So Much For Willpower

I pre-ordered Tamiya’s new 1/32 P-51D Mustang this afternoon. I told myself I wouldn’t. But then I started seeing the sprue shots, reading initial impressions. I got to actually handle some of the test sprues in person at King’s Hobby. And then I started building Tamiya’s epic Spitfire Mk.VIII. This pony is supposed to hit…

How To: Replace the Gun Tubes on Tamiya’s P-51D Mustang

Tamiya’s 1/48 P-51D Mustang is generally heralded as one of the best-engineered plastic injection kits in existence. It is the epitome of a “shake-n-bake” kit, with phenomenal fit and generally exceptional detail. However, it does have some areas of disappointment. One of these is its representation of the P-51’s .50 caliber gun tubes. While they…

Not All Photo-Etch is Created Equal

Case in point. Eduard’s PE instrument panel for the 1/48 Tamiya P-51… …and Eduard’s PE instrument panel for the 1/32 Tamiya Spitfire…

Build Update – Tamiya P-51D Mustang

Have you ever had a build just start off on the wrong foot and kind of start dragging downhill? I feel like that’s what’s been happening with my P-51 build. Things actually started off great. After trimming, cleaning and priming the various cockpit bits, I decided to give Lifecolor another try. Back when I was…

On the Bench: 1/48 Tamiya P-51D Mustang

I know, I know. Tamiya’s big Spit was supposed to be up next. But I just can’t do it. Not right after the Pup. I need something simpler, and Tamiya’s excellent P-51 seems like the perfect choice. Stay tuned.  

Wait, Tamiya’s Doing a 1/32 P-51D Mustang?

Tamiya is releasing a 1/32 scale P-51D Mustang (kit #60322) this July! UPDATE: I now have a copy of Tamiya’s masterful 1/32 P-51 in my stash. Check HERE for some initial thoughts, and check back for forthcoming build reports. I still have Tamiya’s big Spitfire VIII to finish up, but the Mustang’s in the on…