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Tamiya 1:48 P-51K Mustang

This is the tenth build in my Mustang series. This build represents Donna-mite, a P-51K flown by Lt. Leroy Pletz of the 353rd Fighter Group. The aircraft carried the code SX-M(bar) and was serial number 44-11624.

The Build

Prototype:
Model: P-51K
Serial number: 44-11624
Nickname: Donna Mite
Pilot: Leroy O. Pletz

Kit: Tamiya 1:48 P-51D Mustang

In addition to the kit, I also plan to use the following aftermarket parts:

  • True Details 48453 P-51D Cockpit set
  • UltraCast 48009 P-51D Mustang Detailed Exhausts
  • UltraCast 48139 P-51 Mustang Corrected & Detailed Flaps
  • UltraCast 48138 P-51 Mustang Aeroproducts 4-Blade Propeller and Spinner
  • UltraCast 48132 Mustang Wheels, Diamond Tread
  • Scale Aircraft Conversions 48142 Mustang landing gear
  • Master Models AM-48-139 P-51D Mustang Armament and Gunsight Detail Set

(1) I’m just about ready to close up the fuselage. All of the interior bits are installed or ready to be installed. The True Details sidewalls have been painted and weathered with a wash of black oil paint.

(2) I added a little extra detail to the True Details cockpit floor. Probably the biggest was an instrument panel from an A.M.U.R. Reaver detail set.

(3) I really love the True Details seat.

(4) The fuselage has been closed up and clamped. Time to walk away and let the cement set up.

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