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Academy Minicraft NA P-51 Mustang
Ontario, Canada
Joined: February 04, 2008
KitMaker: 2,446 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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Staff MemberManaging Editor
Tennessee, United States
Joined: December 21, 2002
KitMaker: 7,506 posts
AeroScale: 3,103 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.
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?
Massachusetts, United States
Joined: October 23, 2011
KitMaker: 2,263 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.
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.
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.