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James O. Howard’s “Ding Hao!” – Tamiya P-51B

by Tom Cleaver on December 31, 2017 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

The Tamiya kit, OOB, with Aeromaster decals. James O. Howard and “Ding Hao!”: Born in China, the son of Methodist missionaries, James O. Howard joined the U.S. Navy in 1938. After graduating from flight school at Pensacola, Ensign Howard was […]

A Monogram P-51D

by Tom Cleaver on December 31, 2017 in Aviation -- 3 Comments

Proof you don’t have to have the latest kit to get a nice model, if you’re willing to put in the work. About 15 years ago, a friend gave me a bunch of old kits that he figured were good […]

Tamiya P-51B – Don Gentile’s “Shangri-La”

by Tom Cleaver on December 18, 2017 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

Don Gentile – The Most Controversial Ace When I sat down 30 years ago to write “the definitive fighter pilot screenplay” and chose as my subject the 4th Fighter Group in the Spring of 1944 during “The Great Ace Race,” […]

Airfix 1/48 North American P-51D Mustang – Kit Review

by Stellan Schroeder Englund on December 17, 2017 in Reviews -- 33 Comments

This is a review of the new (2017) Airfix model kit of the ever popular P-51D Mustang in 1/48 scale. Box number is A05131. I suspect we don´t need to waste any time and space on the P-51 history so […]

1/48 Tamiya P-51D Mustang

by Michal Walusz on November 17, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

Hello Dear Modellers This is my last completed build. This time I build P-51D Mustang from Tamiya. I choose markings from Kagero publishing Polish Mustang for Mustang Mk.IV 303 Polish squadron based at RAF Hethel UK 1946. The kit as […]

Titus Oates’s Aussie ‘Stang

by Marek Halas on November 16, 2017 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

Tamiya’s 1/48 P-51D Mustang finished as an Australian CAC CA18 Mustang 21. Firstly though, a little bit of history I managed to glean about the plane, (& apologies in advance for any errors & omissions on my part): The scheme […]

Preview: Airfix 1/48 P-51D

by Tom Cleaver on November 13, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

Kit arrived Friday, took five careful hours to assemble without filler. Done OOB other than used Tamiya decals from the “8th AF Aces” release to do Bud Anderson’s “Old Crow” ID stripes, invasion stripes, personal markings). They fit the kit […]

Big Beautiful Doll

by Julian Shawyer on November 9, 2017 in Aviation -- 33 Comments

This is the aircraft of Lt. Col. John. D. Landers, P-51D, Big Beautiful Doll. This is the Tamiya North American P-51D Mustang in 1/48th scale which came with Cartograph decals. The model is painted with various shades of Alclad 11 […]

1/32 Hobbycraft P-51 RAF Mustang 1A

by Tolga ULGUR on September 20, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

This is 1/32 Hobbycraft P-51 Mustang 1A finished with the RAF markings ( May 1944 ) Hobbycraft s kit is a scaled up version of 1/48 Accurate Miniatures Mustangs. Cockpit modified by Vector set. Seat belts are from Eduard. I […]

1/32 Dragon P-51D, 360th FS, 356th FG, The Mighty 8th

by Juan Benitez on September 2, 2017 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

This P-51 represents another one of those unsung heroes of WW2, Lt (later Capt) Preston Easley. A West Point graduate, he flew 57 missions in Europe in both P-47’s and P-51’s, and finished the war with a DFC and 5 […]