1/48 Monogram P-51D "Detroit Miss"
I bought this kit on the cheap from a popular online auction site. The finished product falls into the "6 footer" category. Stay 6 feet back and it looks like a P-51 Step a little closer and you will see the thick decals, poor fit, and my own mistakes with peeling paint.
I'm not entirely sure about the accuracy of the colors for Urban Drew's "Detroit Miss". Most depictions show red trim around the canopy and wingtips however, I dug around and found some interesting research that suggested that it may have been blue. To do something different I went with the blue and like the way that it looks. Feel free to chime in with your own thoughts if you have them regarding the color scheme of this particular aircraft.
Here is a brief summary of the build:
Highs- the cockpit detail and wheel bays are quite good, similar too or just a step below the Airfix kit in my opinion
Lows- decals are pretty poor, the fit of the engine cover is so bad that almost all raised detail had to be sanded away. The windscreen fit was so bad that I had to cut out part of the fuselage and replace it with a spare windscreen from an Airfix kit I had in my spare box.
Overall it looks like a P-51 and I like the colors. Just stay 6 feet away.