P-51D-5 Mustang by Eduard in 1/48.
My first model for 2021. Very happy with the result although it took me much longer to complete than usual. I have a good many Mustangs in this scale & was looking forward to a trouble free build on this one, which is my first (Mustang) from Eduard. Didn’t happen; but to move on, I’m glad it’s finished & I’ll be looking forward to another in due course, now I am aware of the pitfalls! This is the box top scheme, which I have long admired & it looks great on the shelf next to ‘Old Crow’ also in O.D. & N.G..
To give credit where due, I had no problems with the decals, fit or surface details & the marking choices were all great. To be fair my issues were mainly due to unexpected engineering problems involving attachment of control surfaces & undercarriage, which I overcame after a bit of trial & error; so it’s all good & I say thank you to Eduard & so does my spares box!
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