1/32 Tamiya P-51D Mustang
September 23, 2014 in Aviation
Here is my finally complete Tamiya P -51D. I think all of my other completed builds posted on this site were completed while this Mustang was in progress! I used EagleCal markings for Lt Goebel’s 31st Fighter Group Mustang. Cockpit markings and placards from Baracudacals, aswell as a beautiful baracudacast resin seat. The main gear bays were detailed with plumbing and wiring from various sizes of wire. The wings were painted with Floguil Bright silver while the fuselage was painted Alclad Airframe Aluminum. Everything was a little too bright and shiny for a war wear Mustang of a double ace, so to add some tarnishing I airbrushed a light layer of Alcald Dull Aluminum along rivet and panel lines. Weathering was completed with Windsor and Newton oil paints and tamiya’s weathering sets. I wanted to try Berkshire Junction’s EZ-line for the antenna and I was very impressed it’s much more forgiving than stretched sprue! I coiled some wire to simulate the tensioning spring at the seat end and a spare piece of random photo etch for the tail anchor point. insulators are simulated by some fine brass tubing. As always, all questions and comments are welcome!
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