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Airfix P-51D 1/48

First completion of 2019. Actually its been in process for awhile. The Airfix kit is well done with no flaws to mention. Airfix’s color coded assembly instructions came in handy in a few steps though. I added an Eduard P-51D interior PE set, which really enhanced the cockpit, and 1/48 Aeromaster P-51 B D Checkertail Clan Part 2 decals. The metal finish is AK Extreme Metal. The other colors are a mix of Mission Models, Real Colors, Testors, and Tamiya. This was my first bare metal AC project in a long while. I started with Alclad metals but didn’t like the results. I then switched to Extreme Metal which went on like a dream. Will be doing more metal planes in the future.

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14 responses to Airfix P-51D 1/48

  1. Nice work, Dennis. Very, very nice work.


  2. A beautiful Mustang!

  3. Wow….what a good-lookin’ build – and those pics really “pop”. Outstanding job!

  4. Your first picture is so peculiar I mistook it for one of those BD drawings, such is the intensity of the colours… it really puzzled me for a few seconds! It’s a true real to life Mustang, well done sir

  5. Nice looking Mustang Dennis.

  6. flawless model flawlessly done.

  7. Excellent is a word that quickly comes to mind………………… Two thumbs up Sir !!!


  8. Excellent NMF. Nice all-around built.

  9. Dennis, Sweet Mustang !!!!

  10. Hi Dennis, looks awesome! What were the problems with the Alclad colours? How did you seal everything? It is so great shining!

    • Even applying it over their primer and a gloss black coat, the Alclad didn’t have a good shiny finish. Based on the advice of a good friend I applied Xtreme Metal which dried to a nice finish and is very durable. I had no problems masking it to apply other colors.

  11. Nicely done Dennis, really like the finish you put on her.

  12. Great looking Pony, Dennis! Well done. I shy away from NMF, but may have to give the Xtreme a try.

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