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KevinM

Revell P-51 "Flying Dutchman"

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I built this kit up sometime back used RB belts and Eagle decals other than it was OOB.I personally really enjoyed the Revell kit much more than a Trump kit and thought in some regards it compares for my likes with a Tamy maybe though I have not built one.I enjoyed it so much I order two more kits in for the future  one will be OD/grey the other NM some history on the pilot .....

11 Victory Ace

It took less than three months of World War II action for Robert J. "Bob" Goebel to become a Double Ace flying the North American P-51 Mustang. Goebel, the youngest of seven children, was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin. At age 19, he entered the U.S. Army Air Corps as an Aviation Cadet, earning his wings and his commission in May 1943. After graduation, Goebel was assigned to the Panama Canal Zone flying the Bell P-39 Airacobra and the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk. In early 1944, he was reassigned to the 31st Fighter Group in the Mediterranean Theater flying the Supermarine Mark V Spitfire.

Soon after joining the Group in Italy as a member of the 308th Fighter Squadron, Goebel transitioned to the North American P-51 Mustang with the mission of fighter escort for 15th Air Force heavy bombers. While in the 308th, he flew 61 long-range missions from San Severo, Italy, supporting the bomber offensive in Southern Europe. During his combat tour, he destroyed 11 enemy fighters in the air over a 91-day period from 29 May 1944 to 28 August 1944. By the time he completed his first tour in September of 1944, he was 21 years old, had been promoted to captain, had led his squadron of 16 Mustangs into combat 7 times, and twice led an entire group of 48 aircraft into combat.

 

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Hey! That is lookin good! Sort of looks familiar, I built mine out of the Revell kit.

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What did you think of the decals for the tail and rudder?lots solvent was needed to get them to settle in my build.;)

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Lovely build Kevin, welcome to the forum.

Cheers

Martin

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1 hour ago, KevinM said:

What did you think of the decals for the tail and rudder?lots solvent was needed to get them to settle in my build.;)

Yeah, I think I had to do 2 or 3 applications of solvaset, but I had no slivering at all. They were great. 

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10 hours ago, Martinnfb said:

Lovely build Kevin, welcome to the forum.

Cheers

Martin

Thks Martin.

 

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18 hours ago, 1to1scale said:

Yeah, I think I had to do 2 or 3 applications of solvaset, but I had no slivering at all. They were great. 

I was using Walthers and they still fought back.

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Very well done model Kevin. Good to see you here......harv :thumbsup2:

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Yeah I use to look for you at LSP and then no more.The format here is just the same as MSW so I am comfortable with it Harv. ;)

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I know you'll enjoy it here....harv

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Definitely a more slow paced and relaxed atmosphere. You will like it here, many of us are on both forums, but I post all my builds here.

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Nice Mustang Kevin and in a striking scheme. Welcome to LSM, I hope you feel comfortable here with us laid back plastic nuts.

Cheers Rob

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Well done. I like it! :)

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Very nice, Kevin!

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Nice one, I like the paint job, really well executed

 

Cheers

 

Dennis

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A stunning build using a nice kit to make a famous Ace’s P-51.  

Beautiful job!

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Excellent build, very convincing paintjob and weathering :thumbsup2::thumbsup2::thumbsup2: The Revell kit is indeed very nice!!!!

Lothar

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