**** DONE: P-51D "Millie G" Lt. Col. E. B. Giller 343rd FS - Aircraft of the Aces GB

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  1. T Bolt

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    #1 T Bolt, Sep 1, 2011
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    P-51D "Millie G" Lt. Col. Edward B. Giller 343rd FS 55th FG -Aircraft of the Aces Group Build

    User name: T Bolt
    Name: Glenn
    Category: 2, Intermediate
    Kit: Tamiya P-51D
    Scale: 1/48th.
    Accessories: Aero Master decals, True Details resin wheels.

    This is my first entry for the Aircraft of the Aces Group Build.

    Lt. Col. Edward B. Giller flew 115 missions with the 55th fighter group between February 1943 and June 1945, flying in 5 different aircraft, all named "Millie G" and coded CY-G . One P-38J and four P-51Ds. This model will depict his first Mustang, 44-14985. Giller was credited with a total of nine kills, three air and six ground.
    After the war Giller remained in the Air Force and retired to San Antonio, TX

    cy-g2.jpg CY-G%20The%20Millie%20G%20P-51D%2044-14985.jpg CY-G%202.jpg CY-G%203.jpg Giller%20Edward%20B%20Maj%20Photo%203.jpg LtCol. Edward B.jpg ScannedImage-04.jpg
     
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    Looking forward to this Glenn. The kits a good one and should go together quickly, unless, like me, you get bogged down in detail!
     
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    The next nice choice. :thumbright:
     
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    Classic! Great choice Glenn, this will be one good looking bird.

    Cheers

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    looks great Glenn
     
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    Ok then....neat choice glenn
     
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    Nice one! Looking forward to this.
     
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    Nice choice Glen
    I'll be interested in your technique for painting the spinner, drove me nuts on the B I did :mad:

    Mike
     
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    I bought this kit about 15 years ago, but I have somehow always had something else to build, so now I am really looking forward to it.

    The decal sheet has the yellow checks which you are suppose to put over green paint. (Looks like another trip to the hobby shop. :rolleyes: )
     
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    I have seen that aircraft in lots of pics, will be interesting seeing her built up.
     
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    WOW!! How cool is that! While researching, I found his name in the newsletter of an Air Force retirement community in Texas. It was dated 2010, so hopefully he's still with us.
     
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    and sad it is too. remember Gents that most of the WW 2 vets are getting into their high 80's now 90's in age. My Father in law a veteran of the US navy will be 91 soon enough.
     
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    Nice choice Glenn,
    Really cool paint scheme
     
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    #15 T Bolt, Sep 2, 2011
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    Here's the pictures of the model, decals, and resin parts. Surface detail looks excellent. I plan to build it "out of the box" except for the resin wheels and decals.

    P9015549.JPG P9015550.JPG P9015552.JPG P9015553.JPG ScannedImage-03.jpg ScannedImage-11.jpg P9015554.JPG
     
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    have fun here as well :

    www.55th.org

    go to 343rd squadron and scroll down to Ed's profile some other pics of his Stang
     
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    Looking forward to this Glenn. I saw this kit over the weekend at the hobbyshop so it's still available. I went and got some decal material for the A-20.
     
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    Glenn you gonna use the decal strips and checkers or paint them?
     
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    Nice choice Glenn. Never built the Tamiya kit myself so it should be interesting to watch.
     
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