Pegasus 1/48 E-Z Snapz P-51B (Tuskeegee)
Pegasus 1/48 E-Z Snapz P-51B (Tuskeegee) is the kit, to which was added Eagle Strike Checkertail Clan decals.
I was watching “Checkertails Parts 1 & 2- a Documentary by Neil “Mysticpuma” Pugh, on YouTube. It was a very well done, 4 hour presentation. At about 40:32 into part 2, I noticed a P-51B with the name “Carol”, taking off. I thought this was an opportunity to score points with my wife, of the same name. I didn’t want to spend a lot of time on it, so I opted for the 1/48 Pegasus Snapz kit. The fuel tanks didn’t match the picture, but I proceeded. It went together ok, for a “snap-tite”, with a little filling. It’s seemed a little “bulky”in the landing gear, I presume to keep young hands from breaking essential parts. There is a “gear up” option, for those younger pilots.
I invested in some aftermarket decals rather than try to paint my own checkers. The Eagle Strike decals were faultless, a pleasure to work with. There were enough markings for several aircraft, but only enough “checkers” for one version of either the B or D models.
Unfortunately except for that brief glimpse of “Carol”, I had no references as to any other markings, and so, just left it. Perhaps in the future, I’ll come up with more information. I won’t say it was the most enjoyable build I’ve done, but it suited the purpose. I retrospect, I probably would prefer the old Monogram re-release, in the same price range, but a “quick build” was the idea.
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