Tamiya 1/48 P-51B Mustang "Geronimo"

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    This is my 1/48 scale Tamiya P-51B of the 357th Fighter Group, piloted by Capt. John Pugh. She was nicknamed "Geronimo". Aftermarket upgrades used on this kit were resin seat by Ultracast, resin wheel well insert by Vector and decals by Super Scale. Eduard masks were used to help mask the windscreen and rear quarter windows.

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    The build thread can be found here...
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    More pictures of Geronimo...
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    Very impressive kit! Congratulations!
     
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    Just perfect!
     
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    Another nice one John.
     
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    Very nice John, love the weathering
     
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    Great work John!
     
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    Thanks guys! The only thing I'm wondering about are those lower wing stripes. They are such low contrast that I wonder if they were black instead of white, like the OD/Neutral gray aircraft. FWIW, the instructions supplied white decals for the underwing stripes.
     
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    #10 JKim, Aug 9, 2016
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    Oops! Hal was nice enough to point out that I had reversed the landing gear covers so that needs to be fixed. I also forgot to paint and mount the rear view mirror that mounts on top of the windscreen.

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    Beautiful work with paint, looks tremendous this Tang.
    Another beautiful model to your collection; congratulations John :thumbup:

    Luis Carlos
     
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    Very nicely done John.
    Regarding the wing stripes - the aircraft started off in NMF overall, with the OD added in preparation for the move to the Continent, so there's a good chance the underside stripes were still black.
     
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    i love it John
     
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    Thanks guys!

    I just went with the Super Scale recommendations for the white stripes but after it was done, I noticed how little contrast there was between the white stripe and the rest of the bottom. Would make sense that black would probably used on NMF bottoms while white would be used on Neutral Grey.
     
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    Top shelf stuff. It is a real looker. I hope they come out with a 32 one some time soon.
     
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    Thanks! It was a learning experience getting to a mostly NMF finish but I'm glad I chose a scheme with the OD on the upper surfaces. I'm not quite ready for an all-NMF build.
     
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