First name: Dave
Model Type: NA P-51B Mustang
Aftermarket addons: None planned
OK my first kit since the winter as I have been away looking after my Dad . And my first group build. So be kind and stand ready to help!!
This is an utterly un original choice, straight from the box. I am sure both the pilot and craft will be very familiar to almost all of you so I wont bore you all with too much history. C. Gentile was certainly a character, sent home at the end of his tour following a crash whilst buzzing his own base !
As i live in Norfolk ( thats the real one in the uk as opposed to Virgina ) I am totally surrounded by former WWII airbases. The local airport was a Liberator base, as was Hethel, home of my first love, Lotus sports cars. The 336th FS was based about 40 miles away at RAF Debden. The 357th Yoxford Boys and 352nd " Blue Nosers of Bodney" were within a few miles .
The kit looks to be the usual Tamiya smooth job. I know the cockpit floor is incorrect, representing the earlier curved floor not the proper flat one, and I will try and get the undercarriage at the correct angle.
Other than that nothing flash attempted, I will just be pleased to do this lovely kit justice