Tcoat Posted January 26 Share Posted January 26 This is a long one! Don Gentile was a leading Ace in WW2. On April 13, 1944 he was stunting for the press over an airfield in Briton when he crashed and totally destroyed his P-51 Mustang. He walked away but the almost brand new 'Stang did not fare so well. This is my journey to model that aircraft. So buckle up and join the ride. Before: After: A quick search told me a detailed Merlin engine was going to cost me more than I wanted to pay for the project so I was very happy when I found somebody had thrown a tarp over it. This allowed me to plan things out: Not surprisingly a kit with the appropriate markings was available. So time to dig into the plastic So everything that needed to be mangled or missing is cut off. Pretty much doubled the parts count of the kit! Then put it back together. Sort of. Since the aircraft was only in service a few weeks before he crashed it the cockpit was done up looking new(ish) 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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