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1/48 Tamiya P-51C Mustang

January 8, 2013 in Aviation

Again a Tamiya Mustang but this time C version.
This is 1/48 P-51C Mustang finished with the markings of 43-24959 Gladys from 26th FS 51st FG in Kunming China during 1944 autumn.

The construction started with the painting of cockpit components to US interior green .
Cockpit floor has corrected by adding a cardboard piece painted to wooden color.
The cockpit is modified with some beauties from several companies.
These are :

– Eduard PE instrument panel
– Ultracast P-51 B/C resin seat
– Quickboost gunsight

The painting was done with Alclad II lacquers as usual.

The additional replacement parts are ;

-Ultracast P-51 B/C exhausts
-Ultracast P-51 Mustang Hamilton Standard Cuffed 4-Blade Propeller & Spinner.
-Ultracast P-51 wheels diamond tread
-Ultracast P-51 corrected flaps

The decals are from old and rare Aeromaster’s sheet number 48-211, “Fighting Mustangs P-51B Part 1.

Happy Modelling

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11 responses to 1/48 Tamiya P-51C Mustang

  1. Another beautiful build! A Mustang that makes me happy!



  2. Great looking Mustang, Tolga. Nice job.

  3. Very nice work!

  4. This is just as handsome a Mustang as your last one. Makes one glad to look at.

    Wondering about your photos against the white background, are they taken outside in direct sunlight? What’s the setup?

    • Hi Martin,
      I usually take the pictures by daylight without flash or something else. This pictures also were taken in a sunny day without flash. But later the contrast and brightness level of the picture were increased .

  5. Outstanding as usual, sir…I was just thinking how one can spend more money on after-market “goodies” than the initial cost of the kit! Especially in the smaller scales, you add up the cost of the various resin sets offered, photo-etch, decals, etc. and the total most always far outweighs the original kit price! By the way, I, too, was wondering how you set up for pics.

    • Thank you Sir,
      A matter of fact the finishing result is more essential than the total cost of the project.Yes this is not logical for an “Homos Economicus” but that s my way. If the result can satisfy me then the money that I spent is not so important.
      I usually take the pictures at daylight without flash

  6. Another ’10’ beautiful,

  7. Definitely a Apex model with all of the goodies. Worthy of a Ten.

  8. Definitely one of the best Mustang models i have seen and the NMF is superb. A “10”

  9. Your work is excellent!

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