Two P-51’s does not make a twinmustang
Many moons ago, I started a P51
The chosen kit was a P51 C Mustang Mk III from Revell, and was more or less the result of seeing the very nice models fellow imodeler Klavs had built. It turned out to be a bad choice as it was a reboxed ICM that lacked the quality they make today. I gave up.
Fast forward – I had turned my attention on 109’s, as you might know, inspired by she who must be obeyed. And as she gave me a very nice airbrush, I had to give something in return – that was the 109 of Marseilles described elsewhere. Some time has passed, and eduard has launched their P51, and seeing WD-A in the recent chattanoga choo choo limited edition boxing, she told me that was the plane she had flown in flightsim, but in a different scheme.
The search went on, and I found a set of AM decals close enough to “her” plane. And with the kit and decals in hand, I have started a build, but decided to give the P51C a go as well, hence the two mustangs.
1. (I always preferred the fastback I have to admit)
Both of them together.
The eduard offering is a lot better – and some 19 years younger by design.
1. Lots and lots of detail!
And with photoetch and all it is to be a walk in the park – right?
The Revell/ICM has now been assembled – not that many worries, as a few more models has gone through my hands.
1. I suppose some AM would do wonders to this cockpit. . .
The IP is made of a clear piece of styrene – it was brushed Tamiya matt black acrylic all over, and when dry the dials were scrabed free from paint with a cocktail stick, giving some impression of depth! It will be built with closed hood, so details are kept basic and OOB.
As I had to stay home sick for some time things moved faster than my camera could catch up, and so these are the pictures of the process so far. Now it is my turn to work as we strive to serve passing planes at “my” airport, so it may be a while before next progress on this topic.
I will search other in-progress topics of these to catch up, but feel free to comment and/or let me have your experience with these two kits