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Academy Minicraft NA P-51 Mustang
Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Joined: October 23, 2012
KitMaker: 189 posts
AeroScale: 142 posts
Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 04:30 AM UTC
An old friend of mine built this a while back, and I did some research for him, regardig where the aircraft served.

This is what I found, could be interesting to anyone who plan to build the kit:
P51-K-1-NT. 44-11447
529th FS, 311th FG, 14th AF
Shot down by AAA 5 mi S of Kiehsiu, China Jul 14, 1945. MACR 14759.
Pilot bailed out and evaded and returned.

P-51K was the designation for a Dallas-built P51-D, the only differens was that it was equipped with an 11 ft (3.4 m) diameter Aeroproducts propeller in place of the 11.2 ft (3.4 m) Hamilton Standard propeller.
Bayern, Germany
Joined: September 30, 2013
KitMaker: 1,615 posts
AeroScale: 51 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 01:52 PM UTC
I wouldn't bet on the glue to be honest but the decals were alright even after all these years.
Massachusetts, United States
Joined: October 23, 2011
KitMaker: 2,264 posts
AeroScale: 1,714 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 07:56 PM UTC
Always glad to see 1/144 kits reviewed.

just go one ebay and look for "minicraft p51" there are hundreds of them out there. dont pay more than a 5. that kit is at least 30 years old, you can still find the ancient Arii kits. Minicraft do privide nice decals.

DONT waste money on the Revell-mini P-51 kit.

or Do yourself a huge favor, and spend some money for the Sweet double P-51 kit and get a really beautiful model.
European Union
Joined: January 28, 2015
KitMaker: 2,098 posts
AeroScale: 19 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 05:36 PM UTC
Where can I get this in the UK? And is the included glue any good?
Staff MemberManaging Editor
Tennessee, United States
Joined: December 21, 2002
KitMaker: 7,542 posts
AeroScale: 3,112 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 09:17 AM UTC
Cristian, thanks for tackling this old model. 1/144 is becoming so popular this will help modelers decide if Academy's P-51 is worth the effort.
Ontario, Canada
Joined: February 04, 2008
KitMaker: 2,460 posts
AeroScale: 1,814 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 06:34 AM UTC
Cristian [ ARMORED76 ] Shares a flee market find with us.

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