Superscale 48-1192: P-51D Mustangs

Units: 311 and 348 FG




Scott Van Aken

Moving back to an eternal favorite, the P-51D Mustang, Superscale offers three unpainted metal subjects from the Pacific/CBI theater of operations. As you might imagine, the recommended kit is by Tamiya, but don't let that stop you from using a Hasegawa, Monogram, Otaki, Hawk or other kits from your stash.

First up is 'Blue Pickle' from the 529th FS/311 FG in 1945. This aircraft has a white spinner and yellow tail (both of which will need painted). It also has a DF loop antenna as was carried by almost all China based aircraft.

The next is 'Dirty Dick' of the CO, 348th FG as flown by Dick Rowland in 1945 on Luzon. Note the single black fuselage band, two large wing bands, black canopy surround and the multicolored spinner that you will have to paint.

The other CO's plane from the 348th is 'Dirty old Man' when flown by Jim Benz. It has the proper twin stripes on the fuselage and two on the wings. The colors on the spinner are in a different order than the previous aircraft. It also has a black anti-glare panel.

Superscale provides enough common markings and insignia for one plane. There are additional white backgrounds for the insignia to help keep the black bands from bleeding through.

June 2007

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