North American P-51 D Mustang. "Blondie", as flown by Lt Marvin Arthur,334th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group.
One of Tamiya's finer kits, I think.
OOB with Eduard seat harness.
Finished with Testor's buffable Metallizer "Aluminum Plate".
Tamiya P-51D straight from the box except the Aeromaster Decals. This one depicts "Katydid",Piloted by Lt. Col. Elwyn Righetti, 338thFS and CO of 55th FG. Col Righetti was shot down and survived the crash but was killed by civillians. The Tamiya[...]
Here are some photos I took today at the Pacific Coast Dream Machines show in Half Moon Bay, California. This is a great event for the local community as Proceeds benefit the Coastside Adult Day Health Center. I live right down the road from th[...]
hasegawa 1/48...eagle strike 48092...
Stolen in early 1944 by an escaped Romanian officer from an Allied forward base in Italy-on a dark and stormy night. Flown at wave top level across the Adriatic to a hidden location in the area of Transylvania, where it was re-marked and modifie[...]
These kits were straight out of the box except the decals, they are from Warbird Decals. The P-51C is from the 302nd FS, 332nd FG Tuskegee Airmen "INA The Macon Belle" Pilot 1st Lt. Lee "Buddy" Archer and the P-51D is from the 100th FS, 332nd FG[...]
The Mustang did not gain it's immortal fame until this American airframe was married with the British Merlin engine. Providing long-range escort to B-17s and B-24s, the Mustang carried the air war to the heart of Germany. By war's end, P-51s h[...]
Tamiya s new P-51D has got his decals. You can see all construction images from "Work in Progress-Aircraft" section.
I used the Tamiya P-51D mustang kit in 1/48 scale for this one. This started out to be a pain in the you know where build. I started out with Loon Models no cut conversion. It is 2 complete fuselage halves made out of resin and a separate rudder[...]
as mentioned in my P-47 article here is the P-51D with same name..This one was kind of unusual. It has 2 VHF antanaes on the top behind the canopy and one on the bottom just forward of the main gear. I also saw a color profile of this aircraft i[...]