While rummaging around in the attic a few months ago, I came across a small box tucked into the corner of a larger box filled with stuff from our old house back home. On it, in my dad's script, was written, "1st place model airplane, October 19[...]
I want to show my new model- P-51D in big scale from Tamiya kit.
Mostly I used Tamiya kit and from detail sets: HGW seatbelts, Eduard´s BigEd, Quickboost pylons and Brassin wheels. I make many details myself from lead wires and Evergree[...]
This is the Planes of Fame P-51A Mustang, in the markings of "Mrs. Virginia" of the 1st Air Commando Group; the original was flown by their legendary commander, Colonel Phil Cochran. Phil and the Air Commandos were immortalized in the comic str[...]
My favourite pony in my favourite scale from my current favourite short run company. About three days work. Primed with Mr Surfacer 1000 to spot flaws and work that still needs doing.
Every few years, Planes of Fame repaints "Spam Can" (the world's oldest continuously-licensed P-51D, since 1957) to represent a famous P-51. She is now in the markings of the 506th Fighter Group, one of the VLR Mustang groups operating over Jap[...]
Some Tamiya 1/48 P-51Ds,
Glenn Eagleston's "Eagle", 353rd FS, 354th "Pioneer Mustang" FG.
"Grim Reaper" - 356th FS, 354th FG (I would love to see some warbird owner do this on a flyer)
Bud Anderson's "Old Crow" from the 357th FG.
A semi fictitious P-51 out of the Hasegawa Mustang Mk.III 'RAF Combo' kit. Wanted to build Henry Brown's The Hun Hunter' Texas but couldn't find any after market decals so robbed these from an Aeromaster Debden Jugs Pt.III set. Lt Duane W. Beeso[...]
Ran across these shots of "Princess Elizabeth" at Chino back in 2010. This airplane was returned to The Fighter Collection this year and has been seen at the Duxford Flying Legends show.
This "P-51B" really isn't one. Originally, Pete Regina [...]
This is the A-36A owned by Tom Friedkin, after it was restored for flight by Fighter Rebuilders in 2010. The airplane is now painted like the A-36A from the 86th FBG with the mission marks all over the fuselage, one of the decal options in the [...]
Well this my second posting the Mustang III, done in natural finish.
The kit went together as any Tamiya kits do. The wings were a tight fit but hardly any filler used any where,. Had a bit if a nightmare with the colour scheme, I was originally[...]