Accurate Miniatures 1/48 P-51C
February 15, 2017 in Aviation
When you get some time off, build some models is what I say. Seem to be on a P-51 kick right now and here’s my latest off the work bench. Had some trouble closing up the fuselage but believe it was operator head space and not the fault of the kit. Add several more boo boos and it’s a great 3 foot model. Did add an ultracast seat but the rest is OOB. Tamiya paints were used and the antenna is nylon threat, the exhaust stains are from artist chalks..
This P-51C depicts the one flown by Lt. Lester Arasmith from the 528th Fighter Squadron, 311th Fighter Group, 14th Air Force..He would end the war with 6 air kills and 5 destroyed on the ground. He would further serve and have a distinguished career in the Air Force. Fighter operation with 14th AF ranged from bomber escort to ground attack under operational conditions that ranged from bad to worse than terrible. Additionally they seem to be always short of personnel and supplies.
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