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Accurate Miniatures P-51B 1/48

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Hi all,


while searching a good way to fix the wheel well of my P-51D I found this kit in my stash and couldn´t resist to start a second P-51. Accurate Miniatures made a really nice P-51B. This kit is very well detailed and I will only add a Ture Details Seat cause of the seat belts. The exhaust are also weak and Ultracast will provide new. It´s great to have big stash ;-)








The Sidewalls are much better detailed than other offerings.


All parts needed for the cockpit and the spur wheel. The armor, protecting the pilot is missing in the kits cockpit, but I did not add it.


True Details Seat on the Accurate Miniatures rack


Added oilwashing and drybsushing. Old school but still with good result ;-)



Once again self mixed Revell Aqua Colors used. They are really great to handle.



Washing with brown Oils and drybrushing with middle grey Aqua Color


Love the great True Detail Seat.


Accurate Miniatures made a real nice instrument panell


The fuselage is closed and the fit is really good.


only some minor rework is needed to achieve a perfect result


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Looking good!

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Any ideas on what scheme you'll be doing ? I love an accurate miniatures kit, great progress so far.

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@ Blitz23

actually I ´m not sure what scheme I´ll do.... I´m thinking about Mr. Hofers  P-51...


I´m still building this "B"-Mustang. As you can see on the pictures I installed the wings and the elevators.

I wanted to reduce the amount of putty and it might be a good way to intall the upper wings first.




It was not possible to avoid all gaps at the wing root.



I just put the lower wings in place and they won´t fit without clamps





Wings in place and most of the gaps are filled and sanded.



The glue and staple on the flap have destroyed some details and rivets. 



I had to re-engrave and make some new rivets.



Still a lot of work to do.........


All the best 


Edited by Knaupel
added better prictures

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Hi all,


First off all, I wish you a happy new year 2017!

I started painting the pony. I decided to go with "Salem Representative". Life Like Decals offer a very nice set for Mr. Hofers P-51. Actually I ´ve used a mix of Life Like, Printscale and Academy Decals.



soure: American Airmuseum.com



The modell exclusevly painted with Revell Aqua Color. I have sealed the decals with layer of clear matt paint. This will hopefully give a good base for the oil color wheathering.



"Salem Representative" is a Printscale decal. I managed to get the wunderfull Life Like Decal destroyed 😥



 I followed the Life Like instructions but if I had to do to the paint job again I would do a full set of D-Day markings. You can see it clearly if you follow the link under the first picture.



The stencils are very nice and lendt from the Academy P-51B,  printed by Cartograph.





The two under wing bombs are also from the Academy Kit. Hofers missions were to protect the bombers and so I will not add them to the to my Cadillac.



The decal doesn´t really fit to the kit part. The white flanks on the tires are Life Like Decals.


I reworked the decal on the wheel well door with Revell Aqua colors


Please have a look into my blog and find out more about me and my friends:



Hopefully I can finish this build until 17!


All the best



Edited by Knaupel

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