Tamiya 1/48 P-51Ds
October 10, 2013 in Aviation
Some Tamiya 1/48 P-51Ds,
Glenn Eagleston’s “Eagle”, 353rd FS, 354th “Pioneer Mustang” FG.
“Grim Reaper” – 356th FS, 354th FG (I would love to see some warbird owner do this on a flyer)
Bud Anderson’s “Old Crow” from the 357th FG.
“Passion Wagon” from the 357th FG. VIII Fighter Command did not have access to US paints in England, they used RAF paints. This is done with RAF Dark Green upper and Ocean Grey lower.
‘Dove of Peace,” flown by Glenn Duncan, CO 353rd Fighter Group. Duncan was 353rd FG CO in summer ’44 when he was shot down in a P-47. Evaded with the Dutch underground, returned to England early 1945 and re-took command of 353rd FG. Nobody else is VIII FC has a story like that!
“Angel’s Playmate” flown by Bruce Carr, 355th FS, 354th FG. Bruce used to hang out at Chino, and he could tell that story about being shot down and stealing a Fw-190 like nobody’s business. People are still arguing if it was true or not. Whether true or not, Bruce was a nice guy to know.
Last but not least, a P-51K as a Mustang IV, 3 Squadron RAAF, Italy, 1945.
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