1/32 Hobbycraft P-51 Mustang MK.1A

Gallery Article by Tolga Ülgür on Nov 2 2017



P-51 Mustang Mk.1A RAF

Here is 1/32 Hobbycraft P-51 Mustang 1A finished with the RAF markings ( May 1944 ).  Hobbycraft's kit is a scaled up version of 1/48 Accurate Miniatures Mustangs. So the same problems are also present here like pointy shape spinner, wrong wheel wells sidewalls. I left them as they are for this project.

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I have decided to modify cockpit by Vector set. It's excellent with great fitting into the fuselage. Great details too.  British harness are from Eduard set.  Underwing recognition lights are deleted. RAF Allison Mustangs did not have these.

Other modifications are:

  • Barracudacast P-51 wheels.

  • Mastercasters P-39 fishtail exhausts

  • Resicast lens for landing lights

  • Rear view mirror and antenna mast are from my spare box. 

I have used Gunze and Tamiya acrylics for RAF camouflage painting.

Happy Modelling

Tolga Ülgür

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Photos and text © by Tolga Ülgür