Had a bear of a time with this one only because of two things...bad Alclad and bad decals. The Alclad at first wrinkled up badly...my fault because I didn't allow the basecoat to dry thoroughly. Stripped it and on the second go around it came out good. Except it never really hardened up the way it should. I believe I had some of the old Alclad that was bad! And then the decals fell all apart in the water. These were the kit decals. Long story with these but to make it short I saved them by painting Microscale's Liquid Decal Film over the top of them. Then used them like any other decal.
For those who don't know...during the Korean War, all the P-51's were redesignated as F-51's. No change in the airplane...just the name.
The cockpit before the wings were on etc. (easier to see it this way)