPECIAL THANKS TO COL HILL FOR PROVIDING THE PHOTOS OF HIS JET!]; P-59A, 44-22610, "Smoky Stover," first jet to land in Alaska, as it appeared at Ladd Field, Dec. 9, 1944; P-59B, 44-22658 (BuNo 64108), assigned to U.S. Navy NATC, Patuxent River, July 19, 1947; P-59B-1-BE, 44-22637, #689, Santa Maria, California, May 1945.

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P-40B/C Tomahawks. Flying Tiger R. T. Smith, Flight Leader 3rd. PS, American Volunteer Group, flew the first subject in this set, a Hawk 81-A-2 (P-40B), from Kunming in January 1942. You’ll note the five kill markings, 3rd squadron "Hell’s Angels" insignia and red fuselage stripe. Another Flying Tiger, Tommy Haywood flew Hawk 81-A-2 (P-40B) #94 with the 3rd. PS, American Volunteer Group, Kunming, 1942. Note Haywood’s three kill markings and completely different style of sharkmouth from Smith’s ship. Our decal set includes separate sharkmouths to fit the Hobbycraft and Trumpeter kits. Lt. S. G. Ridnyi, Commander, 126th IAP, flew AH965 during the desperate defense of Moscow. The white winter topside camouflage is expected, but the large British serial number painted on top of the white is not! The final subject was a Pearl Harbor defender. It was a P-40C of the 78th PS, 8th PG, Bellows Field, Hawaii, December 1941. Note the huge "300" stenciled on the fuselage sides! Obviously we’ve included the correct black "U. S. ARMY" underwing markings-yes, they were usually Insignia Blue, but have been definitely documented as black on P-40s by Dana Bell and others.

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Zirkus Rosarius Part 1. TheVersuchsverband (the Trials and Research Unit of the Luftwaffe High Command) flew and assessed the capabilities of captured Allied fighters, and toured these aircraft to various Luftwaffe fighter units as the "Wanderzirkus (or Beute-Zirkus) Rosarius." The aircraft tested by them included P-51s, P-38s, P-47s, Spitfires, Mosquitos and a Typhoon. This set features a Mosquito B.IV coded T9+XB, 2./VVB OKL, based at Königsberg, Neumark, July 1944. Next is the P-47D-2-RA formerly YF*U of the 358 FS/355 FG and now coded T9+FK, 2./VVB OKL, Wunstorf, July 1944. The final ship is the remarkable P-51B formerly from the 334 FS/4 FG and now coded T9+HK, 2./VVB OKL, Neuruppin, late 1944. This unusual scheme consisted of natural metal over RLM 04 yellow rather than the typical topside color of RLM 74.

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Zirkus Rosarius Part 2. This set includes markings for THREE schemes on TWO aircraft. The first is P-51B T9+CK, in a very colorful scheme of overall natural metal except for RLM 04 yellow undersides and tail, 2./VVB OKL, Summer 1944. The second aircraft is the famous P-47D-2-RA "Beetle" YF*U, flown by 2nd. Lt. William Roach of the 358th FS, 355th FG, and landed intact in occupied Europe on 7 November 1943. The first scheme is Roach’s original USAAF markings and the second scheme depicts the same ship after being partially repainted by the Luftwaffe (2./VVB OKL), Wunstorf, in July 1944, with overpainted US insignia and a RLM 04 yellow cowl ring and rudder added. Note the Germans RETAINED the original "Beetle" nose art! A third scheme of overall RLM74/04 is covered separately on our decal set CED48256, Zirkus Rosarius Part 1 (not currently available).
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Zirkus Rosarius #3. This is a continuation of our earlier sets portraying Allied aircraft flown by the Versuchsband (Luftwaffe Trials and Research Unit). All birds were painted in the standard captured aircraft test scheme of RLM 74 over RLM 04. First is P-51B, T9+CK, of 2./VVB OKL, Wunstorf, Summer 1944. Next is the Spitfire XI formerly of 412 Sq, RCAF, now coded T9+EK, again from 2./VVB OKL, Neumark, Summer 1944. The final ship is the former 486 Sq RNZAF Typhoon Ia now coded T9+GK, 2./VVB OKL, Neumark, Summer 1944. These are truly unexpected and eye-catching standouts in any model collection.

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B-17 Standard Insignia #1. Insignia used until August 1942, including 56" fuselage and 74" wing cocardes with separate red centers (Freeman "Type 1" US national insignia). These markings were used on B-17s from the start of the program until the introduction of smaller star/blue circle/no red dot cocardes in mid August 1942. This set also includes the "U.S. ARMY" for the wing bottoms in the correct Insignia Blue (they were NOT black!), as well as prop logos and Orange Yellow 15" individual numbers for the fin serial. Note that officially, the red center dot was removed from US insignia as of 1 June 1942, so it’s possible to see B-17s with the large "Type 1" insignia without the red dot! Please note that we have never seen documentation of a B-17E (including the prototype) with the red/white/blue rudder stripes, so they are not included on this sheet.

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B-17 Standard Insignia #2: August 1942 to June 1943. This set includes 50" fuselage cocardes and 70" wing cocardes (Freeman "Type 2" national insignia), with separate 3" and 6" yellow surrounds (Freeman "Type 2A"). It also includes optional light gray stars to replace the white stars in the insignia as was very frequently seen in the field. Prop logos and Orange Yellow 15" individual numbers for the fin serial are also included. Note that the yellow surround to the cocardes was OFFICIALLY 2" wide, but most photos we’ve seen show much wider surrounds. These were invariably hand-painted, and wide variations were seen. Please note that these yellow surrounds were NOT Operation Torch (North African invasion) markings as usually reported, but rather were in response to a British request to help make the US cocardes more visible in the ETO. Practically, the "Type 2A" insignia was only painted on aircraft until about December 1942, but some in-service aircraft carried the insignia after that date.

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B-17 Standard Insignia #3. June 1943 to September 1943 and even later. This set includes 50" fuselage and 70" wing stars & bars with RED outline for use until late September 1943 (Freeman "Type 3"), AS WELL AS the same size insignia with lighter blue (faded) cocardes with darker blue surrounds to represent Type 3 insignia converted to "Type 4" insignia. The set also includes prop logos and Orange Yellow 15" individual numbers for the fin serial. Note that these markings will allow you to show accurate and high-quality star markings on any of your B-17 models from this period, regardless which decals you use, and that most 1/48 Cutting Edge and PYN-up Decal B-17 sets do not include national insignia so we can include the maximum number of specific markings in each set. *** Also please note that I will make the other three types of B-17 national markings (CED48260, B-17E/F Early Insignia (simple cocardes with and without the center red dot used through August 1942, with huge "U. S. Army" for the lower wings); CED48261, B-17E/F Early Insignia used from Aug 42 to June 43 (simple cocarde with and without center red dot, with optional yellow outer ring, and with optional "grayed out" white star); and CED48263, B-17E/F/G Late Insignia with the standard "star and bar" including optional "grayed out" white areas and optional red bars for postwar markings) available at a later time. I will also make available in the near future CED48270, B-29 National Insignia; CED48271, B-24 National Insignia (Early), and CED48272, B-24 National Insignia (Late).

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B-17 Standard Insignia #4: September 1943 to the 1950s. This set has the 50" fuselage and 70" wing stars & bars in Insignia Blue and Insignia White, and includes separate red bars for post-1947 B-17s. In addition, the set has optional separate light gray stars and bars to replace the white for "grayed out" insignia, which was often seen on B-17s, including Forts that left the factory in the natural metal scheme! Prop logos and 15" black individual numbers for the fin serial. Note that this is the final B-17 national markings set out of the four we created to cover the entire operational history of the Flying Fortress; the other three sets were previously offered to you in past increments.

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F4U-4 Corsairs #1. Three combat veteran Corsairs grace this set. First is a F4U-4 from the VF-713 Fighting Aces flying off the USS Antietam (CVA-36) in January 1952. This bird displays 11 mission markings and the large "H" on the fin denoting Air Wing 15 fighter squadrons. Next is another Korean vet, this time a Marine F4U-4B of the famous VMF-214 Blacksheep flying from K-3 (Pohang), Korea, 1950. The "WE" tail code was used by the Blacksheep during the entire war. Now for something completely different . . . the Central American combat veteran F4U-4B flown by the Honduran Air Force, F-96995, during the 1969 "Football War" ("Soccer War" to North Americans) with El Salvador.

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F4U-4 Famous Planes. MEDAL OF HONOR Corsair! F4U-4, VF-32, ENS Jesse L. Brown; F4U-4, VF-32, LTJG Thomas J. Hudner; LT Hudner won the Medal of Honor trying to rescue his wingman, ENS Jessie Brown. Hudner crash-landed his Corsair behind enemy lines next to Brown’s crashed aircraft and attempted to free ENS Brown from the wreckage; F4U-4B, VMA-332, USS Bairoko (CVE-115), Yellow Sea (off Korea), July 1953; F4U-4, VA-14 ‘Tophatters,’ LCDR Lou Burke (commander VA-14), September, 1949

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F4U-4 Olathe & Korea. F4U-4, Naval Reserve Training Unit, Olathe, Kansas, March 1956; F4U-4B, VF-113, CDR John "Tex" O’Neill, USS Princeton, 1950

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B-29 Standard Insignia. This set contains 50" fuselage and 60" wing stars & bars (Freeman "Type 4"), as well as separate, optional red bars for post-1947 B-29s, which includes the Korean War period. It also includes both types of prop logos as a bonus. Note that the XB-29s, YB-29s, and very early Olive Drab/Neutral Gray production B-29s carried the 50" fuselage and 60" wing white/blue cocardes with no bars (50" and 60" can be found on CED48261). Further note that B-29s built at Wichita (BW), Omaha (MO), and Renton (BN) had the fuselage star & bar rotated about 1 1/2° to horizontal datum, while those produced at Atlanta (BA) were exactly horizontal. Note that these markings will allow you to show accurate and high-quality star markings on any of your B-29 models, regardless which decals you use, and that 1/48 PYN-up Decal B-29 sets do not include national insignia so we could include the maximum number of specific markings in each set.
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B-24 National Insignia – Early. This set includes all the early national insignia applied to B-24s, including the original 65" cocarde-only star (Freeman "Type 1" US national insignia), the original star with yellow outline as applied to many aircraft flying from British bases for better identification by British defense forces; and the RED-outlined 45" star-and-bar used from June 1943 to September 1943 and later (Freeman "Type 3"). Since the 8th Air Force (and some factories at certain times) painted out the white in the star (or star-and-bar) with light gray paint to reduce visibility, we’ve included light gray overlay decals in case your model requires them. Please note that my second set covering later B-24s (CED48272) will be available in the next increment of decals I make available.

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B-24/PB4Y National Insignia – September 1943 to 1947. This set includes the late war national insignia applied to B-24s, PB4Y-1s, and PB4Y-2s, including the 45" fuselage and wing US national insignia (stars & bars) in Insignia Blue and Insignia White applied to nearly all B-24s and the huge 65" fuselage stars applied to the early Willow Run built B-24Hs. Since the 8th Air Force (and some factories at certain times) painted out the white in the star (or star-and-bar) with light gray paint to reduce visibility, we’ve included light gray overlay decals in case your model requires them. In fact, many photos exist showing natural metal Liberators with grayed out national insignia (kind of defeats the purpose, but regulations are regulation!) We’ve also included a nice selection of Hamilton Standard prop logos. Finally, don’t forget that you’ll need national insignia for the 1/48 PYN-up Decals sets, which do not include them.

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Famous B-17s #1. B-17G-35-BO, "Mary Alice," 42-31983, IY*G, 401 BG/615 BS – Note: this is the same aircraft as seen at IWM Duxford, but our markings are for the original WW II aircraft and NOT as redone by the IWM; B-17G-1-BO, "Stingy," 42-31053, BX*W, 96 BG/338 BS (photos of this bird show up in nearly every B-17 book ever published!); B-17F-60-DL, Carolina Boomerang, 42-3430, BX*U, 96 BG/338 BS, lost at Schweinfurt.

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Yoxford Boys #1. P-51D-10-NA, Gash-Hound, GR*D, 362 FS, 357 FG, 44-14849, Lt Pete Pelon; P-51B-5-NA, Mr. Period, C5*K, 364 FS, 357 FG, 43-6974, Capt Richard C. Smith; P-51D-5-NA, Mom Smith’s Lil Angel, C5*Z, 364 FS, 357 FG, 44-13578, Lt Lloyd Zacharaie; P-51D-20-NA, Mountaineer, B6*C, 363 FS, 357 FG, 44-63168, Lt Paul Bowles. Reviewers have stated this is the most accurate 357th FG decal ever done, and the markings are quite different in size, shape, and color compared to other 357th decals that have been available.

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Yoxford Boys P-51s #2. First is the famous "Moose" P-51D-20-NA, G4*S Bar, 362 FS, 357 FG, 44-63221, flown by Lt Myron Becraft. We were able to determine from color photos that not only was the moose head dark blue, it was actually two-tone blue! Next is Lt Gilbert O’Brien’s "Shanty Irish," P-51B-5-NA, G4*O, 362 FS, 357 FG, 43-6787.Tom Hayes’ P-51-15-NA, "Frenesi," C5*N, 364 FS, 357 FG, 44-13318, had an interesting name. During WW II, most aircraft names "Frenesi" were intended to be pronounced as "free-and-easy," a joke about the airmens’ hopes of the attitude of the local girls. However, Hayes was adamant that his "Frenesi" was to be pronounced "fren-nez-zey" because there was nothing "free-and-easy" about combat with the Luftwaffe over Germany. The final bird is P-51B-7-NA, "Hurry Home Honey," C5*T, 364 FS, 357 FG, 43-6935, Lt Richard Peterson. We’re quite proud of the fact that our three Yoxford Boys decal sets have been universally acknowledged to be the most accurate of any ever produced. Exhaustively researched, we were aided by several former Yoxford Boys who made their photos available to us.

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PB4Y-2 Kit Decals. This is the decal from the 1/48 Privateer kit I produced several years ago at Cutting Edge Modelworks. NO, THERE ARE NO RESIN KITS LEFT! This decal set includes full markings for one WW II US Navy aircraft ("Ol’ Blunderbuss") and one French Navy (Aeronavale) aircraft that flew combat at Dien Bien Phu in 1954.

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Fork Tailed Beauties Part 1. A beautiful PYN-up Decals set with stunning near-photographic quality nose art. P-38H-5-LO, 42-66825, "Thoughts of Midnite," White 120, Capt. Robert L. Herman, 431 FS/475 FG, New Guinea, 1943; P-38J-5-LO, 42-68004, "Moonlight Cock-Tail!," H5*K, Clark R. "Doc" Livingston, 392 FS/367 FG, on the European Continent, late Summer, 1944.

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PYN-up Decals P-51 Pretty Fillies Part 2. This set has gone on eBay for over $250! Here you get two of the most famous Mustangs ever. First is Arval Roberson’s P-51D-5-NA, 44-13691, Passion Wagon, coded G4*A. In fact, you get TWO variations, Roberson’s original and the changed markings when Capt Clarence Weaver took her over after Roberson completed his combat tour. They both flew with the 362 FS/357 FG in late 1944. The second bird was made famous by the publishing of a very pretty color photo of the nose art in numerous publications during the 1980s and 1990. It is Lt Arthur Bower’s P-51D-20-NA, 44-63223, Sweet Arlene, coded QP*S. He flew as part of the 334 FS/4 FG, February, 1945, Debden, England. We even give you a BlackmMagic™ precut painting mask for the red nose. Reviewers have acknowledged this is the most accurate decal, by far, ever created for Passion Wagon and Sweet Arlene.

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Beautiful Jugs P-47s #2 PYN-up Decals. This set includes two Jugs with striking nose art, rendered in our inimitable PYN-up process. First is the oft-photographed P-47D-28-RA, 42-28641, "Sleepy Jean 3rd," A7*W, 395 FS/368 FG, France, early 1945. The second ship is the unnamed P-47D-15-RE from Zemke’s Wolfpack, 42-75859, UN*C, flown by Lt Charles Clamp, Jr., 63 FS/56 FG, Boxted, England, April 1944. A nicely rendered nude was painted on the left side nose of this plane.

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PYN-up Decals Spitfire Beauties.This set has sold on eBay for well over $450! The coolest Spits ever: Spitfire Vb, EN921, kneeling nude artwork, YOA, F/O Jack Sheppard, 401 Squadron, RCAF, Biggin Hill, July-October, 1943; Spitfire IXc, MK210, Tolly/Hello (HUGE reclining nude artwork), Lt Col Gustav Lundquist, USAAF, Flight Test Section, Wright Field, late Spring 1944, Bluie West 8, Greenland, & Boscombe Down, England (BTW, when this Spit was returned to the Brits after American testing and long-range modifications, their main comment was "waste of a good Spitfire!."

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PYN-up B-17 Fortress Chicks #1. PYN-up B-17F-115-BO, 42-30715, Cincinnati Queen, CC*Y, 569 BS/390 BG, Framlingham, England, early 1944; B-17G-20-BO, 42-31585, Mount N’ Ride, OR*B, Lt Doyle E. "Brad" Bradford, 323 BS/91 BG, February 1945, Bassingbourn, England.

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Fortress Chicks Part 2. Another beautiful PYN-up Decals set with stunning near-photographic quality nose art. B-17G-50-DL, 44-6483, "Ruby’s Raiders," aircraft letter G, Frank Blackwell/Harold C. Prang, 550 BS/385 BG, Great Ashford, England, Spring 1945. This was a brand-new B-17G that painted especially for the ceremony honoring Cpl. Ruby Newell of the 3rd Bomb Division staff, who had been voted as the most beautiful WAC (Woman’s Army Corps) in the ETO by a Stars & Stripes readers poll. Gorgeous artwork on a shiny new plane!

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PYN-up Decals B-17 Fortress Chicks Part 3. Two extremely famous and popular Forts grace this set. First is B-17F-25-DL, 42-3082, Double Trouble, Lt William Winnesheik, 333 BS/94 BG, Rougham, England, October 1943. This ship was assigned to the unit from 10 June 1943 to 4 October 1943, when it crash landed at Margate, England, after a combat mission to St. Dizier, France. She was salvaged after the crash and in spite of the amazing nose art never flew again. The bomb group marking on the fin is very interesting! No color photos of this ship’s tail have been found, but there are several black & white photos available. The official 8th Air Force directive required the unit letter (in this case "A") be painted in Insignia Blue on a white square, but it was DEFINITELY NOT blue on this plane. This is easily seen by comparing the tonal value of the "A" to the tonal value of the national insignia on the fuselage. I’ve seen at least one color photo that proves, amazingly, that in some cases a YELLOW letter was painted on the white square, which is ridiculous. However, this may have been the case for "Double Trouble," or possibly it could have been a light gray letter-which is also ridiculous. Regardless of how nonsensical it is, there are many documented instances of light-colored letters that are clearly not Insignia Blue or Black on white geometric bases in more than one combat group. Dumbfounding! The second ship is the exceptionally famous B-17G-30-BO "Our Gal Sal" from the 351 BS/100 BG, Thorpe Abbotts, England. Sal was queen of the "Bloody Hundredth" with her 135 combat missions giving her the distinction of being the longest serving plane in the unit. The name "Our Gal Sal" was inspired by the 1942 move of the same name starring Rita Hayworth. At the request of her first crew, captained by Robert J. Shoens, unit artist Frank Stevens painted the "Sal" artwork on standard aircraft canvas-the type used to cover movable control surfaces, and then glued it to the side of the nose. This created the strange "double halo" of olive green color around the artwork. It worked well, however, and the canvas did not blow off in the slipstream! At the time shown here, her 60th mission (the scheme best documented in color and black & white photos), her paintwork was very beat up and her chin turret, originally Neutral Gray, had been replaced by a newer unit in natural metal. Although the 100th is reputed to have used "blue gray" unit codes on the fuselage, color photos absolutely confirm that "Sal" had light gray codes. At least one widely distributed source claims the mission markings began on one side of the plane and continued around to the other side, and the profile painting in that source-while pretty-shows a huge number of mission markings continuing all the way back along the fuselage almost to the tail. The 100th BG historian confirmed for us this is completely bogus and the 100th’s practice was to mirror the mission markings on both sides of the nose. Sal was eventually scrapped at Kingman, Arizona. Interestingly, her bomb mission markings had been completely repainted very late or at the end of the war and in the boneyard she sported a long long line of white mission markings on a dark stripe background (these markings are not included here). We’re especially pleased that Mr Shoens and the 100th BG historian guided us on this project!

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B-29 The Outlaw PYN-up. Previously believed to be completely sold out, I was able to find enough decals to assemble 15 more sets (all decals are first rate). B-29-25-MO, 42-65306, with the huge and dramatic "The Outlaw" (Jane Russell) artwork on the right side of the nose, Don Thompson, 28 BS/19 BG, Sept 1951, Kadena AB, Japan (Korean War). This set includes accurate markings for the LEFT side of the nose in addition to the Jane Russell nose art on the right side!

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PYN-up B-24 Liberated Chics #1. Liberators with dramatic nose art: B-24J-120-CO, Madame Pele, 11 BG/98 BS; B-24H-10-DT, Jamaica? (different artwork on each side of nose), 466 BG/785 BS, Lt Larry Booth.

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PYN-up Decals P-61 Black Widow Babes #1.This set has sold on eBay for well over $175! Down to the last handful remaining. Black Widow Babes #1: P-61A-1-NO, 421 NFS , "Skippy/Nocturnal Nemesis," 42-5502 , David Cort, in a very worn Olive Drab over Neutral Gray finish; P-61B-1-NO, 548 NFS, "Cooper’s Snooper," 42-39454, Lt George C. Cooper, Iwo Jima, April 1945.  Note the aircraft serial numbers are provided in the correct red color; they were never yellow as has been portrayed in some publications (see decal instructions for more information on this). This set is VERY NEARLY GONE.

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Marauding Babes #1. B-26C-45-MO, "My Darling/Agitator", with a huge sharkmouth and huge nose art, and thin green overspray over natural metal camouflage, 320 BG/444 BS; B-26C-45-MO, "Mary Ann," 344 BG/494 BS, Lt B. W. Seth, Stanstead, England, Early 1944.

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PYN-up Decals B-26 Marauding Babes #2. This set features two famous Marauders. First is one of the most elaborate (and to my mind, most beautiful) artwork ever applied to any WW II aircraft. B-26B-50-MA "Hard To Get" had completely different – and very large — artwork on each side of the nose featuring swimsuit-clad beauties. Flown by Maj Delwin D. Bentley, commander of the 497th BS, 344th BG, Stanstead, England, in 1944, obviously no expense was spared to create this flying masterpiece. The other bird is the oft-photographed B-26C-40-MO, "Belle Ringer," of the 320 BG/441 BS, in Dark Olive Drab over Neutral Gray. This is a fun scheme for a modeler, as the paint was extremely worn and the old D-Day stripes above the wings are easily seen through the worn OD overpaint. Another interesting point is that the crew ran out of space on the fuselage for additional mission markings, so they were continued on the nose gear door!

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PYN-up F4U Babes-4-U #1. F4U-1 ("Birdcage"), Marine’s Dream (the artwork was actualy shaded as depicted on this decal, not "flat art" as shown on other decals), Modex 576, VMF-222, BuNo 02576, 1st Lt. Edwin Olander, Munda, October, 1943; F4U-1A, Vargas Texas kneeling cowgirl artwork, Modex 8, VMF-422, BuNo 17965, 1st Lt. Stout, Engibi Island, May 18, 1944. We produced this set at the express request of Brett Green of HyperScale.

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Beautiful Jugs P-47s #3 PYN-up Decals. Two more famous T-Bolts with great nose art are included in this set, which features our special PYN-up "near photo realistic" nose art decals. First is Ralph K. "Kid" Hofer’s P-47C-5-RE, 41-6484, "Missouri Kid/Sho Me," QP*L, 4 FG/334 FS. Not widely realized is the fact that Hofer’s nose art was "shaded" and not "flat" artwork, which makes this ship a perfect PYN-up subject. The second ship is a plum black painted P-47M, HV*J, of the 56 FG/61 FS. It also had the light blue outlined national insignia common to the 56th’s plum black scheme. This plane had a large portrait of the pilot’s wife painted on the nose and her name, Lorene, painted under the windscreen. Although it’s been claimed this nose art was a photo glued on to the cowl, clear photos of the ship prove it was clearly painted artwork.

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PYN-up P-38 Fork-Tailed Beauties #31. P-38L-1-LO, Peggy’s Pegasus, "S,", 80 FS/8 FG; P-38J-10-LO, reclining nude artwork, "K," 8 FG/80 FS; P-38J-10-LO, reclining nude artwork, "L," Glen Holder, 8 FG/35 FS.

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PYN-up Decals Beautiful Jugs Part 3. Although both subjects in this set have been offered before by various kit manufacturers and aftermarket decal companies, none have been able to capture the true beauty of these fully rendered (shaded) markings in their printing process. That’s a shame, because these are two (actually three) of the most beautiful pieces of art to ever grace an airplane. The first subject is Henry Kuckeman’s extremely famous P-47D-5-RE, "Miss Behave/Lil Lo," WR*U, 355 FG/354 FS. Note artist Arthur Decosta’s substantially different artwork on each side of the nose, as well as the thin yellow outline to the "Lil Lo" name. Note, too, the odd shape of the "W" and "R" in the squadron code, as well as the "D" flight letter painted on the rudder trim tab. You can count on having historically precise and accurate decals for each of these markings in your PYN-up set (that’s what we’re famous for!). The PYN-up Decals "Shack Rat" P-47D-28-RA (42-28627, UN*M, 56 FG/63 FS) has been featured in several magazine and internet articles, as well as at least one modelbuilding DVD. This is some of the most elegant artwork of the war.

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PB4Y-2 Water Nymphs #1. PB4Y-2, 59501, with gigantic "Punkie" nose art, #501, of VPB-109, Palawan, Okinawa, and Iwo Jima, June-August 1945; PB4Y-2, with huge "The Super-chief/Lex Loci: nose art, of VPB-106, Westbrook Field, Palawan, Philippine Islands, May-July 1945. A special and VERY cool bonus is the machine-gun-toting cherub artwork painted on a Privateer port side .50 caliber gun turret blister. We have no idea which ship this was painted on, but the artwork is too cool to ignore, so I’m giving it to you as a bonus!

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PYN-up Decals P-40 Curtiss Cuties #1. The P-40F from the 85 FS/79 FG coded X2*8 carried a remarkably well-executed shaded painting of a nude woman on the left side of the rudder while in Tunisia in late 1942. Because of the angle of the only known photo of the full plane, it’s unclear whether the individual aircraft number was 8 or 9; of course we provide both in our decal set. Additionally, in some cases in the 85th the "X" was differently sized on the left and right sides, so we again provide you with both versions. In addition, the squadron insignia was hand painted on most aircraft and significant variations in the depiction are documented, including both white or yellow wings. Since yellow is more colorful and the photo does not provide such detail, we’ve provided the yellow-wing version. Censors were active during the Second World War (in spite of what you see painted on this ship), and the 79th nude tail art figures were eventually given clothes to cover the naughty bits. Luckily for us she’s nude in our photo and that’s the decal you get! The second bird is an American P-40E from the 8 FS/49 FG flown by Lt Monty Eisenberg, Strauss Field, Darwin, Australia, June 1942, which defended Darwin alongside Aussie-flown P-40s such as Cresswell’s famous four-flag ship depicted in our PYN-up Decals set PYND48025. This plane, #44 and named "Dollye" sported a standing nude between the canopy quarter panel on the left side and the fuselage star. This is one of the more unusual nudes, with one hand on the canopy quarter panel and the other on the fuselage star. For some reason, Eisenberg’s "Dollye" has often been portrayed in profile paintings with the large white Pegasus marking actually applied to a completely different ship in the same unit. There are plenty of good photos showing the Pegasus on the other plane, and three good photos of Dollye with the femal artwork on the mid fuselage. The Pegasus was never applied to this ship. Note the yellow aircraft number (often incorrectly portrayed as white) was painted on the fin on top of darker olive drab paint used to obliterate the original serial number painted there. In all, an unusual and interesting combat ship from a little-known theatre.

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PYN-up Decals A-20 Havoc Hussies #1. First is a striking A-20H-5, 44-062/Y, "Miss Behaven," flown by Lt Harry Zditosky of the 312 BG/388 BS. This ship featured a huge white-outlined red heart with "sexy female" artwork on the left side nose, along with the 312th’s skull & crossbones on the tip of the nose and a large white heart aft of the fuselage star. This is possibly the largest and most colorful nose art ever applied to an A-20. The second subject is an early A-20B, 41-3127, #17, "Dinah Mite," flown by Lt J. R. Delapp of the 16th Obs Sq in North African combat. Nose art on early A-20s was fairly rare, and this bird had a large "swooping woman carrying a big bomb" pained under the left side cockpit. The tail number, 17, was almost certainly white, but since there is a slight chance it was yellow, we provide both options on the decal sheet.
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PYN-up Decals A-26 Babe Invaders #1. This set includes two Korean War Invaders, one overall black and one overall aluminum paint (NOT natural metal!). First is the silver glass-nosed A-26C-45-DT, 44-35767, "Nev’a Hoppen," flown by Lt Dennis Boyle of the 452 BW/728 BS. The second bird is an overall black A-26B-51-DL, 44-34287/A, with huge "Versatile Lady" nose art painted on the left side nose, flown by Capt Tony Curto, 3 BW/13 BS. It also has the large "running skeleton carrying a scythe" artwork of the 13th BS on the right side of the nose.
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PYN-up B-25 Mitchell Honeys #1. Air Apaches B-25J-11-NC, 43-36012, with a replacement nose section with remarkable "Lazy Daisy Mae" nose art, Capt James Underwood, 345 BG/501 BS, Sibuyan Island, PI; B-25H-1-NA, 43-4211, Nr.8, one of the few B-25Hs with elaborate nose art, "Erotic Edna," Lt Ralph Lanning, 1 ACG, 1944.

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PYN-up Decals A-20 Havoc Hussies #2. My good friend, the late Dan Rees (former B-52 bombardier with the 410th Bombardment Wing, SAC), was the inspiration for this set showcasing two glass-nosed World War II 410th Bomb Group Havocs with their distinctive black/white striped rudders. First is "Mama Lou," an A-20J, 43-10127, 6Q*B, of the 410 BG/647 BS. About a bazillion (yes, "bazillion" is a technical term :)) unevenly-painted mission markings and nice female nose art grace the nose, and you’ll also notice the unpainted battle damage patches that dot the airframe. I really like the battle damage repair patch on the left nose gun access panel with the swastika painted on it! Reminiscent of the family left at home, "Bill," an A-20J, 43-22022, 5D*G, of the 410 BG/644 BS displays a little boy wearing his daddy’s flight helmet and pointing towards the sky where his daddy works. This is poignant artwork, and a nice change from the common female figures that adorned the noses of so many WW II planes.

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PYN-up A-26 Invader Babes #2. A-26B-56-DL, 44-34364/Y, 6th Chadwick, Lt Col Robert Fortney, 3 BW/13 BS commander; A-26B-61-DL (had A-26C nose fitted at time of these markings), 44-34587/K, Miss Minooki, 17 BW/95 BS (earlier in 452 BW as Lady Nan).

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PYN-up Decals B-25 Mitchell Honeys #1. Two of my favorite B-25s are featured in this set. First is the dramatically marked B-25D-20-NC (strafer conversion), 41-30592, "Mexican Spitfire," Lt Merwyn Bruce, 345 BG/500 BS. The dramatic woman and maracas (Mexican percussion musical instruments widely introduced to the world in films by Carmen Miranda and Rita Hayworth) along with an early version of the 345th’s unit insignia on the fin make this an eye-catcher in any collection. In fact, the female figure is highly reminiscent of Carmen Miranda, right down to the "fruit bowl" hat! The second ship, "Mitch The Witch," was well documented in wonderful color photos and represents the lesser-known 17th Reconnaisance Squadron. This B-25D-25-NC (strafer conversion), 42-87293, was based at Linsayen, Luzon, May 45. I love the "prewar B-25 twin fins" painted on the broomhead! When the dramatic squadron insignia, yellow slashes, white stars, and white fin bottoms are added, you have another centerpiece for any collection!

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Pretty Fillies P-51s #3 PYN-up Decals. This set features two Yoxford Boys P-51Ds and our remarkable PYN-up nose art decals. The first Mustang is the relatively little known "Temptation," but which carried extremely large (for a P-51) and well-done nose art. This ship is P-51D-10-NA, 357 FG/362 FS, Lt Matthew Martin, Leiston, England, Late 1944. The second ship was flown by 7-victory ace Lt Robert Becker. It is P-51B-15-NA, 357 FG/362 FS, Leiston, England, April 1944. The plane had a tiger head insignia on the nose, and some time after Becker’s third victory was painted on the ship the name Sebastian was added. Note the overpainted white ID band on the fin; the white stripes on the wings and horizontal stabilizers remained.

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PYN-up Decals P-51 Pretty Fillies #4. My good friend "Eagle Eye" Mike Lampros, who passed away unexpectedly last week (see my tribute link on the right side of this page), harangued me to do proper artwork for P-51B-15-NA "Berlin Express," then did much of the research himself. This ship was Lt Bill Overstreet’s mount while in the 357 FG/363 FS, at Leiston, England in the Fall of 1944. Actually his second "Berlin Express," Overstreet inherited this plane from Bud Anderson (it had been his second "Old Crow"), and applied his own artwork and nickname. This bird even carried Anderson’s whitewall tires until they were replaced with normal tires! The large red dragon riding a P-51 on the right side of the nose can be seen from hundreds of yards away. Bill Overstreet passed away at age 92 on December 29th, 2013. See a story about his exploits here.

The second Yoxford Boy in this set is the lesser-known (but stunning) P-51D-20-NA, "The Tender Terror." Although pilot Lt Ralph W. Mann of the 357 FG/363 FS didn’t score any victories during the war, he flew on of the most remarkably marked Mustangs of the war. Like Overstreet, Mann was based at Leiston, England, and this scheme dates from January 1945.

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PYN-up Decals P-38 Fork-Tailed Beauties #5. This one of the coolest Lightning sets we ever did. First is an early P-38H-5-LO in Dark Olive Drab over Neutral Gray scheme, "Mountain Ayres," flown by Capt Jerry H. Ayers, CG*Q, 42-67077, 55 FG/38 FS. The truly astounding nose art painted on the removable gun covers was eventually moved to a different Lightning that chalked up 150 missions. Since the original national markings were the simple star-only cocarde, our decals show a "faded" blue circle with fresh Insignia Red (fresh (e.g., darker) Insignia Blue also provided as an option) outlines around the circle and white bars. The second bird is an overall natural metal P-38L-5-LO, "Ready Maid," flown by Capt. Phil McLain, 44-27132, 8 FG/36 FS. This striking ship went through three distinct markings variations and we provide all three options, including one with dramatic black "antiglare" (painted in GLOSS paint!!) panels on the fuselage and engine cowls.
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Pretty Fillies P-51s #4 PYN-up Decals. This set has two Mustangs from the famous 4th Fighter Group, each featuring our famous PYN-up specialty nose art decals. First is P-51B-1-NA, 336 FS, 4 FG, "Rebel Queen," flown by Lt. Fred W. Glover, Debden, England, Spring 1944. Second is the famous P-51K-5-NT, 334 FS, 4 FG, "Iron Ass," flown by Lt. Col. Jack J. Oberhansly, Debden, England, Late 1944 – early 1945.

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PYN-up B-24 Ploesti Heroes #1. Of the many, many famous Liberators that participated in the famous low level bombing mission against the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania, one of the most famous (or infamously maligned) was Lt Brian W. Flavelle’s B-24D-70-CO "Wongo Wongo" from the 513 BS/376 BG. Wongo and her crew are fully entitled to be called "Ploesti Heroes" even though they did not make it to Ploesti. It was the lead aircraft of the second section in the 376th Bomb Group formation enroute to Ploesti. The victim of a significant historical inaccuracy (some would say cover up), the less than expected results of the first wave of B-24s at Ploesti was attributed at the time by the Air Force to the loss of this crew, which was purported to the the "lead plane" carrying the "lead navigator." For unknown reasons, just short of the island of Corfu south of the east coast of Greece, Wongo stalled, then dove into the sea and exploded. Although the historical record shows Flavelle and his young navigator were the LEADs for the entire formation and therefore caused the various screw-ups that occurred later, this has been thoroughly debunked by both Colonels Keith Compton (376th commander) and John Kane (98th commander) in later years. In a 2000 interview, Compton clearly stated he flew the mission lead plane with Brigadier General Uzal Ent, the mission commander, aboard, and that he in fact led the entire mission under General Ent’s orders. The full story of this pathetic episode is told in the instruction sheet. The second Ploesti hero is B-24D-65-CO, 566 BS 389 BG, "Fightin’ Sam," flown by Capt Tom Conroy. "Sam" was nearly brand-new ship when the Ploesti mission occurred, and this decal set allows you to model it as flown to Ploesti and with several major versions of later markings.

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Nose Art Avengers. TBM-3 Avengers of VT-83, USS Essex, 1945: "Bayou Belle," #407, overall Glossy Sea Blue; "Satan’s Helper," #417, overall Glossy Sea Blue’ and& Nr.314 in tri-color scheme. This sheet was researched by the inimitable Hal Tippens.

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Hellcat Aces! EXTREMELY LOW QUANTITY–less than 23 left! The first is David McCampbell’s second Hellcat, "The Minsi." Unlike his later bird, the name was in WHITE! The second is F6F-5, VF-31, USS Cabot, Lt Arthur Hawkins (5 kills in one mission). This scheme was researched with the help of CAPT Hawkins, and overall research was done by the inimitable Hal Tippens–as enthusiastic and exacting naval aircraft researcher as there ever was!

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Nose Art Corsairs. F4U-1Ds of VBF-83, Summer 1945: #185, 6 kill marks; "Killer’s Hash Wagon," #195 (later #227), ; "Maggie’s Drawers." #191. This sheet was researched by the inimitable Hal Tippens.

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OS2U Kingfishers #1. (For the beautiful old Monogram kit): OS2U-3 VO-9, USS Wisconsin, in standard three-tone scheme; OS2U-3 Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in the early Blue Gray over Light Gray scheme, with Orange Yellow wing tops (gorgeous scheme!); OS2U-3 USS Pennsylvania, in standard three-tone scheme; OS2U-3 Lend-Leased to the Soviet Naval Aviation Forces in an overall light gray scheme.

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OS2U Kingfishers #2. Love ‘dem Kingfishers! This set includes an oddly marked OS2U-3 from the USS New York in December 1944, a full-color prewar OS2U-1 on wheels from OV-3, assigned to the USS Mississippi in early 1941, a U.S. Coast Guard OS2U-3 in the unusual three-tone "scallop" scheme and featuring extremely unexpected nose art on the main float; and finally the famous OS2U-3 flown by LTJG D. F. Baxter into the middle of Truk lagoon under fire to rescue LT G. M. Blair who’s F6F Hellcat had been shot down. This final bird was assigned to VCS-10 on the USS Baltimore.

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PYN-up B-25 Mitchell Honeys #1. Air Apaches B-25J-11-NC, 43-36012, with a replacement nose section with remarkable "Lazy Daisy Mae" nose art, Capt James Underwood, 345 BG/501 BS, Sibuyan Island, PI; B-25H-1-NA, 43-4211, Nr.8, one of the few B-25Hs with elaborate nose art, "Erotic Edna," Lt Ralph Lanning, 1 ACG, 1944.

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PYN-up Beautiful Jugs #2: . P-47D-2-RE, 348 FG 341 FS, Miss Mutt/Pride of Lodi Ohio, Lt Col Robert Rowland, Port Moresby, NG, Fall 1943; P-47D-1-RE, 56 FG, 62 FS, Hairless Joe/Hewlett-Woodmere Long Island, Maj David Schilling, Halesworth, England, Fall 1943..

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Nose Art Corsairs. F4U-1Ds of VBF-83, Summer 1945: #185, 6 kill marks; "Killer’s Hash Wagon," #195 (later #227), ; "Maggie’s Drawers." #191. This sheet was researched by the inimitable Hal Tippens.

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PYN-up Decals P-39 Airacobra Cuties #1. Our PYN-up nose art decal technology gives you the ability to model the most impressive nose art ever applied to a fighter aircraft, P-39D-1-BE, 41-28267/Q, "Air-A-Cutie," of the 8 FG/36 FS. This ship had huge reclining nudes painted on the forward fuselage on each side. The two female figures were completely different, as was the form of the name, on each side. Careful photo analysis allowed us to make a preliminary determination that the serial number of this bird could have been as shown; in any case it was painted in an olive drab box under the horizontal stabilizer on each side. Less famous and smaller, but arguably better quality nude artwork with the name "Julie" adorned P-39N-5-BE, 42-18802, #51, Lt Roy Owen, 35 FG/41 FS, New Guinea, Oct 43. One profile artist has depicted this ship with a tiger head and yellow #76 on the fuselage, but we’ve found no photos to substantiate this scheme, so our decal set provides only what we can confirm.

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P-59 Airacomets #1. P-59B, 44-22633, "Reluctant Robot," (overall orange scheme), July 11, 1946; XP-59A, First flight scheme, flown by Robert "Bob" Stanley, Muroc, Oct. 1, 1942; XP-59A, 42-108786, Nr.3, a two-seat conversion retrofitted with clipped wing and tail; XP-59A, 42-108785, "Superman," a two-seat conversion; P-59A, 44-22614, Nr.88; P-59B, 44-22636, Nr.688, 412th FG, Ontario Army Air Base; YP-59A, 42-108777, retrofitted with a clipped wing and tail.

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P-38s #1. P-38L, X, Miss Cheri, 80th FS, 8th FG, Mindoro & Ie Shima, April-July 1945; P-38H-1-LO, Nr.161, Screamin’ Kid, Capt John Loisel (8 kills), 432 FS, 475 FG, Jan-Feb 1944, Dobodura, New Guinea; P-38J-15-LO, H, Hill’s Angels, Lt Allen Hill (7 kills), 80 FS, 8 FG; P-38H-1-LO, Nr.162, Skidoo, Lt Perry Dahl (9 kills), 432 FS, 475 FG, Jan-Feb 1944, Dobodura, New Guinea.

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P-39s Airacobras #2. American and Russian ‘Cobras include P-39D "Border Buckaroo II/Black Fury" of the 110th TRS; P-39Q of a Soviet ace from 9th GvIAP with large a large eagle superimposed on a red disk and clutching a Soviet Guards insignia in his talons; and the P-39Q of Lt Marks named "Monkey" and "Kay" of the 8th FG. The final subject is the dramatically marked P-39Q-5 of Soviet ace Mikhail Rents of the 30th GvIAP. This bird sported 11 kill markings, large playing cards, and an aviation insignia, practically filling the entire side of the aircraft.

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Airacomets #2 with cool nose art. YP-59A, 42-108783 "Mystic Mistress," overall insignia red scheme (reported in some publications as glossy black, but Dana Bell states he’s seen a color photo and it was in fact overall red), late version; YP-59A, 42-108783 "Mystic Mistress," a two-seat conversion (early version); P-59A, 44-22613, #82, flown by Colonel David Lee "Tex" Hill, Commander, 412th FG, Kern County Airport, Bakersfield, CA, Spring 1945 [SPECIAL THANKS TO COL HILL FOR PROVIDING THE PHOTOS OF HIS JET!]; P-59A, 44-22610, "Smoky Stover," first jet to land in Alaska, as it appeared at Ladd Field, Dec. 9, 1944; P-59B, 44-22658 (BuNo 64108), assigned to U.S. Navy NATC, Patuxent River, July 19, 1947; P-59B-1-BE, 44-22637, #689, Santa Maria, California, May 1945.

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P-47 Nose Art #1. MULTIPLE SHEET SET. P-47D-23-RA "The Hornet" John Piper 47 FS/15 FG; P-47C "The Syracusan" Henry Miklajcyk 352 FG; P-47D (nude artwork) Stan Miles 352 FG; P-47D "Gena This Is It!" Joe Mason 352 FG. Slightly different Gena markings were carried on each side of the nose and we give you both.

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Skyraider NOSE ART Birds. Glossy Sea Blue Korean War AD-4Nas of VF-194 with NOSE ART (2 aircraft – my uncle flew them both!); orange/white USMC AD-6 from AES-12; AD-6 from VA-85; A-1H from VA-115 wearing experimental green camouflage in combat.

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P-51D Mustangs. Capt. Charles E. Weaver, reclining nude woman nose art and eagle/swastika kill markings, 362nd FS, G4*A; Ridge Runner III, Maj. Pierce McKennon, 335th FS, WD*A; Lt. Col. Glenn Eagleston, swooping eagle nose art, CO 353rd FS, FT*L; Maj. William Shomo (FIVE kills in ONE DAY!), The Flying Undertaker, 82nd TRS, Yellow 66.

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Camouflaged B-26B Marauders with remarkable nose art. ER*X, "Fighting Cock," 450 BS/322 BG; 71*B, "Valkyrie," 497 BS/344 BG; DR*H, "Jezabelle," 452 BG/322 BG

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B-17Gs " Tiger Girl" & "Duke of Paducah" There are ONLY 13 SETS AVAILABLE. You could pay the average eBay price well above $60 for this set, or . . . NOT! B-17F-75-DL, Tiger Girl (this is actually a late F with chin turret), 42-3555/N, 388 BG/560 BS; B-17G-70-BO, Duke of Paducah, 42-37736, DF*G, 91 BG/324 BS.

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AVG & USAAC Tomahawks #1. As I’ve said, I dearly love those Flying Tiger (AVG) Tomahawk schemes!: This set showcases three famous Tiger Tomahawks and one USAAC bird. First is a Hawk 81A-2, Tom Haywood, 3rd Pursuit Squadron AVG. A former Marine, Haywood had a Marine Corps bulldog insignia displayed under his windscreen along with the famous AVG flying tiger "V" insignia doped on (making the background much darker than the rest of the camouflage). Tex Hill personally approved our depiction of the famous Panda #48 Hawk 81A-2he flew while part of the 2nd Pursuit Squadron AVG. Next is the Hawk 81-A-2 (P-40B) flown by Charles Bond, 1st PS, American Volunteer Group, Loiwing, China, 1942. Bond told us he had kill markings painted on his plane, but knew of no photos showing them; we’ve included them on the decal sheet to give you a choice. The final subject is an absolutely stock (and pristine) P-40 (P-40-CU), 35th PS, 8th Pursuit Group, Mitchell Field, NY, 1941. The P-40CU was very similar to the P-40B.

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1/48 PYN-up Decals P-47 Beautiful Jugs Part 1. The most popular decal we ever produced was our PYN-up Decals 1/48 set covering two utterly amazing Thunderbolts. Without doubt the most famous Thunderbolt ever, P-47N-1-RE, 44-88043, "Short Snorter/2 Big And Too Heavy" has been the subject of a bazillion kit and aftermarket decals. Here, for the first time, you’ll get complete and accurate markings that fully capture the beauty and complexity of the shaded nose art and other markings. Obviously this set includes the completely different but equally stunning nose art for each side. Marked Black 21, this bird was assigned to the 333 FS/318 FG, in August 1945 on Ie Shima, Ryukyu Islands. The second Jug in this set is the presentation ship "In The Mood/"Jackson County, Michigan, Fighter" flown by Capt Gerald Johnson of the 61st FS/56th FG. This was a P-47D-1-RE, 42-7877, coded HV*D at Halesworth in the late Summer of 1943. This one was a huge research project and resulted in such fine touches as the correct shape of not only the "D" individual aircraft letter, but also the "HV" code painted on the right side (the left side had no squadron codes). This decal set received a ton of simply glowing reviews in modeling magazines around the world.

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F4F Wildcats #1 One of Cutting Edge’s most popular decal sets of all time, this set has four killer schemes from the Marine contingent on Guadalcanal–produced from photos from the collections of the pilots involved! Lt Jim Swett, VMF-221, with large cartoon caveman wearing a diaper on fin; Capt Marion Carl, VMF-223 (displaying 19 kills!); Indian Head from unknown Marine unit (documented as having participated in Operation TORCH in North Africa during November & December 1942; the large yellow surrounds pm on the fuselage and wings have been painted out with fresh paint); Capt Joe Foss, VMF-121.

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PYN-up Decals P-38J Marge & P-38H Hot Box Annie (I was able to make up FOUR of these 1/48 sets ONLY!) PYN-up Decals P-38J-15-LO, 42-103993, Marge, 993, Capt. Richard I. Bong, 5th Fighter Command, Cape Gloucester, March 1944, This set includes both the "colorized" b/w photo and a grayscale version of the same photo (the plane flew with a hand-tinted ("colorized") photo of Marge, as confirmed by the Group Photo Officer, who personally hand-tinted the photos and glued them on Bong’s plane!; P-38H-1-LO, 42-66545, Hot Box Annie, White 123, Lt. John A. Cohn, 431 FS/475 FG, New Guinea, Summer 1943.

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F4U Nose Art #3. FG-1D HQSS-22 "Skipper’s Orchid;" F4U-1A VFM-217 "Ring-Dang-Doo;" F4U-1 VMF-213 "Dangerous Dan/Eight Ball;" F4U-1 VMF-215 "Spirit of ’76" (and we ain’t talking about the Bicentennial!).

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F4U Corsair Nose Art #4. This set features extremely unusual nose art on Marine Corsairs. First is F4U-1D "Daisy Jane" from VMF-511. Next is F4U-1D "Laura-Ricky" from VMF-113. The third bird is a FG-1A, "Blue Baron," from VMF-122 and sporting a very unusual white panel on the fin. The final ship is F4U-1A "Reluctant Gator" from an unknown unit.

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PYN-up Decals P-51 Pretty Fillies Part 1. This set has gone on eBay for over $150! Here you get two of the most famous Mustangs ever. First is Lt Walter "Moon" Mullins’ P-51D-5-NA, 44-13859, with a large diving nude female figure on the nose. This ship featured olive drab camouflage painted on the topsides after the plane arrived in the ETO. Coded KI*S, Mullins flew this bird with the 55th FS/20th FG during the Fall of 1944 from Kingscliffe, England. The second subject is the even-more-famous P-51D-25-NA flown by Capt Charles E. Weaver with the 362 FS/357 FG in April 1945 after he picked up a brand new ship. He had been flying Arval Roberson’s old mount named "Passion Wagon." This new plane was 44-72199, coded G4*A, and displayed a large reclining female nude on the nose.

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P-47 Nose Art #2. MULTIPLE SHEET SET. P-47D-16-RE, "Dallas Blonde," #81, Lt. Don Kerns, 319th FS, 325th FG; P-47D-15-RE, "Sneezy," PZ*Y, Don McKibben, 352th FG; P-47D-16-RE, "The Pied Piper," #H54, 310th FS, 58th FG; P-47D-16-RE, bulldog artwork, DQ*P, 495th FG

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"Lil Abner" Nose Art Mosquito FB.Vis and NF.IIs of 418 Sq, Royal Canadian AF. EXTREMELY LOW QUANTITY–less than 17 left! (Note: all ships had large red Canadian maple leaf painted on the crew entry door) FB.VI TH•E "Mammy Y" (Mammy Yokum); black-bellied NF.II TH•P "Li’l Abner" flown by L/L Cleveland; FB.VI TH•L "Flame McGoon;" FB.VI TH•Z "Hairless Joe" (lots of kill markings) flown by S/L Bannock.

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PYN-up Decals PB4Y-2 Water Nymphs #2. PB4Y-2, 59582, Miss Sea-ducer, R582, Lt Bronstein, VPB-116, Iwo Jima, March-June 1945; PB4Y-2, 59505, Redwing, X505, , VPB-106, West Field, Tinian, and Westbrook Field, Palawan, Philippine Islands, March-May 1945

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P-39 Nose Art #1. P-39D, 31st PG, with the large white crosses denoting the 1941 Carolina Maneuvers; Soviet P-39N, K.M. Ibatoullin, 30th GvIAP, with Cyrillic slogans & nose art; P-39Q, unusual coral scheme, 15th FG (let your friends argue about that one!). The final bird is a P-39Q with nice nude door art from the 79th TRG in New Guinea.

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P-40N Warhawks of the CBI Part 2. P-40N-1 with a huge bloody skull on cowl, Herbert Doughty, 89 FS, India, 1944; P-40N-20, "Judy," John Bolyard, 74 FS, China 1944; P-40N-15 with bloody sharkmouth, "Shirley II" and five kill marks, Raymond Callaway, CACW (wearing Nationalist Chinese stars), 8 FS/3 FG, Shina 1944; P-40N with sharkmouth of Col. John Dunning, CACW, 5 FG Hq, China 1944.

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P-40s #3. P-40N-1, 90 FS, skull; P-40K-1, Capt Roy Brown, 15 FS, Ole Hellion/sharkmouth; P-40K, Lt James Little, 75 FS, sharkmouth; P-40N Capt William Bonneaux, 17 FS/5 FG CACW, Jo-Dodo.

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P-40 Warhawk #4. P-40M, Capt. Paul Royer, 25th FS, 51st FG, Yunnanyi, China, 1944; P-40E, Maj. Ed Rector, CO 76th FS, 23rd FG, Kweilin, China, 1942; P-40N-15, 42-106238, 1st Lt. Carl Hardy, 16th FS, 51st FG, China, 1944; P-40N-5, Capt. Wang Kuang Fu, CACW 7th FS, 3rd FG, Loahokow, China, 1945

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PYN-up Decals B-17 Boeing Babes Part 4. This set has gone on eBay for over $350! Last handful available. Two famous Fortresses! You demanded unique and remarkable decal schemes for your models, and this set certainly delivers. The truly "patchwork" B-17G-35-VE named "Little Miss Mischief" is know to us all for having been heavily featured in one of the first Squadron/Signal "In Action" books on the B-17. Everybody remembers this one! This amazing markings set is based on review of several newly-uncovered photos, including a couple in color. In fact, it breaks new research ground on the ship’s markings and camouflage, including the fact that the left outer wing was a fully camouflaged replacement (obviously the aft fuselage, which came from a crash-landed fully camouflaged B-17G), the natural metal aft crew entry door and battle damage repair panels, the overpainted but still visible previous code letters, etc. You’ll get the documentation on the undersized individual code letter "F" on the left side as well as the oddly spaced and slanted "DF" codes on the right side. You get confirmation the waist windows were NOT staggered on this bird, as sometimes reported, and no Pumpkin (Cheyenne) tail turret was fitted as often seen in profile paintings. You get the very faded red bomb mission markings on the PYN-up sheet. This will be a "contest killer" when you build it! The second ship in this set is the equally famous B-17F-20-DL "Miss Ouachita" (pronounced "WASH-it-tah") which was shot down by Heinz Baer on 21 Feb 44. The Luftwaffe propaganda photos of Baer’s visit to the bellylanded Fortress have been published far and wide. Very careful review of the many photos, some available only from some fairly obscure sources, revealed and corrected a great deal of previously published information. You’ll note the overpainted previous unit markings on the fuselage, and the fact her current codes, OR*Q (she was assigned to the 91 BG/323 BS), were in fact painted on at the time she went down. You can see the odd shape of the individual code letter "Q" on the fin, the personal names on the front fuselage, and the fact that she had TWO aircraft data blocks stenciled on the nose (the original was partially oversprayed due to damage repair)! Note the B-17E type top turret, the lack of a blown astrodome. Finally, careful study of the Luftwaffe photos prove this ship did NOT have the red fin and wingtips often shown in profile paintings. In any case, they were not instituted until July 1944, more than five months after she was shot down. I can tell you with some pride that reviewers have acknowledged this is the most accurate and complete decal set ever produced for Little Miss Mischief and Miss Ouachita.

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P-40s of the American Volunteer Group. Note this set includes separate sharkmouths to fit both the Hobbycraft and Trumpeter P-40B kits! The first ship is the Hawk 81-A-2 (P-40B) flown by Erik Shilling, 2nd PS, American Volunteer Group, Kunming, China, 1942. Note this bird was converted to a photo reconnaissance platform by removing the wing guns and installing a camera in the fuselage, with a 10" hole cut in the belly immediately under the fuselage access door. Also noteworthy is the fact that the white 1st PS fuselage stripe was retained when the blue 2nd PS stripe was added, making a two-color fuselage stripe! The next ship was a P-40E-1 of the American Volunteer Group, China, May, 1942. Of note is the overpainted wing and fuselage US stars, but the underwing "U.S. ARMY" was retained!!! Next is another Hawk 81-A-2 (P-40B), this one flown by John Newkirk, 2nd PS, American Volunteer Group, Toungoo, Burma, December, 1941. Note the significantly different sharkmouths on this ship and Schilling’s bird. The final subject for this set is the P-40E-1 ferried by Flying Tiger R.T. Smith to China in March, 1942. This was one of the original six P-40Es sent to the AVG and shows the white high-viz markings applied in chalk to the top of the fuselage, along with Smith’s "personal" markings also in white chalk.

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Mustang Mania #1. P-51D-20-NA, "Man O’ War" with special field-applied camouflage striping to the top of the fuselage and wings, QP*A, Claiborne Kinnard Jr., 355th FG commander; P-51D-10, "Stinky," IV*M, Joseph W. Mejaski, 369th FS, 359TH FG; P-51D, Robin Olds, "SCAT VII" in the correct ORANGE color with 21 kill markings, L2*W, 434th FS, 479TH FG, NOTE: this artwork was based on Gen Olds photos and confirmed for us by Gen Olds; P-51D-5-NA, "Happy Jack’s Go Buggy," MC*O with the correct mixture of code letters and kill markings, Jack M. Ilfrey, 79th FS, 20th FG, 8th AF, 1944.

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P-51D Mustang Mania #2. P-51D, CY*D Bar, Capt. Frank Birtciels, "MISS VELMA", 343rd FS, 55th FG; P-51D, diving woman artwork, KI*S, Lt. Walter "Moon" Mullins, 55th FS, 20th FG; P-51D-5, Deviless, Maj. Niven K. Cranfill, 369th FS, 359th FG, East Wretham, August 1944

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Struck By Lightning #1. P-38G, #11, Lt. Sidney W. Weatherford, "Tommie’s Lucky Penny"/chief’s head art, 48th FS, 14th FG, North Africa, August, 1943; P-38L-1, #218, , Lt. William Fowkes, "Billy’s Filly"/female art, , 12th FS, 18th FG, Zamboanga, Philippines; P-38L-5, #140, Uncle Sam riding lightning bolt superimposed on shamrock insignia, Capt. Elliot Summer, 432nd FS, 475th FG, 1945.

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P-51 Mustang Mania #3. P-51D-20, CV*R, "Ole Goat," Maj. George A. Doersch, East Wretham, April 1945; P-51D, CG*A, "My Ready Steady" with TWO female nose art pieces!, 38th FS, 55th FG; P-51D-20, IV*D, "Hubert," Lt. Rene L. Burtner, 369th FS, 359th FG, East Wretham, May 1945 (shot down Soviet Yak-9s near the end of WW II!); P-51D, CL*M, "Katydid," Lt. Col. Elwyn Righetti, 338th FS, 55th FG

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Kittyhawks & Warhawks. P-40E-1 with a huge yellow tiger face on cowl, 11th FS, 343rd FG, Kiska, Aleutians, 1942; P-40N-5-CU, with a huge red hawk face on cowl, Army Pilot Class 43-K, Napier Field, AL, 1943; P-40E-1, Captured by Japanese and flown in Japanese markings.

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Big Jugs Part 3. P-47D-30-RE, WZ*S, "Eileen " (bumblebee artwork that was different from Oiler’s razorback), Lt. Frank Oiler, 84th FS, 78th FG , England, Fall 1944, probably in RAF Dark Green Over Sky; P-47D-15, UN*S, female artwork, Lt. Samuel Stamps, 56th FG, Spring, 1944; P-47D-10, HV*Z, flown by Group Commander Col. Hub Zemke, 61st FS, 56th FG, April-May, 1944. Although rather plain, is believed Hub Zemke flew this aircraft when he attained ‘double-ace’ status. This was also the aircraft Zemke was flying when he was almost shot down by Luftwaffe ace Günther Rall (275 kills) on May 12, 1944.

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Spitfire "Eagles & Aces". Spitfire Mk Vb, RS-T, Robert Stanford-Tuck-29 kills, Commander, Biggin Hill Wing, January 1942; Spitfire Mk Vb, MD-A, Sqn. Leader Eric Thomas; No 133 Sqn, Biggin Hill; May, 1942; Spitfire Mk Vb, DL-H, Sgt. A. C. Younge, No 91 Sqn’s ‘B’ Flight, Hawkinge, England, Summer 1942; Spitfire Mk Vb, MD-C, Sqn. Leader Eric Thomas, No 133 Sqn, Biggin Hill, June 1942.

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P-40B/C Tomahawks. Flying Tiger R. T. Smith, Flight Leader 3rd. PS, American Volunteer Group, flew the first subject in this set, a Hawk 81-A-2 (P-40B), from Kunming in January 1942. You’ll note the five kill markings, 3rd squadron "Hell’s Angels" insignia and red fuselage stripe. Another Flying Tiger, Tommy Haywood flew Hawk 81-A-2 (P-40B) #94 with the 3rd. PS, American Volunteer Group, Kunming, 1942. Note Haywood’s three kill markings and completely different style of sharkmouth from Smith’s ship. Our decal set includes separate sharkmouths to fit the Hobbycraft and Trumpeter kits. Lt. S. G. Ridnyi, Commander, 126th IAP, flew AH965 during the desperate defense of Moscow. The white winter topside camouflage is expected, but the large British serial number painted on top of the white is not! The final subject was a Pearl Harbor defender. It was a P-40C of the 78th PS, 8th PG, Bellows Field, Hawaii, December 1941. Note the huge "300" stenciled on the fuselage sides! Obviously we’ve included the correct black "U. S. ARMY" underwing markings-yes, they were usually Insignia Blue, but have been definitely documented as black on P-40s by Dana Bell and others.

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Zirkus Rosarius Part 1. TheVersuchsverband (the Trials and Research Unit of the Luftwaffe High Command) flew and assessed the capabilities of captured Allied fighters, and toured these aircraft to various Luftwaffe fighter units as the "Wanderzirkus (or Beute-Zirkus) Rosarius." The aircraft tested by them included P-51s, P-38s, P-47s, Spitfires, Mosquitos and a Typhoon. This set features a Mosquito B.IV coded T9+XB, 2./VVB OKL, based at Königsberg, Neumark, July 1944. Next is the P-47D-2-RA formerly YF*U of the 358 FS/355 FG and now coded T9+FK, 2./VVB OKL, Wunstorf, July 1944. The final ship is the remarkable P-51B formerly from the 334 FS/4 FG and now coded T9+HK, 2./VVB OKL, Neuruppin, late 1944. This unusual scheme consisted of natural metal over RLM 04 yellow rather than the typical topside color of RLM 74.

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Zirkus Rosarius Part 2. This set includes markings for THREE schemes on TWO aircraft. The first is P-51B T9+CK, in a very colorful scheme of overall natural metal except for RLM 04 yellow undersides and tail, 2./VVB OKL, Summer 1944. The second aircraft is the famous P-47D-2-RA "Beetle" YF*U, flown by 2nd. Lt. William Roach of the 358th FS, 355th FG, and landed intact in occupied Europe on 7 November 1943. The first scheme is Roach’s original USAAF markings and the second scheme depicts the same ship after being partially repainted by the Luftwaffe (2./VVB OKL), Wunstorf, in July 1944, with overpainted US insignia and a RLM 04 yellow cowl ring and rudder added. Note the Germans RETAINED the original "Beetle" nose art! A third scheme of overall RLM74/04 is covered separately on our decal set CED48256, Zirkus Rosarius Part 1 (not currently available).
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Zirkus Rosarius #3. This is a continuation of our earlier sets portraying Allied aircraft flown by the Versuchsband (Luftwaffe Trials and Research Unit). All birds were painted in the standard captured aircraft test scheme of RLM 74 over RLM 04. First is P-51B, T9+CK, of 2./VVB OKL, Wunstorf, Summer 1944. Next is the Spitfire XI formerly of 412 Sq, RCAF, now coded T9+EK, again from 2./VVB OKL, Neumark, Summer 1944. The final ship is the former 486 Sq RNZAF Typhoon Ia now coded T9+GK, 2./VVB OKL, Neumark, Summer 1944. These are truly unexpected and eye-catching standouts in any model collection.

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B-17 Standard Insignia #1. Insignia used until August 1942, including 56" fuselage and 74" wing cocardes with separate red centers (Freeman "Type 1" US national insignia). These markings were used on B-17s from the start of the program until the introduction of smaller star/blue circle/no red dot cocardes in mid August 1942. This set also includes the "U.S. ARMY" for the wing bottoms in the correct Insignia Blue (they were NOT black!), as well as prop logos and Orange Yellow 15" individual numbers for the fin serial. Note that officially, the red center dot was removed from US insignia as of 1 June 1942, so it’s possible to see B-17s with the large "Type 1" insignia without the red dot! Please note that we have never seen documentation of a B-17E (including the prototype) with the red/white/blue rudder stripes, so they are not included on this sheet.

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B-17 Standard Insignia #2: August 1942 to June 1943. This set includes 50" fuselage cocardes and 70" wing cocardes (Freeman "Type 2" national insignia), with separate 3" and 6" yellow surrounds (Freeman "Type 2A"). It also includes optional light gray stars to replace the white stars in the insignia as was very frequently seen in the field. Prop logos and Orange Yellow 15" individual numbers for the fin serial are also included. Note that the yellow surround to the cocardes was OFFICIALLY 2" wide, but most photos we’ve seen show much wider surrounds. These were invariably hand-painted, and wide variations were seen. Please note that these yellow surrounds were NOT Operation Torch (North African invasion) markings as usually reported, but rather were in response to a British request to help make the US cocardes more visible in the ETO. Practically, the "Type 2A" insignia was only painted on aircraft until about December 1942, but some in-service aircraft carried the insignia after that date.

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B-17 Standard Insignia #3. June 1943 to September 1943 and even later. This set includes 50" fuselage and 70" wing stars & bars with RED outline for use until late September 1943 (Freeman "Type 3"), AS WELL AS the same size insignia with lighter blue (faded) cocardes with darker blue surrounds to represent Type 3 insignia converted to "Type 4" insignia. The set also includes prop logos and Orange Yellow 15" individual numbers for the fin serial. Note that these markings will allow you to show accurate and high-quality star markings on any of your B-17 models from this period, regardless which decals you use, and that most 1/48 Cutting Edge and PYN-up Decal B-17 sets do not include national insignia so we can include the maximum number of specific markings in each set. *** Also please note that I will make the other three types of B-17 national markings (CED48260, B-17E/F Early Insignia (simple cocardes with and without the center red dot used through August 1942, with huge "U. S. Army" for the lower wings); CED48261, B-17E/F Early Insignia used from Aug 42 to June 43 (simple cocarde with and without center red dot, with optional yellow outer ring, and with optional "grayed out" white star); and CED48263, B-17E/F/G Late Insignia with the standard "star and bar" including optional "grayed out" white areas and optional red bars for postwar markings) available at a later time. I will also make available in the near future CED48270, B-29 National Insignia; CED48271, B-24 National Insignia (Early), and CED48272, B-24 National Insignia (Late).

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B-17 Standard Insignia #4: September 1943 to the 1950s. This set has the 50" fuselage and 70" wing stars & bars in Insignia Blue and Insignia White, and includes separate red bars for post-1947 B-17s. In addition, the set has optional separate light gray stars and bars to replace the white for "grayed out" insignia, which was often seen on B-17s, including Forts that left the factory in the natural metal scheme! Prop logos and 15" black individual numbers for the fin serial. Note that this is the final B-17 national markings set out of the four we created to cover the entire operational history of the Flying Fortress; the other three sets were previously offered to you in past increments.

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F4U-4 Corsairs #1. Three combat veteran Corsairs grace this set. First is a F4U-4 from the VF-713 Fighting Aces flying off the USS Antietam (CVA-36) in January 1952. This bird displays 11 mission markings and the large "H" on the fin denoting Air Wing 15 fighter squadrons. Next is another Korean vet, this time a Marine F4U-4B of the famous VMF-214 Blacksheep flying from K-3 (Pohang), Korea, 1950. The "WE" tail code was used by the Blacksheep during the entire war. Now for something completely different . . . the Central American combat veteran F4U-4B flown by the Honduran Air Force, F-96995, during the 1969 "Football War" ("Soccer War" to North Americans) with El Salvador.

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F4U-4 Famous Planes. MEDAL OF HONOR Corsair! F4U-4, VF-32, ENS Jesse L. Brown; F4U-4, VF-32, LTJG Thomas J. Hudner; LT Hudner won the Medal of Honor trying to rescue his wingman, ENS Jessie Brown. Hudner crash-landed his Corsair behind enemy lines next to Brown’s crashed aircraft and attempted to free ENS Brown from the wreckage; F4U-4B, VMA-332, USS Bairoko (CVE-115), Yellow Sea (off Korea), July 1953; F4U-4, VA-14 ‘Tophatters,’ LCDR Lou Burke (commander VA-14), September, 1949

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F4U-4 Olathe & Korea. F4U-4, Naval Reserve Training Unit, Olathe, Kansas, March 1956; F4U-4B, VF-113, CDR John "Tex" O’Neill, USS Princeton, 1950

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B-29 Standard Insignia. This set contains 50" fuselage and 60" wing stars & bars (Freeman "Type 4"), as well as separate, optional red bars for post-1947 B-29s, which includes the Korean War period. It also includes both types of prop logos as a bonus. Note that the XB-29s, YB-29s, and very early Olive Drab/Neutral Gray production B-29s carried the 50" fuselage and 60" wing white/blue cocardes with no bars (50" and 60" can be found on CED48261). Further note that B-29s built at Wichita (BW), Omaha (MO), and Renton (BN) had the fuselage star & bar rotated about 1 1/2° to horizontal datum, while those produced at Atlanta (BA) were exactly horizontal. Note that these markings will allow you to show accurate and high-quality star markings on any of your B-29 models, regardless which decals you use, and that 1/48 PYN-up Decal B-29 sets do not include national insignia so we could include the maximum number of specific markings in each set.
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B-24 National Insignia – Early. This set includes all the early national insignia applied to B-24s, including the original 65" cocarde-only star (Freeman "Type 1" US national insignia), the original star with yellow outline as applied to many aircraft flying from British bases for better identification by British defense forces; and the RED-outlined 45" star-and-bar used from June 1943 to September 1943 and later (Freeman "Type 3"). Since the 8th Air Force (and some factories at certain times) painted out the white in the star (or star-and-bar) with light gray paint to reduce visibility, we’ve included light gray overlay decals in case your model requires them. Please note that my second set covering later B-24s (CED48272) will be available in the next increment of decals I make available.

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B-24/PB4Y National Insignia – September 1943 to 1947. This set includes the late war national insignia applied to B-24s, PB4Y-1s, and PB4Y-2s, including the 45" fuselage and wing US national insignia (stars & bars) in Insignia Blue and Insignia White applied to nearly all B-24s and the huge 65" fuselage stars applied to the early Willow Run built B-24Hs. Since the 8th Air Force (and some factories at certain times) painted out the white in the star (or star-and-bar) with light gray paint to reduce visibility, we’ve included light gray overlay decals in case your model requires them. In fact, many photos exist showing natural metal Liberators with grayed out national insignia (kind of defeats the purpose, but regulations are regulation!) We’ve also included a nice selection of Hamilton Standard prop logos. Finally, don’t forget that you’ll need national insignia for the 1/48 PYN-up Decals sets, which do not include them.

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Famous B-17s #1. B-17G-35-BO, "Mary Alice," 42-31983, IY*G, 401 BG/615 BS – Note: this is the same aircraft as seen at IWM Duxford, but our markings are for the original WW II aircraft and NOT as redone by the IWM; B-17G-1-BO, "Stingy," 42-31053, BX*W, 96 BG/338 BS (photos of this bird show up in nearly every B-17 book ever published!); B-17F-60-DL, Carolina Boomerang, 42-3430, BX*U, 96 BG/338 BS, lost at Schweinfurt.

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Yoxford Boys #1. P-51D-10-NA, Gash-Hound, GR*D, 362 FS, 357 FG, 44-14849, Lt Pete Pelon; P-51B-5-NA, Mr. Period, C5*K, 364 FS, 357 FG, 43-6974, Capt Richard C. Smith; P-51D-5-NA, Mom Smith’s Lil Angel, C5*Z, 364 FS, 357 FG, 44-13578, Lt Lloyd Zacharaie; P-51D-20-NA, Mountaineer, B6*C, 363 FS, 357 FG, 44-63168, Lt Paul Bowles. Reviewers have stated this is the most accurate 357th FG decal ever done, and the markings are quite different in size, shape, and color compared to other 357th decals that have been available.

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Yoxford Boys P-51s #2. First is the famous "Moose" P-51D-20-NA, G4*S Bar, 362 FS, 357 FG, 44-63221, flown by Lt Myron Becraft. We were able to determine from color photos that not only was the moose head dark blue, it was actually two-tone blue! Next is Lt Gilbert O’Brien’s "Shanty Irish," P-51B-5-NA, G4*O, 362 FS, 357 FG, 43-6787.Tom Hayes’ P-51-15-NA, "Frenesi," C5*N, 364 FS, 357 FG, 44-13318, had an interesting name. During WW II, most aircraft names "Frenesi" were intended to be pronounced as "free-and-easy," a joke about the airmens’ hopes of the attitude of the local girls. However, Hayes was adamant that his "Frenesi" was to be pronounced "fren-nez-zey" because there was nothing "free-and-easy" about combat with the Luftwaffe over Germany. The final bird is P-51B-7-NA, "Hurry Home Honey," C5*T, 364 FS, 357 FG, 43-6935, Lt Richard Peterson. We’re quite proud of the fact that our three Yoxford Boys decal sets have been universally acknowledged to be the most accurate of any ever produced. Exhaustively researched, we were aided by several former Yoxford Boys who made their photos available to us.

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PB4Y-2 Kit Decals. This is the decal from the 1/48 Privateer kit I produced several years ago at Cutting Edge Modelworks. NO, THERE ARE NO RESIN KITS LEFT! This decal set includes full markings for one WW II US Navy aircraft ("Ol’ Blunderbuss") and one French Navy (Aeronavale) aircraft that flew combat at Dien Bien Phu in 1954.

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Fork Tailed Beauties Part 1. A beautiful PYN-up Decals set with stunning near-photographic quality nose art. P-38H-5-LO, 42-66825, "Thoughts of Midnite," White 120, Capt. Robert L. Herman, 431 FS/475 FG, New Guinea, 1943; P-38J-5-LO, 42-68004, "Moonlight Cock-Tail!," H5*K, Clark R. "Doc" Livingston, 392 FS/367 FG, on the European Continent, late Summer, 1944.

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PYN-up Decals P-51 Pretty Fillies Part 2. This set has gone on eBay for over $250! Here you get two of the most famous Mustangs ever. First is Arval Roberson’s P-51D-5-NA, 44-13691, Passion Wagon, coded G4*A. In fact, you get TWO variations, Roberson’s original and the changed markings when Capt Clarence Weaver took her over after Roberson completed his combat tour. They both flew with the 362 FS/357 FG in late 1944. The second bird was made famous by the publishing of a very pretty color photo of the nose art in numerous publications during the 1980s and 1990. It is Lt Arthur Bower’s P-51D-20-NA, 44-63223, Sweet Arlene, coded QP*S. He flew as part of the 334 FS/4 FG, February, 1945, Debden, England. We even give you a BlackmMagic™ precut painting mask for the red nose. Reviewers have acknowledged this is the most accurate decal, by far, ever created for Passion Wagon and Sweet Arlene.

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Beautiful Jugs P-47s #2 PYN-up Decals. This set includes two Jugs with striking nose art, rendered in our inimitable PYN-up process. First is the oft-photographed P-47D-28-RA, 42-28641, "Sleepy Jean 3rd," A7*W, 395 FS/368 FG, France, early 1945. The second ship is the unnamed P-47D-15-RE from Zemke’s Wolfpack, 42-75859, UN*C, flown by Lt Charles Clamp, Jr., 63 FS/56 FG, Boxted, England, April 1944. A nicely rendered nude was painted on the left side nose of this plane.

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PYN-up Decals Spitfire Beauties.This set has sold on eBay for well over $450! The coolest Spits ever: Spitfire Vb, EN921, kneeling nude artwork, YOA, F/O Jack Sheppard, 401 Squadron, RCAF, Biggin Hill, July-October, 1943; Spitfire IXc, MK210, Tolly/Hello (HUGE reclining nude artwork), Lt Col Gustav Lundquist, USAAF, Flight Test Section, Wright Field, late Spring 1944, Bluie West 8, Greenland, & Boscombe Down, England (BTW, when this Spit was returned to the Brits after American testing and long-range modifications, their main comment was "waste of a good Spitfire!."

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PYN-up B-17 Fortress Chicks #1. PYN-up B-17F-115-BO, 42-30715, Cincinnati Queen, CC*Y, 569 BS/390 BG, Framlingham, England, early 1944; B-17G-20-BO, 42-31585, Mount N’ Ride, OR*B, Lt Doyle E. "Brad" Bradford, 323 BS/91 BG, February 1945, Bassingbourn, England.

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Fortress Chicks Part 2. Another beautiful PYN-up Decals set with stunning near-photographic quality nose art. B-17G-50-DL, 44-6483, "Ruby’s Raiders," aircraft letter G, Frank Blackwell/Harold C. Prang, 550 BS/385 BG, Great Ashford, England, Spring 1945. This was a brand-new B-17G that painted especially for the ceremony honoring Cpl. Ruby Newell of the 3rd Bomb Division staff, who had been voted as the most beautiful WAC (Woman’s Army Corps) in the ETO by a Stars & Stripes readers poll. Gorgeous artwork on a shiny new plane!

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PYN-up Decals B-17 Fortress Chicks Part 3. Two extremely famous and popular Forts grace this set. First is B-17F-25-DL, 42-3082, Double Trouble, Lt William Winnesheik, 333 BS/94 BG, Rougham, England, October 1943. This ship was assigned to the unit from 10 June 1943 to 4 October 1943, when it crash landed at Margate, England, after a combat mission to St. Dizier, France. She was salvaged after the crash and in spite of the amazing nose art never flew again. The bomb group marking on the fin is very interesting! No color photos of this ship’s tail have been found, but there are several black & white photos available. The official 8th Air Force directive required the unit letter (in this case "A") be painted in Insignia Blue on a white square, but it was DEFINITELY NOT blue on this plane. This is easily seen by comparing the tonal value of the "A" to the tonal value of the national insignia on the fuselage. I’ve seen at least one color photo that proves, amazingly, that in some cases a YELLOW letter was painted on the white square, which is ridiculous. However, this may have been the case for "Double Trouble," or possibly it could have been a light gray letter-which is also ridiculous. Regardless of how nonsensical it is, there are many documented instances of light-colored letters that are clearly not Insignia Blue or Black on white geometric bases in more than one combat group. Dumbfounding! The second ship is the exceptionally famous B-17G-30-BO "Our Gal Sal" from the 351 BS/100 BG, Thorpe Abbotts, England. Sal was queen of the "Bloody Hundredth" with her 135 combat missions giving her the distinction of being the longest serving plane in the unit. The name "Our Gal Sal" was inspired by the 1942 move of the same name starring Rita Hayworth. At the request of her first crew, captained by Robert J. Shoens, unit artist Frank Stevens painted the "Sal" artwork on standard aircraft canvas-the type used to cover movable control surfaces, and then glued it to the side of the nose. This created the strange "double halo" of olive green color around the artwork. It worked well, however, and the canvas did not blow off in the slipstream! At the time shown here, her 60th mission (the scheme best documented in color and black & white photos), her paintwork was very beat up and her chin turret, originally Neutral Gray, had been replaced by a newer unit in natural metal. Although the 100th is reputed to have used "blue gray" unit codes on the fuselage, color photos absolutely confirm that "Sal" had light gray codes. At least one widely distributed source claims the mission markings began on one side of the plane and continued around to the other side, and the profile painting in that source-while pretty-shows a huge number of mission markings continuing all the way back along the fuselage almost to the tail. The 100th BG historian confirmed for us this is completely bogus and the 100th’s practice was to mirror the mission markings on both sides of the nose. Sal was eventually scrapped at Kingman, Arizona. Interestingly, her bomb mission markings had been completely repainted very late or at the end of the war and in the boneyard she sported a long long line of white mission markings on a dark stripe background (these markings are not included here). We’re especially pleased that Mr Shoens and the 100th BG historian guided us on this project!

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B-29 The Outlaw PYN-up. Previously believed to be completely sold out, I was able to find enough decals to assemble 15 more sets (all decals are first rate). B-29-25-MO, 42-65306, with the huge and dramatic "The Outlaw" (Jane Russell) artwork on the right side of the nose, Don Thompson, 28 BS/19 BG, Sept 1951, Kadena AB, Japan (Korean War). This set includes accurate markings for the LEFT side of the nose in addition to the Jane Russell nose art on the right side!

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PYN-up B-24 Liberated Chics #1. Liberators with dramatic nose art: B-24J-120-CO, Madame Pele, 11 BG/98 BS; B-24H-10-DT, Jamaica? (different artwork on each side of nose), 466 BG/785 BS, Lt Larry Booth.

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PYN-up Decals P-61 Black Widow Babes #1.This set has sold on eBay for well over $175! Down to the last handful remaining. Black Widow Babes #1: P-61A-1-NO, 421 NFS , "Skippy/Nocturnal Nemesis," 42-5502 , David Cort, in a very worn Olive Drab over Neutral Gray finish; P-61B-1-NO, 548 NFS, "Cooper’s Snooper," 42-39454, Lt George C. Cooper, Iwo Jima, April 1945.  Note the aircraft serial numbers are provided in the correct red color; they were never yellow as has been portrayed in some publications (see decal instructions for more information on this). This set is VERY NEARLY GONE.

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Marauding Babes #1. B-26C-45-MO, "My Darling/Agitator", with a huge sharkmouth and huge nose art, and thin green overspray over natural metal camouflage, 320 BG/444 BS; B-26C-45-MO, "Mary Ann," 344 BG/494 BS, Lt B. W. Seth, Stanstead, England, Early 1944.

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PYN-up Decals B-26 Marauding Babes #2. This set features two famous Marauders. First is one of the most elaborate (and to my mind, most beautiful) artwork ever applied to any WW II aircraft. B-26B-50-MA "Hard To Get" had completely different – and very large — artwork on each side of the nose featuring swimsuit-clad beauties. Flown by Maj Delwin D. Bentley, commander of the 497th BS, 344th BG, Stanstead, England, in 1944, obviously no expense was spared to create this flying masterpiece. The other bird is the oft-photographed B-26C-40-MO, "Belle Ringer," of the 320 BG/441 BS, in Dark Olive Drab over Neutral Gray. This is a fun scheme for a modeler, as the paint was extremely worn and the old D-Day stripes above the wings are easily seen through the worn OD overpaint. Another interesting point is that the crew ran out of space on the fuselage for additional mission markings, so they were continued on the nose gear door!

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PYN-up F4U Babes-4-U #1. F4U-1 ("Birdcage"), Marine’s Dream (the artwork was actualy shaded as depicted on this decal, not "flat art" as shown on other decals), Modex 576, VMF-222, BuNo 02576, 1st Lt. Edwin Olander, Munda, October, 1943; F4U-1A, Vargas Texas kneeling cowgirl artwork, Modex 8, VMF-422, BuNo 17965, 1st Lt. Stout, Engibi Island, May 18, 1944. We produced this set at the express request of Brett Green of HyperScale.

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Beautiful Jugs P-47s #3 PYN-up Decals. Two more famous T-Bolts with great nose art are included in this set, which features our special PYN-up "near photo realistic" nose art decals. First is Ralph K. "Kid" Hofer’s P-47C-5-RE, 41-6484, "Missouri Kid/Sho Me," QP*L, 4 FG/334 FS. Not widely realized is the fact that Hofer’s nose art was "shaded" and not "flat" artwork, which makes this ship a perfect PYN-up subject. The second ship is a plum black painted P-47M, HV*J, of the 56 FG/61 FS. It also had the light blue outlined national insignia common to the 56th’s plum black scheme. This plane had a large portrait of the pilot’s wife painted on the nose and her name, Lorene, painted under the windscreen. Although it’s been claimed this nose art was a photo glued on to the cowl, clear photos of the ship prove it was clearly painted artwork.

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PYN-up P-38 Fork-Tailed Beauties #31. P-38L-1-LO, Peggy’s Pegasus, "S,", 80 FS/8 FG; P-38J-10-LO, reclining nude artwork, "K," 8 FG/80 FS; P-38J-10-LO, reclining nude artwork, "L," Glen Holder, 8 FG/35 FS.

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PYN-up Decals Beautiful Jugs Part 3. Although both subjects in this set have been offered before by various kit manufacturers and aftermarket decal companies, none have been able to capture the true beauty of these fully rendered (shaded) markings in their printing process. That’s a shame, because these are two (actually three) of the most beautiful pieces of art to ever grace an airplane. The first subject is Henry Kuckeman’s extremely famous P-47D-5-RE, "Miss Behave/Lil Lo," WR*U, 355 FG/354 FS. Note artist Arthur Decosta’s substantially different artwork on each side of the nose, as well as the thin yellow outline to the "Lil Lo" name. Note, too, the odd shape of the "W" and "R" in the squadron code, as well as the "D" flight letter painted on the rudder trim tab. You can count on having historically precise and accurate decals for each of these markings in your PYN-up set (that’s what we’re famous for!). The PYN-up Decals "Shack Rat" P-47D-28-RA (42-28627, UN*M, 56 FG/63 FS) has been featured in several magazine and internet articles, as well as at least one modelbuilding DVD. This is some of the most elegant artwork of the war.

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PB4Y-2 Water Nymphs #1. PB4Y-2, 59501, with gigantic "Punkie" nose art, #501, of VPB-109, Palawan, Okinawa, and Iwo Jima, June-August 1945; PB4Y-2, with huge "The Super-chief/Lex Loci: nose art, of VPB-106, Westbrook Field, Palawan, Philippine Islands, May-July 1945. A special and VERY cool bonus is the machine-gun-toting cherub artwork painted on a Privateer port side .50 caliber gun turret blister. We have no idea which ship this was painted on, but the artwork is too cool to ignore, so I’m giving it to you as a bonus!

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PYN-up Decals P-40 Curtiss Cuties #1. The P-40F from the 85 FS/79 FG coded X2*8 carried a remarkably well-executed shaded painting of a nude woman on the left side of the rudder while in Tunisia in late 1942. Because of the angle of the only known photo of the full plane, it’s unclear whether the individual aircraft number was 8 or 9; of course we provide both in our decal set. Additionally, in some cases in the 85th the "X" was differently sized on the left and right sides, so we again provide you with both versions. In addition, the squadron insignia was hand painted on most aircraft and significant variations in the depiction are documented, including both white or yellow wings. Since yellow is more colorful and the photo does not provide such detail, we’ve provided the yellow-wing version. Censors were active during the Second World War (in spite of what you see painted on this ship), and the 79th nude tail art figures were eventually given clothes to cover the naughty bits. Luckily for us she’s nude in our photo and that’s the decal you get! The second bird is an American P-40E from the 8 FS/49 FG flown by Lt Monty Eisenberg, Strauss Field, Darwin, Australia, June 1942, which defended Darwin alongside Aussie-flown P-40s such as Cresswell’s famous four-flag ship depicted in our PYN-up Decals set PYND48025. This plane, #44 and named "Dollye" sported a standing nude between the canopy quarter panel on the left side and the fuselage star. This is one of the more unusual nudes, with one hand on the canopy quarter panel and the other on the fuselage star. For some reason, Eisenberg’s "Dollye" has often been portrayed in profile paintings with the large white Pegasus marking actually applied to a completely different ship in the same unit. There are plenty of good photos showing the Pegasus on the other plane, and three good photos of Dollye with the femal artwork on the mid fuselage. The Pegasus was never applied to this ship. Note the yellow aircraft number (often incorrectly portrayed as white) was painted on the fin on top of darker olive drab paint used to obliterate the original serial number painted there. In all, an unusual and interesting combat ship from a little-known theatre.

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PYN-up Decals A-20 Havoc Hussies #1. First is a striking A-20H-5, 44-062/Y, "Miss Behaven," flown by Lt Harry Zditosky of the 312 BG/388 BS. This ship featured a huge white-outlined red heart with "sexy female" artwork on the left side nose, along with the 312th’s skull & crossbones on the tip of the nose and a large white heart aft of the fuselage star. This is possibly the largest and most colorful nose art ever applied to an A-20. The second subject is an early A-20B, 41-3127, #17, "Dinah Mite," flown by Lt J. R. Delapp of the 16th Obs Sq in North African combat. Nose art on early A-20s was fairly rare, and this bird had a large "swooping woman carrying a big bomb" pained under the left side cockpit. The tail number, 17, was almost certainly white, but since there is a slight chance it was yellow, we provide both options on the decal sheet.
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PYN-up Decals A-26 Babe Invaders #1. This set includes two Korean War Invaders, one overall black and one overall aluminum paint (NOT natural metal!). First is the silver glass-nosed A-26C-45-DT, 44-35767, "Nev’a Hoppen," flown by Lt Dennis Boyle of the 452 BW/728 BS. The second bird is an overall black A-26B-51-DL, 44-34287/A, with huge "Versatile Lady" nose art painted on the left side nose, flown by Capt Tony Curto, 3 BW/13 BS. It also has the large "running skeleton carrying a scythe" artwork of the 13th BS on the right side of the nose.
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PYN-up Decals A-20 Havoc Hussies #2. My good friend, the late Dan Rees (former B-52 bombardier with the 410th Bombardment Wing, SAC), was the inspiration for this set showcasing two glass-nosed World War II 410th Bomb Group Havocs with their distinctive black/white striped rudders. First is "Mama Lou," an A-20J, 43-10127, 6Q*B, of the 410 BG/647 BS. About a bazillion (yes, "bazillion" is a technical term :)) unevenly-painted mission markings and nice female nose art grace the nose, and you’ll also notice the unpainted battle damage patches that dot the airframe. I really like the battle damage repair patch on the left nose gun access panel with the swastika painted on it! Reminiscent of the family left at home, "Bill," an A-20J, 43-22022, 5D*G, of the 410 BG/644 BS displays a little boy wearing his daddy’s flight helmet and pointing towards the sky where his daddy works. This is poignant artwork, and a nice change from the common female figures that adorned the noses of so many WW II planes.

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PYN-up A-26 Invader Babes #2. A-26B-56-DL, 44-34364/Y, 6th Chadwick, Lt Col Robert Fortney, 3 BW/13 BS commander; A-26B-61-DL (had A-26C nose fitted at time of these markings), 44-34587/K, Miss Minooki, 17 BW/95 BS (earlier in 452 BW as Lady Nan).

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PYN-up Decals B-25 Mitchell Honeys #1. Two of my favorite B-25s are featured in this set. First is the dramatically marked B-25D-20-NC (strafer conversion), 41-30592, "Mexican Spitfire," Lt Merwyn Bruce, 345 BG/500 BS. The dramatic woman and maracas (Mexican percussion musical instruments widely introduced to the world in films by Carmen Miranda and Rita Hayworth) along with an early version of the 345th’s unit insignia on the fin make this an eye-catcher in any collection. In fact, the female figure is highly reminiscent of Carmen Miranda, right down to the "fruit bowl" hat! The second ship, "Mitch The Witch," was well documented in wonderful color photos and represents the lesser-known 17th Reconnaisance Squadron. This B-25D-25-NC (strafer conversion), 42-87293, was based at Linsayen, Luzon, May 45. I love the "prewar B-25 twin fins" painted on the broomhead! When the dramatic squadron insignia, yellow slashes, white stars, and white fin bottoms are added, you have another centerpiece for any collection!

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Pretty Fillies P-51s #3 PYN-up Decals. This set features two Yoxford Boys P-51Ds and our remarkable PYN-up nose art decals. The first Mustang is the relatively little known "Temptation," but which carried extremely large (for a P-51) and well-done nose art. This ship is P-51D-10-NA, 357 FG/362 FS, Lt Matthew Martin, Leiston, England, Late 1944. The second ship was flown by 7-victory ace Lt Robert Becker. It is P-51B-15-NA, 357 FG/362 FS, Leiston, England, April 1944. The plane had a tiger head insignia on the nose, and some time after Becker’s third victory was painted on the ship the name Sebastian was added. Note the overpainted white ID band on the fin; the white stripes on the wings and horizontal stabilizers remained.

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PYN-up Decals P-51 Pretty Fillies #4. My good friend "Eagle Eye" Mike Lampros, who passed away unexpectedly last week (see my tribute link on the right side of this page), harangued me to do proper artwork for P-51B-15-NA "Berlin Express," then did much of the research himself. This ship was Lt Bill Overstreet’s mount while in the 357 FG/363 FS, at Leiston, England in the Fall of 1944. Actually his second "Berlin Express," Overstreet inherited this plane from Bud Anderson (it had been his second "Old Crow"), and applied his own artwork and nickname. This bird even carried Anderson’s whitewall tires until they were replaced with normal tires! The large red dragon riding a P-51 on the right side of the nose can be seen from hundreds of yards away. The second Yoxford Boy in this set is the lesser-known (but stunning) P-51D-20-NA, "The Tender Terror." Although pilot Lt Ralph W. Mann of the 357 FG/363 FS didn’t score any victories during the war, he flew on of the most remarkably marked Mustangs of the war. Like Overstreet, Mann was based at Leiston, England, and this scheme dates from January 1945.

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PYN-up Decals P-38 Fork-Tailed Beauties #5. This one of the coolest Lightning sets we ever did. First is an early P-38H-5-LO in Dark Olive Drab over Neutral Gray scheme, "Mountain Ayres," flown by Capt Jerry H. Ayers, CG*Q, 42-67077, 55 FG/38 FS. The truly astounding nose art painted on the removable gun covers was eventually moved to a different Lightning that chalked up 150 missions. Since the original national markings were the simple star-only cocarde, our decals show a "faded" blue circle with fresh Insignia Red (fresh (e.g., darker) Insignia Blue also provided as an option) outlines around the circle and white bars. The second bird is an overall natural metal P-38L-5-LO, "Ready Maid," flown by Capt. Phil McLain, 44-27132, 8 FG/36 FS. This striking ship went through three distinct markings variations and we provide all three options, including one with dramatic black "antiglare" (painted in GLOSS paint!!) panels on the fuselage and engine cowls.
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Pretty Fillies P-51s #4 PYN-up Decals. This set has two Mustangs from the famous 4th Fighter Group, each featuring our famous PYN-up specialty nose art decals. First is P-51B-1-NA, 336 FS, 4 FG, "Rebel Queen," flown by Lt. Fred W. Glover, Debden, England, Spring 1944. Second is the famous P-51K-5-NT, 334 FS, 4 FG, "Iron Ass," flown by Lt. Col. Jack J. Oberhansly, Debden, England, Late 1944 – early 1945.

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PYN-up B-24 Ploesti Heroes #1. Of the many, many famous Liberators that participated in the famous low level bombing mission against the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania, one of the most famous (or infamously maligned) was Lt Brian W. Flavelle’s B-24D-70-CO "Wongo Wongo" from the 513 BS/376 BG. Wongo and her crew are fully entitled to be called "Ploesti Heroes" even though they did not make it to Ploesti. It was the lead aircraft of the second section in the 376th Bomb Group formation enroute to Ploesti. The victim of a significant historical inaccuracy (some would say cover up), the less than expected results of the first wave of B-24s at Ploesti was attributed at the time by the Air Force to the loss of this crew, which was purported to the the "lead plane" carrying the "lead navigator." For unknown reasons, just short of the island of Corfu south of the east coast of Greece, Wongo stalled, then dove into the sea and exploded. Although the historical record shows Flavelle and his young navigator were the LEADs for the entire formation and therefore caused the various screw-ups that occurred later, this has been thoroughly debunked by both Colonels Keith Compton (376th commander) and John Kane (98th commander) in later years. In a 2000 interview, Compton clearly stated he flew the mission lead plane with Brigadier General Uzal Ent, the mission commander, aboard, and that he in fact led the entire mission under General Ent’s orders. The full story of this pathetic episode is told in the instruction sheet. The second Ploesti hero is B-24D-65-CO, 566 BS 389 BG, "Fightin’ Sam," flown by Capt Tom Conroy. "Sam" was nearly brand-new ship when the Ploesti mission occurred, and this decal set allows you to model it as flown to Ploesti and with several major versions of later markings.

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Nose Art Avengers. TBM-3 Avengers of VT-83, USS Essex, 1945: "Bayou Belle," #407, overall Glossy Sea Blue; "Satan’s Helper," #417, overall Glossy Sea Blue’ and& Nr.314 in tri-color scheme. This sheet was researched by the inimitable Hal Tippens.

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Hellcat Aces! EXTREMELY LOW QUANTITY–less than 23 left! The first is David McCampbell’s second Hellcat, "The Minsi." Unlike his later bird, the name was in WHITE! The second is F6F-5, VF-31, USS Cabot, Lt Arthur Hawkins (5 kills in one mission). This scheme was researched with the help of CAPT Hawkins, and overall research was done by the inimitable Hal Tippens–as enthusiastic and exacting naval aircraft researcher as there ever was!

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OS2U Kingfishers #1. (For the beautiful old Monogram kit): OS2U-3 VO-9, USS Wisconsin, in standard three-tone scheme; OS2U-3 Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in the early Blue Gray over Light Gray scheme, with Orange Yellow wing tops (gorgeous scheme!); OS2U-3 USS Pennsylvania, in standard three-tone scheme; OS2U-3 Lend-Leased to the Soviet Naval Aviation Forces in an overall light gray scheme.

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OS2U Kingfishers #2. Love ‘dem Kingfishers! This set includes an oddly marked OS2U-3 from the USS New York in December 1944, a full-color prewar OS2U-1 on wheels from OV-3, assigned to the USS Mississippi in early 1941, a U.S. Coast Guard OS2U-3 in the unusual three-tone "scallop" scheme and featuring extremely unexpected nose art on the main float; and finally the famous OS2U-3 flown by LTJG D. F. Baxter into the middle of Truk lagoon under fire to rescue LT G. M. Blair who’s F6F Hellcat had been shot down. This final bird was assigned to VCS-10 on the USS Baltimore.

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US Export Colors Of WW II, by Dana Bell. Covers the colors and camouflage patterns used on American aircraft exported to the Allies during WW II.  This book covers specific colors used at specific times on specific aircraft. A MUST have for all serious modelers. If you missed getting this book as a bonus for purchasing decals during my introductory sale, it is identical to the one offered then , and is now available for purchase. It will be delivered electronically and requires a PC and internet connection (Windows or Linux; sorry about that, Macintosh users).

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F-86 Sabre Markings Of The Korean War, by David H. Klaus. This special report on the marking systems used by Sabre units during the Korean War uses excellent photos to illustrate the various elements of these markings. Photos of interesting nose art are also discussed. If you missed getting this book as a bonus for purchasing decals during my introductory sale, it is identical to the one offered then , and is now available for purchase. It will be delivered electronically and requires a PC and internet connection (Windows or Linux; sorry about that, Macintosh users).

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F4H-1 Phantom: The Legend Begins, by David H. Klaus. This heavily illustrated special report covers some of the important aspects of the delivery and use of the "first" Phantom (yeah, yeah, I know the FH-1 Phantom was technically the "first" Phantom, but that jet was a failure and only a handful produced . . . in most peoples’ minds, THIS was the only Phantom that counted). Contains many photos you probably haven’t seen before, and almost certainly better quality than available elsewhere. If you missed getting this book as a bonus for purchasing decals during my introductory sale, it is identical to the one offered then , and is now available for purchase. It will be delivered electronically and requires a PC and internet connection (Windows or Linux; sorry about that, Macintosh users).

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