**** DONE: 1/48 P-51B "Lambie II" - Allied Manufactured Aircraft

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  1. Crimea_River

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    #1 Crimea_River, Feb 6, 2015
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    Username: Crimea River
    First name: Andy
    Category: Judge – Non competing
    Scale: 1/48
    Manufacturer: Tamiya
    Model Type: P-51B
    Aftermarket addons: Aeromaster Decals, PE Cockpit Detail Set, possibly resin wheels.

    Subject will be P-51B-10 flown by Lt. Col. John C. Meyer of 487th FS in 1944

    Lambie II.jpg
     
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    I will be building this one in parallel with "Wild Will" since much of the painting will be the same. Here are the few pics I found of this aircraft. More welcome.

    ho-m.jpg Lambie John C Meyer.jpg
     
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    I imagine you have all the innards references you need so I'll see if I can find another shot.

    Geo
     
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    Nice choice Andy.
     
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    Good one Andy. I'll have a look through my refs to see if I have anything - I know I have some colour shots, and B&W of other aircraft from the Group, but not sure about this one.
     
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    Thanks guys. Geo, yes, I have plenty of detail references, thanks. I've been humming and hawing about this one for a few days as I was also considering doing this one:

    scan0010_zpse13fd8ab.jpg

    What pulled me back was the excessive wear on the blue nose, especially the spinner. A interesting feature but something inside me didn't want to go down that path for this build. I also wasn't so sure I wanted to do a full D-Day stripe scheme. I may yet change my mind.....
     
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    As befits my Scottish heritage, that would be a nice one.

    Geo
     
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    I've got a few profiles and picks of this Group and others, if you want to choose another bird Andy.
     
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    Thanks guys. Terry, it was down to those two. I have decals for 3 Bodney Mustangs and my choice narrowed down to these two.
     
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    Ah, OK. I'll see what I can find then. Alternatively, I still have the decals from the Tamiya kit, for a Fowlmere-based aircraft, with the red and white check nose band, if that would be of interest ?
     
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    Those would be "Bonnie Bea" I assume, which I also have along with Gentille's ubiquitous Shangri La. Considered that but thought the decals might be on the thick side as is typical of Tamiya. Thanks anyway.
     
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    #14 ozhawk40, Feb 7, 2015
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    Another great choice Andy

    352nd Facebook images has this earlier shot.
     

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    No problem Andy - I haven't had a chance to look for further pics yet.
     
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    Thanks for looking guys and thanks for posting that early pic Peter.
     
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    Cool Choice....
     
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    With Wayne - nice one Andy!
     
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    Thanks Wayne, Evan. Made a small start by attaching the wing halves. Judging by a quick dry fit, this kit is going to fall together nicely so it should be a quick build, for me at least. Other than the cockpit, I won't do much detailing work, other than brake lines.
     
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