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Erik Muntzing
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Tamiya 1/48 P-51D “Little Freddie”

November 26, 2012 · in Aviation · · 11 · 1.8K

Hello all,

First off, an introduction. I'm currently a senior in high school and I have been modeling for a year and a half. In that time I have ruined a few models but have also pumped out quite a few good ones as well. The pictures I have posted are of my pride an joy, my attempt at the P-51D. I chose Tuskegee markings because I have a great deal of respect for those men that fought and won two battles: the war and discrimination. This model took me about three and a half weeks to finish but I added a decent amount of detail to the cockpit and a sprained ankle gave me a lot of free time. I added wires, spruced up the seat, added radio wires, and did some stuff to the wheel wells. All comments and criticism welcome. Winning the Tamiya P-51D would make my holiday season as I'm as broke as a soon to be college freshman should be. Please feel free to comment!

Thank you, veterans.

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  1. I like it Erik, nice NMF and well presented too.

  2. Looks good from what I can see, Erik...why don't you add some more pics and show off the detail you described. You chose an excellent kit.

    • Hello Craig,
      Thank you very much for your compliments, that means a lot. I did the original article from my iPhone and for some reason all the pictures didn't show up. I got it fixed now so I hope you can see what you are looking for. The kit was excellent although I made some mistakes early on.

  3. Erik,
    FYI, you seem to be the first user who succesfuly used the iPhone to perform a full photo-to-posting cycle. Let me just comment that this isn't even officially supported yet 🙂 Congratulations and we're glad to have you onboard.

  4. nice! You are doing a great job! great build- nice presentaion in the photos as well- hope your ankle heals well!

  5. Very nice model, and I am glad to see you got the canopy to sit right (probably the most common boo-boo with P-51D models). Excellent NMF.

  6. Hey guys. Thank you for all of your comments, that really means a lot to me. Happy modeling and Holiday season!

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