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1/48 Tamiya P-51B 3 Squadron (RAAF) Italy late 1944

1/48 Tamiya P51B using Ultracast seat and wheels, 500lb bombs from the Tamiya P-47 (imagine having a few spares there!) Decals are from Red Roo, an Australian manufacturer of resin and decals dedicated to Australian subjects (check them out). The […]

Battle of Kasserine Pass Group Build: 1/48 F-6A TAC RECCE Mustang

Big hats off to David Thomas for initiating this GB concerning a significant battle in North America at Kasserine Pass. Determined to be a military defeat for the US Army it would prove to a learning lesson from which ultimate […]

1:32 Zoukei-Mura P-51D Mustang

This was my first build after a 25 year break from models so I figured start with the Cadillac of war birds. I picked the Zoukei-Mura over the Tamiya kit based purely on price. And I must say, this is […]

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

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

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”

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

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

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

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

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 […]