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Paul van Acker
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1/48 Tamiya P-51

July 24, 2016 · in Aviation · · 19 · 1.9K

Sometimes it's nice to do an easy build, so decided on this . Haven't done one in a few years, but choosing a colour scheme is so hard. Too many good ones. Settled on this...
Maj Richard Hewitt's Big Dick. 🙂 P-51D-25-NA 87th Fighter Squadron/ 78th Fighter Group Duxford England, 1944.
Hope you like, thanks all, Paul. 🙂

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19 responses

  1. That looks just right, Paul

  2. Nice work Paul, love the checker nose Mustangs, excellent

  3. splendid job Paul

  4. Can't ever go wrong with one of those, Paul...looks good.

  5. Dick Hewitt - one of the best guys I met. Did a loooooong series of interviews with him for the Osprey "Aces of the 78th Fighter Group" book. Went from replacement 2nd Lt. in July 1943 over two tours to Squadron Commander. He lived the entire history of long-range fighters in the 8th AF.

    "Big Dick" is not a double-entendre - it's a throw in acey-deucy.

    Nice work on the model. The Tamiya kit really is super. Hard to believe it's been around 22 years now.

    • Thank you. To do those interviews would have been amazing. Yes, the name is based on the dice etc, as well as his name. Great book incidentally. 🙂 Love it.

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  7. Nice looking Mustang. I concur - so may lovely schemes to choose from you can almost get paralyzed by choice! This one is a great choice.

  8. A beautiful Mustang, Scheme is great, especially the spinner.

  9. What's not to like, I its a Mustang. Well done Paul. The checker work really gives it a classic look.

  10. It might be called "comfort modelling", and it's worked a treat, great looking Mustang.

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