1/48 ICM P-51B
December 24, 2012 in Aviation
This is ICM’s knock off of the Tamiya kit. It is so close that the parts are virtually interchangeable. However that is where all similarities end. This kit is nowhere nearly as well engineered as the Tamiya kit and given it’s low price tag something had to give. The fit of the parts was very bad, my wings were badly warped, the wheels were completely useless, the decals silvered badly, and the canopy was completely “frosted”. I fixed the wings using hot water, the cockpit was replaced with one from True Details along with the wheels and canopy. A new set of decals from Aeromaster finished things off. So by the time I was done I had probably spent more than the cost of a Tamiya kit! Oh but it was fun. I have a few more of these ICM beauties in my stash including some Spits and Yaks so wish me luck.
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