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Shawn Bemo
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Airfix 1/24 P-51D Mustang

January 4, 2019 · in Aviation · · 11 ≡

This is fourth of these that I have built (1 still in stash, lol). I made first kit when I was 11 or 12. I actually painted it white. I thought the instruction book looked white, lol. I gave up on Trumpeter . I wish I would have waited for main gear in resin. That is one huge drawback to this kit, lack of fit with windshield is another.

It is an enjoyable kit. I used spray can for bare metal. I was told that wings weren't bare metal. I didn't add oil paint (Paynes Grey) panel lines on wings. I bought resin tires made by Gerry Rutman. I highly recommend them.

I may make last kit into F-51 in Korean markings.

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  1. Awesome job, my friend...well done!

  2. Great to see Shawn,I have two of these in the stash from my teenage years!
    A great scheme too
    Must get it out and finish it always fancied 'Ridge Runner'.

  3. That "Big Beautiful Doll" is one good looking Mustang Shawn.

  4. Excellent Mustang, Shawn!

  5. Thank you for the comments, I appreciate it.

  6. Nice looking Pony! I have decals for Big Beautiful Doll in 1/72 - plan to get to a build of one soon...

  7. That is really nice ‘Stang. Always wanted to do a Big Beautiful Doll, but scared of that checkerboard nose.

  8. Yea! I started making that as a kid with the Aifix detailing book. I made such an a**e of it it was abandoned. A real blast from the past! Well done!

  9. that is beautiful ! I built the Tamiya 1/32 using the same decals (just posted)

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