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P-51B Mustang


Pegasus Hobbies, 1/48 scale

 

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Pegasus Hobbies EZ Snap P-51B Mustang

Scale:

1/48

Contents & Media

33 parts in grey and clear plastic; markings for one aircraft.

Price:

Around USD$10.00 available from hobby retailers worldwide

Review Type:

First Look

Advantages:

Simple parts breakdown for easy snap-fit construction; stickers or decals offered depending on experience and confidence; well molded parts

Disadvantages:

Some sink marks; basic detail; one-piece canopy

Conclusions:

Simple and fun to build in a minimum of time, and it looks like it is supposed to.

 

Reviewed by Bill Schwarz


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FirstLook

 

This is the latest of the EZ snap series from Larry Thompson over at Pegasus Hobbies.

It is very nice and it looks good when assembled.

This is a shot of the basic kit and the decals, and stickers,and the clear part.

There are a total of 33 pieces, and they do come together to form a great representation of this version of the Mustang. The stickers are for the beginners but the decals are of good quality and are very usable.

This version is "The Macon Belle", which of course belonged to one of the Tuskegee Airmen.

 

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The interior is basic but good. The canopy is clear and non distorted. The parts have a few very small sinkholes but are still very nice. It also snaps together very tight and very well. The exhausts look good and are separate as well.

The landing gear also looks good.

I myself am not an accuracy fiend, but it looks to me as it should. The lines are nicely scribed,and you can realistically have this kit assembled in only a few short hours before painting.

I will post mine on HyperScale when it is done.

Even as these kits are aimed at beginners or new people to the hobby DO NOT OVERLOOK THESE KIT'S! At a street price of 10 bucks you get a great looking model which costs a fraction of it's big name bretheren, and for a more advanced modele. It is a canvas for creativity!

In my opinion, Larry and Scott over at Pegasus have done the hobby a real favor by producing this line. It will be bringing new blood into our hobby as the models are simple and fun to build in a minimum of time, and it looks like it is supposed to. All modelers alike should enjoy these kits.

Each one is an improvement over the last which at this price is hard to believe. I have my club, NJIPMS, doing a group build of these kits which we will be displaying at the 09 IPMS Nats in Columbus this year and I have included a pic of my finished Me 262 with these pics to show you how nice they are.

 

 

The only modifications were all the markings were painted,the antennea, FOD covers and a blank behind the cockpit tub.

I also have a set of pics of the 262 shown here in "Plastic Pics". Look back a few weeks for more images.

Build one to get over AMS. Build one if you are a beginner or an intermediate builder looking for something easy, have fun with your kids's with one. Just build one, you will like them!

Happy Modelling


Text Copyright 2009 by Bill Schwarz
This Page Created on 11 February, 2009
Last updated 11 February, 2009

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