Tamiya 1/48 P-51B- Getting The Interior Together

The interior is finished on Tamiya’s P-51B. I did use an Ultracast seat, as I think the look of cast resin belts is nicer than than photoetch. The cockpit is detailed enough for an open cockpit build, but not so fiddly as to slow things down. Tamiya are experts at that- the perfect balance of great detail without cluttering things up for the average builder.

Normally I don’t use the IP decals, but the instrument faces had no real cast detail to drybrush, and I didn’t feel like trying to replicate it all with paint. So the decal it is!

 

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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