Here’s my interpretation of Don Gentile’s P-51 “Shangri-La” using the Tamiya 1/48 kit. It’s another build from some years ago to add to my iModeler archive. I used the Aires cockpit set for this one.
Had more than I thought. 1/48 Monogram P-51B with a hand painted “Tommy’s Dad”. 1/48 Otaki P-51D decals by MSAP 1/48 Hasegawa P-38 decals by Aeromaster 1/48 Otaki Ki-61 decals by Superscale 1/72 A6M3 wing tips from a 1/72 Monogram P-51b 1/48 T[...]
Built in 2018. Tamiya Mustang Mk.III kit, main markings are from Kits World Decals, the rest from Aeromaster and the kit. Vallejo Metal Color Aluminium for the NMF, Gunze and Tamiya acrylics for the rest, brass wire for the whip antenna. To get [...]
With well known aircraft types, the model building enthusiast may be inclined to quickly think "not again..." and then quickly turn away interest. The thought, however, that every single aircraft was connected with individual fates could at leas[...]
I built these two 1/72 P-51Bs to compare the Academy and Revell kits. I enjoyed both builds, although the Academy kit – finished as 'Scarlet Kate' – was perhaps the easiest of the two in terms of fit and ease of construction. I also liked the s[...]
Recently, I have decided to once again tackle a rather problem-free construction. Having Airfix's 1:24 P-51 on my workbench and two 1:32 Mustangs from Revell and Trumpeter, I chose the Tamiya kit. A few etched parts from Eduard freshened up the [...]
Here's my favorite Monogram kit of all time, the 1/48 P-51B. Over the years I must have built at least six of these (with another 5 in the stash). It is the original mold kit, not the Pro-Modeler re do that came later. It was built pretty much[...]