It is currently February 20th, 2018, 8:34 am

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
New Airfix 1/48 P-51D Mustang
Author Message
 Post subject: New Airfix 1/48 P-51D Mustang
PostPosted: January 7th, 2018, 6:03 pm 
Offline
Still crazy after all these years
User avatar

Joined: April 5th, 2011, 3:42 pm
Posts: 8601
Location: Marquette, MI: On the north coast of the U.S.
I recently obtained the new Airfix P-51D Mustang at my LMS. One might ask if a new Mustang is needed in this day in age. I mean with the Tamigawa's out there of high quality you need to ask yourself why. Will, like the Spitfire, you can never have to many Mustangs. And to me, if you glance at the lower right hand corner of the box you see the price of $26.99 USD. About half of the cost of the Eastern editions. Plus 10% off for being a club member and it makes perfect sense.



The Boxart:


Image


The innards: And you will see a full box of parts.


Image

Individual sprue shots: You will see lots of goodies and extra parts for the different versions. One niggle I have is that there are two separate vertical stabilizers. They only differ in a small panel almost in alignment for the IFF antennas (maybe). My choice would have been a unit without the fillet so an earlier version could be made. Like I say, just a niggle.

You will see that there is quite compliment of underwing stores. 75 and 100 gallon drop tanks, 500lb bombs and bazooka rocket tubes. Seems to cover all the bases.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Clear parts: Two windscreens, and three sliding portions. I will need to look closer but one may have a slightly different profile for the "Dallas" built issue.

Decals: Nice choice. Not normally seen with model kits of the Mustang.

Image

But my choice will be a Red-Nosed Debden Eagle. Most likely Red Dog XII. Late war version replacement birds with no invasion stripes added.

Image

So there it is and I will dig in on the workbench thread.

_________________
Jeff Selesky

Besting 50 years of mediocre assemblage of average kits in the stand off scale


Top
 Profile   
 
New Airfix 1/48 P-51D Mustang
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: New Airfix 1/48 P-51D Mustang
PostPosted: January 7th, 2018, 6:22 pm 
Offline
Too Cheerful To Be A JMN
User avatar

Joined: April 11th, 2011, 1:54 pm
Posts: 1722
Looks great... the pricing over there is interesting, though: Hannants has three boxings of the Tamiya equivalent for a a quid LESS than the Airfix kit, which makes the choice less obvious...

best,
M.


Top
 Profile   
 
New Airfix 1/48 P-51D Mustang
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: New Airfix 1/48 P-51D Mustang
PostPosted: January 8th, 2018, 1:21 am 
Offline
Modelling Gent and Scholar

Joined: May 1st, 2012, 6:25 am
Posts: 4443
I see Airfix have included the nose intake panels for an RAF Mk.IV but not the required propellor. They've included just the shrouded type.
I suppose the bazooka tubes frame would be left out and the necessary prop included to replace that frame in an RAF Mk.IV issue of the kit

_________________
Al speling misteaks aer all mi own werk..
Its not just how good your painting is, its how good the touch-ups are too.


Top
 Profile   
 
New Airfix 1/48 P-51D Mustang
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: New Airfix 1/48 P-51D Mustang
PostPosted: January 8th, 2018, 1:34 am 
Offline
Still crazy after all these years
User avatar

Joined: April 5th, 2011, 3:42 pm
Posts: 8601
Location: Marquette, MI: On the north coast of the U.S.
I believe you are right Fred. Cuffed and un-cuffed would be nice. Lots of options but a few left half done. But a few more re-pops will show up I am sure.

_________________
Jeff Selesky

Besting 50 years of mediocre assemblage of average kits in the stand off scale


Top
 Profile   
 
New Airfix 1/48 P-51D Mustang
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: New Airfix 1/48 P-51D Mustang
PostPosted: January 9th, 2018, 11:12 am 
Offline
Modelling Gent and Scholar

Joined: May 1st, 2012, 6:25 am
Posts: 4443
In todays announcement by Airfix; An RAF Mk.IV - Dooleybird, oh, and an F-51 version

_________________
Al speling misteaks aer all mi own werk..
Its not just how good your painting is, its how good the touch-ups are too.


Top
 Profile   
 
New Airfix 1/48 P-51D Mustang
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: New Airfix 1/48 P-51D Mustang
PostPosted: January 13th, 2018, 8:23 pm 
Offline
Established 1949
User avatar

Joined: May 3rd, 2011, 8:05 pm
Posts: 1801
Location: Darlington. Home of the Railways
fredk wrote:
In todays announcement by Airfix; An RAF Mk.IV - Dooleybird, oh, and an F-51 version


This should include the correct prop. Not all kits with RAF versions included, had the non-cuffed blades.

_________________
So many models, so little time.


Top
 Profile   
 
New Airfix 1/48 P-51D Mustang
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: New Airfix 1/48 P-51D Mustang
PostPosted: January 13th, 2018, 9:16 pm 
Offline
Modelling Gent and Scholar
User avatar

Joined: July 31st, 2013, 11:04 am
Posts: 8835
Location: Milton Keynes
Cheers for the review Jeff; I have this in the stash now and am looking forward to getting it onto the bench sooner than later!

_________________
Best wishes

Jim

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so"


Top
 Profile  WWW  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Macinscott 3 style by HighDefGeek