Bill Whisner’s Ponies
Tamiya P-51B to do 352nd FG ace Bill Whisner’s “Princess Elizabeth,” a name he put on to celebrate the visit to the group by Princess Eilzabeth, later Elizabeth II. That fall, he traded up to a P-51D-10 he named “Moonbeam McSwine” after an Al Capp character in the comic strip “L’il Abner,” which was very popular at the time. Eduard kit for this. Superscale decals for both.
Pete Regina’s P-51B “restoration” (a P-51B wing mated to a highly modified P-51D fuselage) has now flown as “Princess Elizabeth” for several years. There’s also a warbird flying as “Moonbeam McSwine.”
I filled the panel lines of the wing for “Princess Elizabeth,” but for the effort involved I don’t think it was all that great when completed.
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