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David Garcia
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Classic Kit: Revell 1/48 P-51D No. H31

January 28, 2022 · in Aviation · · 22 · 1.5K

Not to be confused with the Monogram 1/48 P-51D which was issued about the same time, the P-51D builds up nicely. It does not have the removable panels like the Monogram version. That is one good thing going for it. I built it with no additions and does look very much like a P-51D when finished.

The background for the airfield scene was provided by my friend Tim Prosser, who is the best model photographer there is.

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  1. Very nice and clean work David. I love this Mustang ! The older kits are not that bad as we think and can be cheaper to acquire sometimes.

    • Thank you Bernard! You are correct in saying that older kits are not as bad and can be a lot cheaper at shows or club sales. I do have new wunderkind models but I always gravitate toward the older kits.

  2. There were at least 3 1/48 kits released by Revell at that time, the P-51 and BF-109G were quite good, the Spitfire II was a bit of a disappointment.
    I echo your comments about older kits, with 'wunderkits' you assemble, with older kits, you model!
    Your Mustang looks excellent! True modelling!

    • Thank you Colin. Don't forget the excellent P-40E which was also issued at the same time. I have all of them except the P-40E which I plan on keeping an eye out for at the next show.

  3. Beautiful job! I sure love the classics, I'm building the Revell box scale X-3 right now, 1969 boxing, "some modeling skills required" but I have been having a great time after a 6 month Tamiya Tomcat build!

    • Hi Rob! thanks for the comment. I'm looking forward to your model of the X-3. I have both, the Revell and Lindberg versions. I always thought it was a very cool aircraft.

  4. Amazing result of yet another classic kit, David!

    • Hi Spiros, thank you very much. It's a simple kit but with care it builds up nicely. For the orange and red nose cone I dipped the cone in red paint for the front color. I could not get mask it correctly. It worked out ok.

  5. Looks like a P-51 to me. Nicely done!

  6. It definitely looks like a P51D, David @thevid
    As a matter of fact, by judging from the last picture it even looks like a real one.
    Great results on this old kit.

  7. Great job on this Mustang, David (@thevid). Looks awesome . Better then the similar Monogram P-51D... I think.

  8. Nice work David-one of the old Revell's better kits.

  9. Great job with that kit! I've seen these on ebay but never seen one built. Have revell's BF109G-10 and P-40E in the stash.

  10. Nice build David. I built this kit back in the late 70’s and I liked it more than the Monogram release. Your mustang looks great.

  11. Nice looking Pony - well done!

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