by Randy Lutz
1/48 scale P-51D Mustang is available online from Squadron.com
Here are some images of my 1/48 Tamiya P-51D Mustang.
It is finished to represent a NORTH AMERICAN MUSTANG MK.IV of the
Experimental and Proving Establishment while based at Uplands Air Base in
Ottawa, Ontario during June 1951.
There are two things about this subject that really appeal to me. The
first is the simplicity of the scheme and markings. One is not overwhelmed
by a preponderance of stripes and colours and the second thing was how
part of the fuselage had been highly polished where the original USAF
markings had been removed.
It is believed that this particular Mustang was the only RCAF Mustang
to sport the short lived red/blue tactical markings. It also has a black
interior instead of the more commonplace Interior Green.
In keeping with the majority of my models, I performed minimal
enhancements to the basic kit.
perforated cowl vent panels drilled out
antenna wire made from stretched sprue
all lift points and vent holes drilled out
exhaust pipes replaced with Ultracast parts
Ultracast seat added
AN/APS-13 tail warning radar added from fine
The airframe was painted with various shades of Alclad II.
All markings are from SMP 48-038.
photos of actual aircraft obtained from the
DND Photo Lab
Aero Detail No. 13 North American P-51D
Model art No. 401 North American P-51 Mustang
Squadron Walk Around No. 7 P-51D, by Squadron
P-51 Mustang, by Squadron Signal
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by Randy Lutz
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17 March, 2004
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