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Zoukei-Mura P-51 Mustang Miss Marilyn II

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Hi guys,


Here's my all time favorite P-51 scheme built OOB from the Zoukei-Mura kit. 


The kit: I planned from the start to close up all the panels but I still built all the internals. I wanted to get a good idea of the fit with the goodies inserted inside for a possible future project  (casting clear resin skins and super-detailing the interior bits) and I will eventually build the Tamiya 'Stang so I wanted a valid comparison of the two. The ZM kit is a joy to build, everything fits as advertised - still a good idea to test-fit, test-fit, test-fit. I had one fuselage panel that was a little off but my own fault. The few (small) areas needing filler were in the area I messed up. I elected to use the seat with the moulded-in belts and in hindsight I should have used my last set of Finemold belts. Not a show-stopper though.


Finish: I used Tamiya and Mr. Color throughout with Vallejo washes and kit supplied decals. Decals are top-notch. I found exactly one period photo of "Miss Marilyn" and the most prominent weathering was staining from the fuel filler ports so I tried to replicate that as well as the usual dirt and grime accumulation. On to the photos:












More pics to follow.





Edited by b757captain
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On 7/16/2018 at 6:45 PM, Reuben L. Hernandez said:

Very nice!!




On 7/16/2018 at 6:17 PM, Bill Cross said:

Nicely done!




On 7/16/2018 at 6:46 PM, quang said:

Nice build!  :goodjob:

It would be interesting to see the ZM together with the Tamiya and the Revell for a side-by-side comparison.



I plan on it - got my eye on one at the Tamiya factory store next trip to Tokyo.


On 7/16/2018 at 9:55 PM, Gigant said:

Appears to be a top notch job with one of my favorite color schemes as well!:goodjob:






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