A P-51D called “The Duck. “
The very first photo was all I had of this real P-51D. With a good background in "ART" I drew a larger drawing of the duck and had a friend make me a decal.
I built this model in 1997 for one of my clients. I added several scratch-built items and took photo's of some of the parts next to an American penny which is about 5/8"/15mm in diameter.
I learned new building technics by going to the school of "ON LINE EXPERIENCE." Back in '97 we did not have the computer, nor its' internet system so it was called cut-and-fit; cut-and-fit until it fit's.
While living in San Jose, CA someone had a real WW-II P-51D parked outside and uncovered so I got permission to go down to the airport and take photos, plus take all the measurements I wanted. So everything you see here is 97% accurate to a real P-51D.
21 additional images. Click to enlarge.