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1/32 Tamiya P-51D Mustang “Old Crow”

July 26, 2019 · in Aviation · · 16 · 3.4K

This is 1/32 Tamiya P-51D-10 Mustang 44-14450 with the markings of “Old Crow” flown by Colonel C.E. Bud Anderson from 363rd FS in winter 1944.

Cockpit enhanced by Yahu instrument panel, Barracudacast resin seat and RB production Mustang Cockpit Floor – Worn Anti-Slip Coated Wood decal set.

Rivet details on the needed areas of the wings have been puttied, sanded, and painted in aluminium paint.

Painting done with Alclad lacquers, Gunze and Tamiya acrylics.

I have used Barracudacast wheels.

Decals are from EagleCals EC#32-101 - P-51D Mustang, To War with the Yoxford Boys decal set.

Happy modelling

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16 responses

  1. What can one say, Tolga...? Another outstanding piece of modeling from one of the best model builders here - at least to my way of thinking after seeing all of your work. You are the "man".

  2. Just curious...when you researched this project did you find that his plane did not have white wall tires? I really like your work and this is another fine example. There seems to be some controversary about the painted on white walls supposablly done by his crew chief, and I am wondering if you have found the definitive answer or made a creative decision?

  3. Thank you Jack
    You can see my reference picture at the attachment. This bird has not White Wall tires. I guess Anderson s previous Mustang painted to Olive drab have these whites circles.

    2 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  4. Great looking work!

  5. Excellent Mustang Tolga, those Yalu IP's are very nice. Really enhances a well detailed cockpit. In this scale it is better than PE. Hopefully they will keep adding to their line. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Another beauty Tolga! Great detail work as always in the cockpit and such. Well done.

  7. One masterful Mustang!

  8. Another Tolga masterpiece.

  9. Outstanding! The Tamiya Mustang is a must build for those who have not built one.

  10. That’s a real wonderful pony. All the detail are great. Thanks for all the photos.

  11. Tolga your gifts and Talents always amaze and demand that a person take the time to look at the details of your work.

    Given that Tamiya goes to great lengths to add the engine and its details...what do you do with those parts. Do they get constructed to act as a frame for the cowling or do you paint and detail these parts too?

    Two thumbs up.

    • Thanks Stephen
      I have used some critical parts of the engine and frame. You can see the construction pictures on the attachement

      3 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  12. Tolga, another fine example of your wonderful work. I like it a lot !

  13. Thanks to all for their comments. Appreciated

  14. Simply inspiring work, Tolga. I've been giving mine a 'rest' for 12 months but after seeing yours, it's going back into production! Your models are an absolute pleasure to see. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us.

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