1/48 Tamiya P-51D

Gallery Article by Gary Wiley (wiley2770) on Nov 14 2014

 

      

I haven't built a Mustang since I was a kid and felt it was long past time. So here's my first attempt at a Tamiya P-51D. I was very impressed. Simple kit and the decals laid down perfectly. 

 

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I used Alclad Aluminum and Dark Aluminum for the plane and Pale Burnt Metal for the exhaust. I faded some MM Olive Drab and sprayed over the Alclad. 

Totally OOB except for handmade seat belts. Weathering was kept to a minimum with just some light panel wash and gunsmoke stain.

A very fun little build and now I have a Mustang on the shelf!

Gary Wiley

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Photos and text by Gary Wiley