Seems like forever since I posted! Well here is progress on the cockpit, Barracuda Cast seat, and radios and battery. Eduard "Look" instrument panel. The seatbelts were a quandary. I had some Eduard PE ones from a failed Dragon P-51 build, b[...]
Here's my take on Don Gentile's P-51B Mustang "Shangri-La" based on Tamiya's 1/48 scale kit. This rendition does not include all of the "kill" markings and shows the spinner with the two-tone red/white finish as the machine appeared sometime bef[...]
This time I wanted to build a slightly larger aircraft. I chose the Mustang and since I had another speech and debate I finished it during the competition wait time. The annoying thing about these competitions is that the judges [...]
Thanks to Louis Gardner for starting this GB as it gave me a reason to build some of the Japanese A/C in my stash. The Ki-100-1 was quite a successful fighter and gave the allies all they could handle towards the end of the war. The Ki-100 was d[...]
The 6147th Tactical Control Group originated at Taejon, South Korea, within the "operations section" of the Joint Operations Center. Three pilots, and two Stinson L-5 Sentinels, were assigned as airborne forward air controllers. On 9 Ju[...]
Another one from the archives.
This is the 1/48 Tamiya P-51D Mustang with Lifelike Decals, Eduard fabric seatbelt and Barracuda oval tread wheels and tires. Built as 44-151103 flown by Col. Dick Rowland, CO 348 FG Luzon, Phillipines, early 1945[...]
A Sunday arvo session done and a model is complete. This is the 1/48th Airfix P-51D Mustang. I wanted a non-silver finished Mustang so I grabbed the OD/NG Rovin' Rhoda/4 Bolts scheme from my Eduard Mustang. There's lots of variation in [...]
My latest is the Academy reboxing of AM's P-51B, and represents" Missouri Mauler" flown my Captain Willard Milllikan of the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group. He was involved in a mid-air collision with a wing mate while on a strafing ru[...]
Does that make this an FJ+1? and by what name... "Seahorse"? "Fury"? :)
This one was purely for fun, just wanted to share. I did this one up some time ago.. not really good by any means, nor was it ever meant to be. This is a Revell-Monogram [...]
For several years I was holding this Tamiya's Mustang on my shelf waiting to be built. And finally, it's done. I found an interesting subject – an RAF unit but with a standard birdcage canopy plus invasion stripes.
Tamiya kit is a good kit, but[...]