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P-51K Mustang

by Michael Woodgate

 

P-51K Mustang
84 Squadron RAAF, Townsville Queensland, 1945

 images by Pieter Stroethoff

 


Tamiya's 1/48 scale F-51D is available online from Squadron.com

 

Description

 

Here is Tamiya's 1/48 scale F-51D built as an Australian P-51K.

I used the True Details cockpit and wheels.

I wanted to build my Mustang as true to the original as possible, meaning natural metal fuselage and painted aluminium wings. I filled all the panel lines on the wings with super glue and sanded them smooth, leaving only gun bays and small access hatches on the upper and lower wings, and fuel tanks on the lower wings.

The wings, undercarriage doors and rudder were painted with Floquil Bright Silver, a railroad paint. This gives a good simulation of painted aluminium. I used Alclad Highly Polished Aluminium for the fuselage.

I did not weather this model because all my reference photos show that the aircraft of this Squadron were kept in immaculate condition.

Decals are from Ventura.

 

 

Additional Images

 

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Model and Text Copyright 2001 by Michael Woodgate
Images Copyright 2001 by Pieter Stroethoff
Page Created 27 December, 2001
Last Updated 28 December, 2001

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