Well, I’ve been talking about it all week, so I thought that you would like to see some teasers of my rendition of the MENG P-51D Mustang. I have to say that I’ve really enjoyed this kit and love the way that the model looks now that it’s complete. Many years ago – or so it seems! – I built the Tamiya kit, but that model is now long-gone, so it’s great to have a replacement for my collection.
As mentioned in an earlier blog entry, the colour scheme wasn’t my first choice, but now that the model is in front of me, I have to say how much I like the markings that found their way on to the model and I think that they really suit the lines of the aircraft. Let’s just call this – in the voice of the late Bob Ross – a happy accident.
There are still a few things to do on this model. I may given the finish another round of weathering and blend some of the smaller details into place a little more and the tyres need to be flattened a little, but as it stands, it’s close to being ready for its starring role in the April edition of Model Airplane International magazine.
So, a very nice kit and a fun project – I hope that you like it!
My thanks go out to Andrew Hills from Antic’s Model Shop chain who kindly supplied the kit that I used here. Cheers Andrew!