Modelsvit 1/48 P-51H Mustang – First Look
So, I got an e-mail from my friend Scott Zuiback over at “rebelalpha” on eBay that his Modelsvit shipment had arrived, so I hot-footed it over to the store and picked this puppy up. For those of you who do business with Scott, he’s already sold four so you want to get over there quickly.
For those who want to see pictures of the parts, there are some very good photos of the kit contents over at Sprue Brothers on their page for the kit.
Looking at the parts, I was struck by the fact that the surface detail could easily be mistaken for the new Eduard P-51D. Very petite rivet detail that will only be seen at short range under a coat of paint, with all the rest of the surface detail of similar quality.
The cockpit is super-fully detailed, and is accurate for the P-51H. The wheel wells are similar in detail to what you find in the Eduard P-51. The canopy – which comes in open and closed options – is a bit thick but is optically clear with very little distortion.
Underwing ordnance includes the postwar drop tanks and six 5″ rockets.
Decals provide markings for three colorful ANG schemes: 182nd Fighter-bomber Squadron, Texas ANG, 1953; 101st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, Massachusetts ANG, 1951; 133rd Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, New Hampshire ANG 1953. Also markings for the P-51H provided to the RAF for evaluation in 1945 in RAF camouflage.
This is the P-51H everyone has been hoping for. High quality, great price. Buy. In. Confidence.