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Michael Drover
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I like a good Mustang

October 20, 2020 · in Aviation · · 20 · 1.6K

Another one from the archives.

This is the P-51D with Lifelike Decals, Eduard fabric seatbelt and Barracuda oval tread wheels and tires. Built as 44-151103 flown by Col. Dick Rowland, CO 348 FG Luzon, Phillipines, early 1945.


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  1. Nice little diorama and beautiful Fifthy One, Mick!
    I like your paint job and very realistic weathering. What metallic colours did you use for this model?
    I have an Eduard P-51 in my stash I'm planning to finish in natural metal - however I haven't found a brand I'm really confident with.

    • Thanks Klaus. I use the hardy Tamiya AS-12 rattle can silver but decanted and thinned to put through my airbrush. I too have a P-51 in the stash but it'll have to wait.


  2. Hey Mick, I like a good Mustang too, Especially this one... Lovely build, well done.

  3. Lovely Mustang, Michael!
    Great NMF and kudos on your weathering: not the easiest thing to apply weathering on natural metal,.
    Well done!

  4. Beautiful looking aircraft. One thing missing that the majority of modellers miss as does Tamiya, is a small hole on the starboard side of the engine cowling. I think its for waste oil

    Eduard seems to have gotten it right

  5. A truly nice looking Mustang, Michael.
    As mentioned by others, the NMF and weathering are awesome.

  6. Very nice! NMF is hard to do well, but this looks great.

  7. Great looking Pacific Mustang!

  8. Great job Michael especially the finish.

  9. Looks great ! I like everything about it.

  10. 🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 :
    I just logged into the forum and was captured by this model.
    Very elegant in every angle and so harmonious with it's display.
    Nice work Michael and thank you for sharing these images.

  11. Beautiful job! That's about the best finish I've seen. Seating the canopy makes all the difference in the world, and the exhaust is perfectly subtle. How did you recreate that? I've tried Tamiya smoke, thinned down paint...just looks too heavy. Probably the hardest part to making it look "right". Thanks for sharing.


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