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The major George Preddy “Cripes A Mighty 3rd” P-51 D-5- NA paint and assembly

April 20, 2014 · in Aviation · · 35 · 4.2K


I present you my last built... the kit is amazing but i had some trouble with my paint. I would do the Major Preddy plane between august and september 1944. The plane bears the scars of his fights and aluminum coating lost its luster ...
I had to make the figure of Major but this is represented with a G-suit and it must match the following period during his last European tour.

Still I hope it will suit you well.

Cheers, Eric from France

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35 responses

  1. Is this the Tamiya 32nd scale offering...? The finish, detail and weathering are outstanding.

    • Hi craig and thank you very much. Yes it is the Tamiya kit with the Barracuda interior and tires. The decals are from Eaglecals.

      Best regards, Eric

  2. simply of the finest schemes...great job

  3. Immaculate build. Well done!

  4. Beautiful work on a beautiful subject……nice photos as well.

  5. Hi jack, thank you so much.

    Best regards, Eric

  6. Hi Eric, yet another amazing build.
    Greta skill sir.
    Well done.

    • Thank you Simon, i had lot of difficult with this paint and i really dicided during the build to let it in the box. After a long time to reflexion, i try to finish it. And this day arrived today...
      I dont know at this time if i ll realised in the next days a base and the Preddy figure.
      Best regards, Eric

  7. really good job ! bravo eric...

  8. Great Mustang Eric. Your exterior paint separation is very crisp & the cockpit is outstanding.

  9. Cripes A'Mighty! Wonderful!

  10. Great Job Eric, it looks to me like you got the Aluminium finnish you were after,
    really nice work!

  11. I wish I had paint trouble like that! Really nice build.

  12. Beautiful work! What color did you use for the blue?

  13. Very nice, Eric. It looks "just right". Whatever the effort, it was worth it.

  14. said on April 21, 2014

    Absolutely beautiful Eric. Your weathering is superb & most realistic.

  15. Nice clean build, great cockpit detail.

  16. Eric, fantastic job on one of the most famous P-51s. It looks like you just can't go wrong with that marvelous Tamiya kit. Well done and thanks!

  17. Wow, Eric, you've really shown the way to make this already very good kit into something extra special.

  18. Eric,
    Absolutely beautiful. Like the Corsair, I have never seen a P-51 that I did not like. Yours is excellent. You have done a outstanding job and have complimented this airplane.

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