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  1. Catch22

    Catch22 Well-Known Member

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    Name: Cory
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    Kit: Tamiya P-51D
    Scale: 1/48
    Accessories: Quickboost Props, Leading Edge Decals

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    Gonna get two for the price of one. Cool
     
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    P-51D-25-NA RCAF Serial 9564, USAF Serial 44-72902

    I don't know its history with the USAAF, but it was received by MacDonald Bros. Aviation for storage, then in April 1951 to NWAC Station Winnipeg, where it eventually became part 402 Squadron RCAF "City of Winnipeg". It eventually became a racer.

    Photos: North American P-51D Mustang Aircraft Pictures | Airliners.net

    I don't have a colour photo of my particular aircraft, but it will look roughly like this.

    402Mustang6.jpg

    Here is an additional photo of the aircraft:

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    This will be interesting as I will be attempting to use Alclad again. At least it's overpainted in an aluminum lacquer, so it may make like easier.
     
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    Thanks guys!
     
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    Nice one Cory. Rocket attachments included in the kit?


    Geo
     
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    Looking forward to this one.
     
  8. Catch22

    Catch22 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks gents. Yes Geo, I bought the F-51D boxing specifically for them, though they're molded to either the rockets themselves or some sort of rails, I don't recall off the top of my head.
     
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    I found a photo that shows a line up of 402Sqn aircraft, all but one has five attachment point per wing and no weapons pylons. Haven't found a photo of your aircraft yet though probably pretty slim.


    Geo
     
  10. Catch22

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    Yeah, it seems pretty iffy that another will be found, but I can definitely see the rocket stubs in the couple photos of the actual aircraft I do have.
     
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    If you've never built the Tamiys P-51D your in for a very pleaent suprise. I've built one before its a wonderful kit practly falling together. I remember test fitting it, peicing it together and having gotton the entire structure and interior together with out even a piece of tape to hold it together.
     
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    I haven't built this one yet actually, so I'm glad to hear it's so good!
     
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    Cory, I'm doing the Tamiya P-51 for GB29, it simply falls together. It is a typical Tamiya late production kit, beautiful. If you get the Eduard set it really does help the cockpit. Take a look at my build.
     
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    Nice choice!
     
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    Good one Cory!
     
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    Great choice! I love the Canadian roundels.
     
  17. Catch22

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    Thanks guys, and I'll take a look Don.

    I kind of miss the old silver leaf roundel John (not that I was alive when it was in use mind you).
     
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    Another good choice Cory.
     
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    Found this pic of 9563, one serial before yours.

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    Thanks Terry!

    That's great Andy, though that photo really makes the aerial through the canopy clear. Doesn't look fun.
     
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