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Justin Bedford
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P-51H Mustang, 1/72

May 26, 2023 · in Aviation · · 17 · 373

This my in scale, built from the RS Models kit. The kit was quite heavily modified to correct some shape issues, and I used the undercarriage and some of the photo-etch from the CMR kit. The model represents the aircraft flown in around 1947 by World War II ace Claude Crenshaw who named it after his wartime P-51D. NMF is Alclad II with other paint from a range of sources. Decals from the kit, Techmod for stars & bars and buzz numbers, and Superscale for the aircraft name.

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  1. A fantastic model, Justin!
    Welcome aboard!

  2. Nice job, Justin...love the clean NMF.
    Welcome to iModeler. Hope to see more in the future.

  3. Clean looking Mustang, welcome to iModeler.

  4. Thanks George. 👍

  5. Awesome! Model and airplane. Welcome aboard.

  6. Very nice work, Justin, and a great result.

  7. Gorgeous finish for a 1:72 build. Nice work.

  8. What an excellent build to enter iModeler, Justin @justinbedford
    Welcome to this great community.
    Looking forward to some more of your work.

  9. Nice Mustang roundup you have there, Justin @justinbedford.

  10. All of above, great job! What is the kit?

    • Hi Robert, the kit is made by RS Models, and is a short-run injection offering that has recently been re-released. They do a 'USAF' version and an 'ANG' version. The dimensions and shape are mostly OK, apart from the tail department which is a bit of a mess. I spent a lot of time correcting that, using the excellent 1/48 Modelsvit kit as a guide. I also used flaps from an Airfix D-model slightly reshaped. As it's a short run kit you need to do a fair bit of clean-up and cut the canopy if you want to display it open. Once the memories fade a bit more I'll use the kit as the basis for a set of XP-51F/G/J.

  11. Nice clean builds Justin, all four, welcome to iModeler.

  12. Really nice! A great collection of ponies. Welcome aboard!

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