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Geoffrey Abreu
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1/72 Academy P-51B

November 22, 2012 · in Aviation · · 4 · 2.7K

This is one of my more current buillds but still a bit old as I have not been able to buld much in the past few years because of work. This is the the Acadamy P-51B. I think the decals were Superscale. The paint was Model master OD green faded with MM "faded OD green. I used a full PE cockpit set with this one and True Details resin wheels along with stainless steel tubing for the gun barrels. I took this one to many contests, but it never won anything. It is just probably one of those where others were seeing things I was not. It is however still one of my favorites. The funny thing is I had started this kit and made many mistakes and put it away. It just goes to show never give up on a kit. If you are having problems put it away and come back to it later.

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  1. That's gotta be a record, must have writin' your article at the same time. My T-33 lasted about 2 minutes as the headliner! oh well...wins some - lose some. Nice build, by the way.

  2. Nice Mustang Geoffrey
    My first impression was that this has got to be a 1/48 scale kit, but that wasn’t the case! I like the OD surface, looks worn and faded in a natural way.


  3. Nice build and I certainly agree on the kit, it is really very nice! I did one in German markings a few years ago.

    Regards Magnus

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