Tamiya 1/48 P-51D “Nose Art Group Build”
My most recent addition to the Nose Art Group build is Tamiya’s really nice but old P-51D, “Passion Wagon”. This A/C was flown by Lt Arvil Roberson assigned to the 362nd Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group. They were the first 8th Air Force unit to be equipped with P-51’s and were nick named “The Yoxford Boys.”
Straight forward build, however, I did add an after market seat and some wheels to enhance the details. Paints were Model Master acrylics for the cockpit, and Tamiya and Model Master enamels for the skin. Decals were a combination of Tamiya, EagleCals #103, along with some Fundekals. An artist pen was used to highlight the panel lines and artist chalk for the exhause stains. Fun as well as a quick little build, and I was lucky to received a Silver metal for it at the recent Tol-Con 2018 show.
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