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Rafi Ben-Shahar
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Revell 1/32 P-51D 5NA Mustang

January 6, 2023 · in Aviation · · 18 · 0.9K

Tamiya's counterpart is superior with respect to details, fit of parts and surface texture. Yet, 's economic option looks equally good when completed.
I chose the olive drab overall finish to represent Lou IV and leave out any blue so that it looks like a typical 8th AF aircraft.

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18 responses

  1. Great looking Mustang! This particular aircraft was on the cover of an old Airpower magazine waay back in the 1970's

  2. Wonderful result, Rafi!
    Great yo know that the built to price Revell kit is so good.

  3. It sure looks like a Mustang from here, like the OD finish.

  4. Thank you George. It looks better than my Tamiya counterpart.

  5. Excellent result, Rafi @blackmopane
    The invasion stripes still visibile underneath the OD is very nicely done.

  6. Excellent build Rafi I do like the P-51 in these markings. I built the kit end of last year and I agree colours mentioned were confusing to me. Think I got mine slightly wrong. But to reiterate Rafi great looking P-51 🙂

  7. Thank you Guy. Tom Cleaver had a comprehensive review of the colors in question in MM

  8. Nicely done, Rafi. I like the weathered look.

  9. A beautiful Pony! Love the overpainted invasion stripes, and the combo yellow nose with that OD looks great. I'll have to remember this scheme for a future build.

  10. Very nice Mustang. I’ve built a few of the Revell 1/32 P-51s back in the day and, with some care, they do turn out well.

  11. Thank you kindly Greg

  12. Building the Tam version at the mo. However, if you are going to button everything up this takes some beating. Great job!

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