Big Beautiful Doll – P-51D Mustang in 1/48
This is a build of Col John Landers' famous 'Big Beautful Doll' with a bit of a twist - at the end of World War 2 he became commander of the 361st Fighter Group which had yellow noses and medium blue trim instead of the 78th Fighter Group's more famous black and white checkerboards with red trim. So here is a different Big Beautiful Doll than you may have seen before!
The new series of Meng models P-51s are stunning kits with perfect fit (except gun fairings) and outstanding surface detail. It was a bit of a shame since I had to work very hard to get rid of the wing details to replicate the puttied smooth surface on wartime P-51s and seperate silver paint on the same areas contrasting with the natural metal of the fuselage.
Build video is here:
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