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  1. Hi everyone! Inspired by @AliGauld's and @Dandie Dinmont's concurrent builds, and being a perpetual starter, I decided I'd have a go at one of my newly arrived Airfix P-51D Mustangs. I remember, aged nine or ten, building the 1974 issue in the boxtop scheme "Cripes a' Mighty" at my dearly-departed Grandmother's flat one school summer holiday over forty years ago, and being incredibly proud of masking the blue nose (3M automotive masking tape blagged from my Dad ). I've just found one of these same kits, which is allegedly "mint condition", which I'll add to my nascent n
  2. For your Inspection today Airfix's 1/48 P-51D in General Yeager's, then Captain, Glamorous Glen III livery. Extras Eduard P-51D P/E painted set and Seat belts. Clad in a mixture of Bare Metal foil and Alclad II Aluminum Repli-scale decals 48-5058 357th FG "The Yoxford Boys" Thanks for stopping by and checking out my little creation and as always all comments , suggestions, and critiques are always welcome. The WIP is located here:
  3. Hello all; Here's my take on Lou IV. I've detailed a lot of the thought and decision-making process in the WIP thread, which can be found here; In short though, I based my decision on using blue paint on three main arguments; Dana Bell's - @Dana Bell - review of the remaining original transparency showing what he reports as blue on Lou IV. I assume Dana can tell the difference between blue and green Michael Bowyer's contemporary notes of his observations that some 361st Mustangs had blue paint on them - this establishes that blue was use
  4. Hi all Started few month ago, finally I finished this kit last night The kit is beautifull and very well detailled espacially when you have exhaust pipe and wheels in resin parts I made an error when I painted the wheels bays. I inverted the colors but see my error too late. I have the royal class box and choose the "shark mouth" scheme I painted the shark mouth, roundels and letters for a best result. The weathering is light because I prefere a plane like this Other pics
  5. Hi all. 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 the colour achieved using lots of thin, layered greens and greys and everything in between. The exhausts, props and spinner are courtesy of Eduard. I need to source some long rang tanks as the kit ones are pretty crap. I'm really happy to have this one finished, dare I say my favourite for the year?!! Almost forgot, I painted the nose checker
  6. P-51D Mustang Canopy Set for Revell Kit. 1:32 AeroCraft Models There was little doubt that once the new Revell 1.32 P-51D is a great kit, however one of the areas that lets it down is the overly thick canopy. Ali has worked on this with a new resin canopy. This new canopy is very thin for a resin one, and this reviewer at first thought it was vac form. The canopy is thin and as distortion free as it can be while still keeping all the lines needed for masking. Indeed for masking internal support will be a must. The caopy shown here is as it comes and the clarity is
  7. Last November, I got to go on the trip of a lifetime: a trip to England with @Procopius and @Navy Bird, hosted by @CedB himself. Recent world events have only painted memories of that trip in an even more magical light. While at the Telford show, @rob85 gave me this: Rob replaced the sprues inside the Revell 'Cookie' box with Airfix, what a guy! I built this kit as my return to modelling after a much too long hiatus in the recently completed Mustang STGB, here. This past weekend, I found my light box and took some pics of my latest builds, including 'Cookie'.
  8. Ok, time to start up the builds and join the group build. Funny is that today I've found the last missing kit in my P-51D stach. I've got the Forces of Valor"s P-51D kit. Together with my Airfix, Tamiya and Hasegawa P-51D kits I have som nice choises to do. I also have some decal"s to choose. Hopefully I end up with one built kit before end date! Cheers / André
  9. Started a couple of weeks ago building my Favourite Xmas gift, Eduard Royal Class P-51D. Like you probably know this Edition always comes with 2 complete kits, and this one also spares to build a third if you have the wings and elevators available in your stash. So it’s also a dual build, the goal is to complete both a D-5 and a later D model (with fin) at the same time.
  10. Eye Catcher Mustangs I & II 48005, 72005 & 48006, 72006 1:48 & 1:72 TG Decals With all the new Mustang kits popping up hither and yon, TG Decals have created these new decal sheets for the modeller that likes to go far from the madding crowd when it comes to country and finishing options. With these sets you can build a number of schemes from Guatemala and the Dominican Republic from their heyday with the F-51D as it was labelled during the 50s and 60s. The Pursuit nomenclature became Fighter post WWII, and although we still call them P-51s, that was what th
  11. With only 18 days left, I'm pushing my luck here . But I'd really like to get an Airfix P-51D built. It looks lovely and there have already been some great builds on this STGB builds using it. So, opening shots... Nice Airfix box art; Simple sprues; Everything looks nice and crisp, good panel lines, nice detail and flaps which drop! I plan a few AM enhancements, and I'll need to make (or source) some unshrouded exhausts. Decals/Markings; These decals must have been in the spares box for 20+ years... The
  12. I need a bit of help with the depiction of the name on Bud Anderson's P-51D 'Old Crow'. Was the name - and the engine cowling - repainted when the plane was changed from camouflage finish to bare metal? These are the only photos I've found in books and the web; This has already been discussed on the P-51 Mustang STGB IV Chat page. But due to the problems with the only low-res photo of the camouflaged plane, no conclusion could be made. @gingerbob and @Toryu have been very helpful, and Michael provided me some useful background on the plane'
  13. Here we go - I have the green light to inflict the original tool Airfix P-51D 'Fool's Paradise IV' on this GB - sorry, chaps. Dependent on time, I may bring in newer tool kits as I go along. I've got the Red Stripe Bag 'boxing'... The kit comes in silver-grey plastic, only 30 parts. Raised detail outside but absolutely zero detail inside the cockpit area, other than two pins for the pilot to perch on. That said, the pilot has gone AWOL so I'll need to set up an 'office' that will tempt him back. All the gen on the 'North American P-
  14. OOB build. I decided to do almost no weathering and present her as a freshly cleaned aircraft. Lovely details, excellent fit, but the decals (not Cartograph in my case) are tricky to work with. Sorry, no pictures
  15. P-51D-10 & P-51D-15+LööK Panels 1:48 Eduard - For Eduard Kit LööK Sets Arriving the envelopes we normally see the PE in, each set of 3D panels is accompanied by a set pf PE seatbelts as well . P-51D-10 P-51D-15+ Review samples courtesy of
  16. P-51D-5 Mustang (82101) 1:48 Eduard ProfiPACK Kit The P-51D was developed by the North American Aviation company as a possible fighter for Great Britain, but due to the poor performance of the engine initially fitted it wasn’t all that good. Luckily they strapped a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine into the airframe and it brought out the best of its design, which included the energy efficient laminar flow wing that gave it the potential to escort Allied bombers all the way to Berlin with the addition of drop-tanks and a lean mixture when not in combat. It was flown in
  17. P-51D Gun Bays (648517) 1:48 Eduard for Eduard Kit This set contains 38 resin parts & PE to fit gun bays to the new Eduard kit. The set contains parts for the gun bays. As well as the bays there are the guns and ammo belts. Decals are provided for the loading instructions inside the doors. Some surgery to the kits wings is needed, through note a lot, mainly just removing the panels. This set should get good results and would suit some kind of loading diorama. Highly Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  18. P-51D Cockpit Set (648522) 1:48 Eduard Brassin - For Eduard Kit Cockpit Set Arriving in the now normal (more eco friendly?) black box is this new brassin set for the new Eduard P-51D. Inside are 28 resin parts, a coloured photo etched fret, a small film sheet, and a small decal sheet.The photo etch parts are for the multi part instrument panel, seatbelts, and the area to the rear of the cockpit under the canopy,as well as a few smaller parts. In resin we get a new cockpit floor with the instrument housing at the front, control column, pilots seat complete wi
  19. So after kick starting my modelling again with a little 1/72 Fw-190 I've decided to tackle one of the 1/48 scale planes in my stash. I'm using Tamiya's well regarded 1/48 scale P-51D kit. I'll be using some third party decals (From Lifelike Decals) to represent the particular aircraft in question (linked below to avoid any copyright issues) http://www.warbirdregistry.org/p51registry/images/p51-4463807-2.jpg So last year I built up a Spitfire Mk1 with a lot of effort put into scratch built detailing and I'm aiming to do the same here. The T
  20. Meng is to release a " cement-free assembly" 1/48th North American P-51D Mustang kit - ref. LS-006 As original as a new tool 1/48th Bf.109, Spifire or Fw.190 kit... Be more ambitious: think about a family of 1/48th N.A. F-82 Twin Mustang! Sources: http://www.meng-model.com/new.php?id=664 https://www.facebook.com/195290177250981/photos/a.200850930028239.42784.195290177250981/1093237537456236/?type=3&theater Eduard 1/48th Mustang family in project... http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234974169-148-north-american-p-51-mustang-family-
  21. Hi all - Here's my latest - Tamiya's P-51D in 1/48 - An enjoyable build although as ever, Tamiya's decals put up quite a fight. The kit is old but still top quality - it goes together very nicely - My one issue is the way the canopy is attached - with no framing where it meets the plastic. I added scratch built details to the wheel bays, used a Eduard PE cockpit interior with additional parts - also Eduard resin wheels. Painted in Alclad and Tamiya arylics - weathered with oils, enamel washes and pigments.
  22. Hi all, An appeal for your input, please: Does anyone out there know why these tanks were fitted "on their side" and, as they clearly were, what does the fixing and pipwork look like? On some images you can see a pipe vertically running slightly inboard and close to the LE of the pylon. Thanks a lot. Martin
  23. Andre B

    P-51D "Dappy VI"

    The old Hasegawa P-51D 1/72 kit has decals for an aircraft from 339 FW flewn by Col. William C. Clark and named Dappy VI. I can't find any information about this aircraft nor any pictures of it or the kit with mentioned decals. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/hasegawa-a16-mustang-p-51d-north-american--158278 Or did Hasegawa and Scalemates get it wrong about the name of the aircraft? Happy IV or... ? Someone who knews? Cheers / André
  24. Hello, The old Lindberg "Bomber Escort", an P-51D Mustang (probably the very first P-51D in1/72) was marked VF-L with serial number 317926. Was this an real aircraft or just an fictional marking made by Lindberg? It seems that Lindberg saw what was comming and didn't want to pay any royalties to Boeing by not naming their kit as an P-51D Mustang. https://www.oldmodelkits.com/index.php?detail=23976&page=1&manu=lindberg Picture's of the Lindberg "Bomber Escort" can be seen att IPMS Stockholm. https://www.ipmsstockholm.se/phpBB
  25. Another market tester, the cheap and cheerful Airfix 1/72 P-51D, which could be had for as little as £2.99 recently. The decals were from an ancient 15 year old Hasegawa kit and were headed for the bin until the miser in me kicked in, apart from needing a new bogus tail code due to some ill advised Daco Red all was well. Paint is Alclad and Mr Color as usual, along with my no hole magnetic stand. No aerial wires and pitot left off as this is a "to be posted" item but a personal one would have got some Uschi "rig that thing" fine that looks right in this scale. Only thing that needed effort wer
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