1/48 Tamiya P-51B Mustang

Gallery Article by Tolga ULGUR on Mar 16 2011


This is 1/48 Tamiya P-51B Mustang finished with the markings of “Berlin Express” (43-24823) which was flown by Lt. William B. Overstreet of 363rd FS (357 FG) 

The construction started  with the painting of cockpit components to US interior green .

Cockpit floor has corrected by adding a plastic plate painted to wooden color.

The cockpit is modified by: 

  • Eduard PE instrument panel
  • Ultracast P-51 B/C resin seat
  • Quickboost gunsight  

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The painting was done with Gunze Sangyo acrylics. Camouflage scheme is Olive drab over Neutral gray.  

The additional replacement parts are ; 

  • Ultracast  P-51 B/C exhausts
  • Ultracast  P-51 Mustang Hamilton Standard Cuffed 4-Blade Propeller & Spinner.
  • Ultracast  P-51 wheels diamond tread
  • Ultracast  P-51 corrected flaps

Sliding canopy piece replaced  by Squadron Malcolm Hood vacuform canopy 

The decals are from Superscale 48-1064 set. 

Happy Modelling

Greetings from Istanbul – TURKEY


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Photos and text © by Tolga ULGUR