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1/48 Tamiya P-51B Mustang “Shangri La”

November 11, 2015 in Aviation

This is recently finished 1/48 P-51B Mustang with the markings of well known Don Gentile s Shangri La from 336th FS 4th FG in March 1944.
Cockpit modified by Eduard instrument panel and Ultracast resin seat. Additionally wooden floor made from plastic sheet and painted.
Other modifications are:
Ultracast P-51 Mustang Corrected & Detailed Flaps
Ultracast P-51B/C Exhausts
Ultracast P-51 Mustang Hamilton Standard Cuffed 4-Blade Propeller & Spinnerspinner and propeller set.
Barracudacast P-51 Mustang Hexagonal Tread Wheels.
Landing light replaced by Resicast lens.

Painting was done with Gunze Sangyo acrylics.
Decals are from Superscale 48 821

Happy modelling

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13 responses to 1/48 Tamiya P-51B Mustang “Shangri La”

  1. Very nice work. That instrument panel is marvellous.

  2. Tolga, very nice build. Looks like you replaced more than you started with!

  3. Stunning workmanship as usual, Tolga….love you work.

  4. Great looking Mustang – really looks the part! Nicely finished and detailed.

  5. Another winning effort Tolga. It looks real enough to take off.

  6. Great one again, Tolga.
    The wood grain and the chippings all around the wing roots – just the right balance.
    Can it be that you give your models a little more of a glossy finish recently?

  7. This is the ultimate Shangri La I’ve seen so far.

    Nice detail and build and so paint as it has already been in practice of you.

  8. Good job, Tolgar, as usual!

    Using afermarkets improves the general appearance of the model without doubt.

    I miss photos of the back side of the kit.

    It is noticed that the plane is well assembled and painted and full of details that achieved a believable result.

    Did you use blue tack to paint the olive drab? How did you do the edge between the two camouflages?

    Cheers.

  9. Good job as usual!

    Using aftermarkets improves the general appearance of the model.

    I miss photos of the back side of the plane.

    It is noticed that the kit is well assembled and painted and full of details that achieved a believable result.

    How did you do the edge between the olive drab and neutral grey? Blue tack?

    Cheers!

  10. Thanks Oscar
    Uhu Tac Yellow used for the demarcation line.

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