Tamiya P-51 D Mustang 1/48
August 13, 2016 in Aviation
What is there to say a superb kit of an equally superb aircraft ,the stunning Mustang. For those who don’t know this is one of those kits for everyone from a total novice with his first kit to a serious competition builder, you cannot go wrong.
I chose to build “Sad sack” flown by Major Merle J Gilbertson ,don’t worry I’m not going to bore you to death with a mountain of information plagerised from the internet .The only pictures I can find of this particular aircraft show it with the long range paper drop tanks so I added the resin set you see here, I think the larger tanks look so much better than the small teardrop shaped tanks we normaly see.
I would love to build the blue nosed P-51 “this is it !” but up to now can’t find a decal sheet in 1/48, any one got a set to sell or can point me in the right direction ?
I also added a small amount of weathering which I don’t normaly do ,just some oil staining on the fuel fill up points and around the guns .This is one of my favourite builds so far ,hope you like it.
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