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Latest one off the bench, Tamiya's classic P-51B Mustang with a good bit of work thrown at it.

 

1/48 Tamiya P-51B Mustang

Capt William J Shackleford
375 FS / 361 FG
Bottisham, England
August 1944


- Aires cockpit
- BarracudaCals cockpit placards
- Ultracast spinner, prop, exhaust, flaps, and wheels
- Squadron vac canopy
- Gun barrels replaced with Albion Alloys tubing
- Fuselage riveted
- Wing panel lines filled
- Custom paint masks for all major markings
- AMDG decals for "Queen Jean" script and playing cards

 

Anyways, on to the pics!

 

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I have no problem at all calling that a professional grade build. Love the cockpit!

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Wow! That looks amazing, I love the subtle shading, variations in paintwork and how all the different textures and details "pop" without it looking overdone. Cockpit deserves special mention, it looks so real.

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Beautiful looking Mustang, superb modelling !

 

Wulfman

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3 hours ago, BlueNosers352nd said:

Dang!  How do you make that nose piece work so well?  It's one of the downfalls of this kit IMO.

Do you mean the upper cowl piece? I did have to shim it with some plasticard but it was a quick fix

 

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The underside needed a shim as well

 

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On 6/23/2020 at 7:09 PM, Brewer said:

Do you mean the upper cowl piece? I did have to shim it with some plasticard but it was a quick fix

 

The underside needed a shim as well

Yes, the upper cowl piece.  It's one part I always struggle with.  Lose detail everytime I clean it up.  Looks like you handled it very well there!

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The oxidised and dulled aluminum effect is superb and ultra realistic. Fabulous P-51.

Gary

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Great job in all aspects. Well-built and very well painted throughout.

 

I like very much!!

 

Andrés S.

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Great looking Mustang there, really nice work

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Very special build, I love the slightly aged look to the aluminium especially.

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What @RichieW said...!  Also the scuffing on the floor of the cockpit from the pilot’s boot heels is a nice touch, too. 👍

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