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 ┬áMustang 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!

By Jon Bius

Jon Bius is a scale modeler, building models in a variety of genres, including Gunpla, Maschinen Krieger, Star Wars and other scifi. Through his blog and video channel, Jon shares the tools and techniques he uses to produce results than anyone can achieve - and have fun doing so!

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