Bill Halliwell G'day Alexander, I've just got a similar kit. It includes parts for the P-51 K model which the RAAF flew in Italy, late in WW2. I've also just located the appropriate RAAF decals so we're including it in our RAAF 100th birthday multiple build. I've always liked the look of the P-51. They were originally ordered by the RAF and after they performed so well with the RR Merlin engine, the USAAF took them up too, eventually installing a US engine that gave them a similar performance improvement, or so I've read. All the best with the build if you decide to do it. Cheers, Bill (raafbloke)
20. October, 06:05
Alexander Ashley-Carrington Thanks for your comments Bill, much appreciated. I've made a start but plan to just use the kits interior as these are mainly to look at the marking schemes ????
Roger Trewenack Hi Ashley, I see you've marked this as "started" - just received mine today, so I was wondering how your were faring with yours?
13. June, 03:07
Alexander Ashley-Carrington Hi Roger, the only real seam trouble I've had with this kit is the raised detail on the underside, I checked everything carefully and don't think this was me. From what I've read with other builds, this seems to be common.
To 'fix' it, I just sanded off all the raised detail under the cockpit, filled the gap and created a plasticard equivalent of what Eduard did for this area.