LSP_Kevin Posted March 6, 2022 Share Posted March 6, 2022 After a quite a long break from the workbench, and an even longer one from LSP kits, I really needed something to get me back to the workbench - especially since I've recently moved house, and had to set up my hobby room from scratch again. So, with seemingly limited interest in this Group Build so far, I thought I'd throw my hat into the ring and get something built. That something is Hasegawa's venerable and much eclipsed P-51D Mustang kit. But why this kit, when there are so many better Mustang kits available now? Well, I figured I could build this one relatively quickly, pretty close to OOB, and finally get some runs on the board, so to speak. It was also among a box of kits gifted to me by a friend, so there's that, too. And I have a thing for these old kits anyway. My initial idea of not using any aftermarket and going for the quickest build possible was soon (and inevitably) dashed when I discovered another long forgotten kit in the stash: Despite the newer box, this is actually a builder's kit sent to me by our own dodgem37 some years back. Mark had done some really impressive scratch-building in the cockpit and interior, but gave up on it when the Tamiya kit was released. But the relevant bit for my purposes here is that he also included in the box a raft of aftermarket sets and parts that he'd collected for the build, including a Grand Phoenix cockpit! So, I'm going to be raiding those sets for this build, and perhaps at some point in the future I'll honour Mark's gift (and work) by finishing his kit off too. Apologies for the long-winded opening post, and with no modelling either! I don't plan to rescribe this one or do anything about the wheel bays at this point, so hopefully the build itself won't be so long-winded. I haven't yet decided on a scheme either, but given the nature of the kit, I'm planning to shy away from natural metal, and go with a painted finish. Let's see how I go! Kev mc65, MikeMaben, Greg W and 21 others 23 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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