Tamiya's 1/48 scale
by Amauri R.Motta
Tamiya's 1/48 scale P-51D Mustang is available online from Squadron
They say that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. So, at least to my eyes, this is the perfect Mustang: early D-model (without the fin fillet), with a blue nose, full invasion stripes and lots of kill markings.
I saw this particular machine for the first time in an illustration on the cover of a Squadron Book (P-51 Mustang by Larry Davis). The opportunity to model this Mustang in 1/48th scale came with the decals offered by Golden Eagle Cals EC#100 – The P-51 Mustangs of Major George Preddy. This decal sheet includes the markings for Mustang s/n 413321.
For this project, the kit of choice was the Tamiya one. Little of the basic kit was changed:
The fin fillet had to go.
The propeller blades’ cuffs were trimmed
The step in the flaps was filled
The only item added was a set of colored seatbelts from Eduard.
The model was finished with nitrocellulose paints. Different tones of the basic aluminum paint were applied to selected panels. Weathering, a light one, was done by post-shading and oil wash in the panel lines.
That’s it. I hope you enjoy this one, as much as I do.
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2012 by Amauri R.Motta
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