Tag Archives: USAAF

Having built Tamiya’s 1/32 P-51D back in 2012 or so I was pleased to find it every bit as nice as I remembered.  This is a fantastic kit, but check the box schemes before building.

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A modern 1/32 P-51 tooling for 30% the price of Tamiya’s kit.  Where were corners cut?  Everywhere.

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Tamiya’s P-38 is what you might expect from one of their 1/48 kits: clever engineering to make a simple, straightforward build that fits almost perfectly.

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Eduard’s 1/48 P-51D has had a lot of hype.  It’s a good kit: but it’s “Eduard good,” not “Tamiya good.”  Here’s why that matters.

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I just received my copy of Eduard’s new 1/48 P-51D, via Topnotch masks where Sean kindly included insignia masks in a selection of sizes.  As might be expected from a new-tool kit of a popular plane in a very accessible scale, it’s been attracting attention.  These are my first thoughts on the kit.

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5/5