Thursday, April 29, 2010

P 51 D Mustang

Here are some images of Airfix's 1/24 scale P 51 D Mustang. Until Trumpeter came out with their P 51 D this was the only 1/24 P 51 in town. Two things about this model, the first thing which seems to be a recurring theme with most Airfix 1/24 scale aircraft is an incredible lack of detail in the wheel wells. I can see having to sacrifice some detail to make retractable landing gear but at least scribe some lines. How could they put detailing in the rest of the aircraft and ignore the wheel wells? So one may wish to do a bit of scratch building in this area. The second is an assembly problem, the wing roots do not line up properly with the fuselage so as a result some shoe horning and filling is going to be required. However in the end it makes for a nice looking model.

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