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Tom Bebout
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1/48 Accurate Miniatures P-51A

Latest off the bench is this old AM P-51A with some after market items. Really decent kit that one can assemble with not a lot of issues. Decent cockpit detail and over all shape is good, the only draw back is a rather thick canopy that runs through their entire series of early 's. Items added were a corrected prop, exhaust stacks and a seat. Decals were a combination of the kits along with Super Scale sheet 1089, depicting "Carols Daddy" assigned to the 1st Air Commando Group. Paints were a combination of Model Master acrylics and enamels. Antenna wire is nylon thread and I did cut the canopy open to display more of the cockpit. You can find this kits at model show are very reasonable prices.

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  1. Great work, as usual, Tom. I really like the finish you get on these builds, feels exactly the right 'Goldilocks' zone between matt and sheen. Also, those decals couldn't have been easy.


  2. Great looking P-51 Tom! I really like the Allison engine 51's.

  3. Looks good, Tom!

  4. Nice work, Tom - 🙂

  5. Nice work here, Tom!

  6. Another great "Pony" from the Bebout stables... 🙂

    You guys posting up these Mustangs are doing a fine job... Between you, Marc Barris @marc

    with his beautiful "Red Baron" Racer,

    and Jim Harley @jimh

    with "Betty Jane" and his "D" model ANG plane, you all have been inspiring me to get one on the work bench too. I just happen to have one in mind...


  7. A great looking Mustang!

  8. First model I've seen in Air Commandos livery, I really like it. Well done Tom

  9. Gentleman, thank you all for the kind comments, I appreciate them.

  10. Nice work, Tom. You don't see planes with the red surround insignia modeled often.

  11. Your whole collection of Allison Mustangs looked superb!

  12. I like the nice subtle finish you got on the monochromatic surface - well done!

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