Reading that obituary gave me even greater respect for those heroic men who flew these in wartime.
Here is my second model plane in 40 years, a P-51D built from the 1/48 Revell 'Big Beautiful Doll' kit #85-5241. I included to in progress sho[...]
I present you my last built... the kit is amazing but i had some trouble with my paint. I would do the Major Preddy plane between august and september 1944. The plane bears the scars of his fights and aluminum coating lost its luster ...
This is my Tamiya P-51B flown by Henry Brown of Dallas, TX. Upper camouflage is Tamiya RAF dark green and the inderside is Alclad aluminum for the metel parts and semi-gloss silver for the painted wings. The figure is from Ultracast. Pictures we[...]
I had the privilege of commanding No 3 Squadron RAAF at Butterworth, Malaysia in 1979-1981, so when Tamiya came out with its superb 1/32 P51D kit, I just knew I had to make a model of one of the types flown by my old squadron during WW2.
Pegasus 1/48 E-Z Snapz P-51B (Tuskeegee) is the kit, to which was added Eagle Strike Checkertail Clan decals.
I was watching "Checkertails Parts 1 & 2- a Documentary by Neil "Mysticpuma" Pugh, on YouTube. It was a very well done, 4 hour[...]
This is the 2nd 1/32 P-51 I have done, first was the Hasegawa kit, which I did as the famous “Millie G” of the 55th Fighter Group. I was not entirely happy with the result, and probably will not post it on iModeler.
I had read the Dragon kit ha[...]
This is a Monogram 1/48 P-51 that I built in 1976. This is just one of many Monogram Mustangs that I have built over the years. All things considered the Monogram kit is still one of the best for overall outline and quality and was superior for [...]
This is an old Airfix kit that I put together some years ago and tested some weathering techniques on it. The kit and its detail is not so good, but I was happy with the result of the weathering and the worn look of it.
I gave it a base coat of [...]
This isn't one of my best efforts to date. I fount that this kit id surely meant to be displayed guts showing. I had nothing but fit issues through out the entire build. I think the next Mustang I'll build will be the Tamiya. I can't really blam[...]
To illustrate my new liking for 1/32, here are the first pictures of my new project, the P-51 D-5-NA "Cripes A Mighty 3".
The kit is the wonderful Tamiya 1/32 and I did some shopping (something I did not until now because I cont[...]