P-51D Mustang Big Beautiful Doll (Airfix 1/72)

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  1. ArmouredSprue

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    Hi all

    Here is my latest model finished

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    The model represents the plane flown by Lt. Col. John D. Landers, 78 FG, 84 FS, the P-51D named Big Beautiful Doll.

    Airfix kit with Eagle Cal decals.

    Entirely airbrushed with Tamiya acrylics.

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    For the WIP of this project follow this LINK
     
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    Very nice, A.S.




    Geo
     
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    Good one. Decals must have been a challenge.
     
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  4. ArmouredSprue

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    easier than I expected. These Eagle Cal decals are just great!
     
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    That's a Nice looking crate! :thumbright:
     
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    I really like the metallic tone and weathering A.S. :headbang:
    It is a beautiful work and does not seem 1/72 !! Looks great.

    Bien hecho!!, Felicidades!! :thumbup:

    Luis Carlos
     
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    With all above. Well done. :thumbright:
     
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    Very nice! :thumbright:
     
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    Amazing finish
    So many visual details on so small plane......GREAT
     
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  10. ArmouredSprue

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    Thanks all for your kind words.

    I had fun building this model and I'm addicted to Airfix new tooling range....

    Até breve!
     
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    Lovely work!
     
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    Thank you Sir!
     
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    Very nice indeed !
    One small point, there wasn't an antenna wire - VHF radio was used, the antenna being a carbon rod within the mast.
     
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    Yes you're right!

    Just learned that info today! None of the 8th AF P-51D at that time had the antenna wire. But they look cooler this way right? :oops:
     
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    I like the amount of detail for such a small plane. Very nice. :)
     
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    Thanks mate
     
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    Through hundreds of P-51D various paintings, this one is really good looking.
    Decal placement must been a challenge.
    Filled wing panel lines accordingly to original. Great job!.
     
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    Thanks for your kind words mate
     
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    Excellent work AS!
     
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    Cheers mate
     
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