Tamiya 1/32 P-51D Mustang - Old Crow

By Peter Willstein

This has been a joy to build and exceeded all my expectation. There are still a few bits I still need to do but I'll catch up with them in a week or so (ammo bay door braces and painting the canopy rails). I've learned a lot about working with Alclad and have made friends with Alclad/NMF's, which for the longest of times, I avoided like the plague. The leading edge gear cover plates are only test fitted in place, to make sure I have access to the gear if need be. Once I'm sure the gear is A-OK, I'll glue them in place.

I'll call the vignette: Little Friends, as the figure is really a bomber pilot, just looking over one the 'Little Friends' – bomber escort.

I decided to keep Old Crow shiny and clean, as there is just a touch of exhaust stains on the machine guns and cartridge ejection chutes.

© Peter Willstein 2014

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This article was published on Tuesday, January 07 2014; Last modified on Wednesday, February 24 2016