North American P-51D
scale P-51D Mustang
is available online from
This is Tamiy's 1/72 P-51D Mustang finished as a Tuskegee Airman
This particular aircraft represents one of three Mustangs flown by
I replaced most of the kit cockpit with a Cooper Details P-51 cockpit
set. This set was designed for the Hasegawa kit but with a little
finessing it will fit the Tamiya kit.
The exhaust stacks were hollowed out.
I used Cutting Edges CEC72024 flaps, elevators and rudder set. The
cuffs at the base of the propeller blades were corrected in shape. Also
I separated the sway braces away from the kit drop tanks and glued these
to the kit pylons. The navigation lights were replaced with Cutting Edge
colored navigation lights. Lastly I added hydraulic brake lines to the
landing gear legs and sanded the tires flat.
The decals are from Aeromaster and the paint is an Alclad finish.
My only complaints are the way Tamiya engineered the clear parts
where the glue seam is right next to the clear section of the canopy.
I also disagree with the color of "Little Freddie" on the Aeromaster
sheet. To me it would make more sense that the name was painted in red
or black and not orange as orange barely shows.
Plus we know that the Tuskegee group had lots of red paint readily
Overall this is a nice little Mustang model to build.
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