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North American F-51D Mustang

Tamiya, 1/48 out of box build using a mix of kit decals/aftermarket decals to model a F-51D,12th FBS, 18th FBW Korean War.
18th FBW was the last unit to fly the Mustang in combat operations converting to the F-80 in January 1953 while still in conducting combat operations.
Model was finished in alclad aluminium, polished aluminium. Weathering was kept to a minimum using ammo oilbrushers and ak weathering pencils.

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9 responses to North American F-51D Mustang

  1. Joseph, your model has an excellent NMF, and the weathering looks restrained and realistic. What is your opinion about those weathering pencils you used? Are they supposed to be used like a normal pencil and one just “writes” around the model?

  2. Another great-looking NMF finish, and love that scheme with all the yellow touches around the perimeter – really sets off the NMF. Love it!

  3. Great finish. I’m a fan of KW Mustangs.

  4. Having just written fairly extensively about the F-51 in the Korean War in my new book “MiG Alley,” your model does a really good job of “bringing the story to life.” I like it a lot, it looks like a well-used battlefield brawler. Nice work all around.

  5. A stunning Stang! Great job.

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