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Tom Cleaver
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Tamiya 1/48 P-51Ds

October 10, 2013 · in Aviation · · 15 · 2.3K

Some P-51Ds,

Glenn Eagleston's "Eagle", 353rd FS, 354th "Pioneer Mustang" FG.

"Grim Reaper" - 356th FS, 354th FG (I would love to see some warbird owner do this on a flyer)

Bud Anderson's "Old Crow" from the 357th FG.

"Passion Wagon" from the 357th FG. VIII Fighter Command did not have access to US paints in England, they used RAF paints. This is done with RAF Dark Green upper and Ocean Grey lower.

'Dove of Peace," flown by Glenn Duncan, CO 353rd Fighter Group. Duncan was 353rd FG CO in summer '44 when he was shot down in a P-47. Evaded with the Dutch underground, returned to England early 1945 and re-took command of 353rd FG. Nobody else is VIII FC has a story like that!

"Angel's Playmate" flown by Bruce Carr, 355th FS, 354th FG. Bruce used to hang out at Chino, and he could tell that story about being shot down and stealing a Fw-190 like nobody's business. People are still arguing if it was true or not. Whether true or not, Bruce was a nice guy to know.

Last but not least, a P-51K as a Mustang IV, 3 Squadron RAAF, Italy, 1945.

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15 responses

  1. Nice Mustangs Tom!



  2. I am not sure what the collective noun is for a group of Mustangs is, but I call them WOW, nice job there Tom.

  3. Nice body of Mustang work. How many years of modeling does this group cover? All looking good.

  4. Really nice Tom and yes the Grim Reaper is the cream.

  5. Beautiful (as usual) but where's the 38th FS, 55th FG ? Makes me want to break out yet another Mustang ! They just look "right" !

  6. It's interesting to me that some aircraft designs appear as fresh as the day they first flew. The Mustang is timeless, it looks fast just sitting on the tarmac. Great collection and beautiful workmanship!

  7. Tom, Nice herd of Wild Horses. What decals did you use on the nose of "Dove of Peace"?

    • If I recall, it was a SuperScale sheet. Done around 1998 or so.
      I just realized, the Tamiya P-51D has now been with us for 20 years! Time flies when you're havin' fun!

  8. Nice collection, nice builds and even nicer photographs.

  9. some of my favorite schemes...sweet group

  10. A herd is the correct name, but I think maybe a 'Sally' sounds more glamorous! Whatever, a fantastic collection models.

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