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Tamiya 1/48 P-51B- On Deck With Teeth Bared

I think I’ve decided that my next build after the Tempest will be a P-51B Mustang. I want to continue working on my natural metal finish skills. The Sabre Dog has been a good start, but I want to apply some of the lessons I’ve learned on that one to another airframe. And I had some decals sitting around that I think will look really cool.

For markings, I wanted to use AeroMaster’s 48-226 “9th/15th AF Mustangs Aces”, and specifically a cool shark mouth scheme called “Virginia”. It’s a very striking scheme, I think, and should look really cool.

The kit I’ll be using is Tamiya’s 1/48  Mustang III boxing of their P-51B kit. I’ve not built their P-51B, though I have built a few of the D models. It is one of the finest kits I’ve ever built. The fit is classic Tamiya- perfect. In fact, that was one of my reasons for choosing this kit. I want to work on my natural metal finishing skills- and not have to fight the kit to do that. So this one should be perfect.

I’m looking forward to this one!

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