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Tuskegee Airmen


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Well, I had wanted to build a WWII diorama with a fighter from that era for some time.  My Father served as a gunner radio operator on a B-24 Liberator, hence my fascination with aircraft from all eras but WWII in particular.  This diorama started off modestly but as all of you know, the first thought is not necessarily what the final product will be.  So, I have included some starter photos and then of course the final outcome.  This particular Mustang is not the Tamiya but rather the Revell P-51D-5NA.  I detailed it as though it was the Tamiya kit and the results you can evaluate for yourself.  I really like the airfield, using many WWII photos from Ramitelli Airfield and the particular P51D is intact an unidentified by pilots name from Ramitelli circa 1947-48. I also include the photo I used to create my Mustang.  One side light (photos included), the tail on a 5NA was incorrect for a P51D, and made the necessary change to back date it.  Hoping you enjoy seeing this as much as I enjoyed creating it, thanks.

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 There is a lot of history to be found and perhaps if you are like I am, the story historically with regard to the Tuskegee Airmen and the amazing job they did while serving this country joes along way to show their Patriotism and valor.  Thanks Jim B

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Very realistic looking diorama and tribute to those brave Americans.  Somewhere on my computer is a picture of some of the remaining members next to my Mustang convertible they rode in the parade in DC a few years ago.  This poster they signed is on my garage wall.  

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