Friday 6 May 2022

Airfix new-tool 1:48 P-51 Mustang build review - completed

Released in 2017, this is the 'new-tool' P-51 from Airfix. I was very impressed with the detail especially in the cockpit, and the choice of options. Drilling out the ends of the bazooka tubes improves the look a little. Painted with aluminium car paint as 'Little Indian', a 2nd Air Commando Group machine in late 1945. The decal sheet was huge, 80 + stencils, a few too many for me!

 A 'walkaround' of the RAF Museum's P-51 which I photographed on a recent trip up to London - slightly strange to see a P-51 in a museum...