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1/32nd P-51K Mustang
Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 06:22 AM UTC
Andy, once again, a very well detailed and honest review. Since the kit is basically their D with some added Goodies namely the canopy, prop, and rocket launchers. It's going to be a tough sell to the 1/32 scale crowd, unless they're dying for a K version.
Antoni
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Posted: Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 08:28 PM UTC
Everywhere I look, decal sheets etc., Iron Ass is listed as a P-51D but I checked the production numbers last night and it was in fact a 'K'.

P-51D-5NT 44-11153/11352
P-51D-20NT 44-12853/13252
P-51D-25NT 44-84390/84989, 44-84610/84611 built as TP-51D, 45-11343/11542
P-51D-30NT 45-11543/11742, 45-11443/11450 built as TP-51D
P-51K-1NT 44-11353/11552
P-51K-5NT 44-11553/11952
P-51K-10NT 44-11953/12852
betheyn
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Posted: Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 06:54 PM UTC

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If the tires are made of Dragon's DS material, they are styrene not rubber or vinyl. They take paint just like regular plastic. They've been using this material for tank tracks for several years now.


Hi,
It says in the instructions they are DS, so let's hope the paint does stay on them, but I have never been a fan of their tracks anyway..
I still don't know what possessed Dragon to go with a peach colour though, they would have been better if they were black then all you would need to do is scuff them up a bit.
Andy :-)
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Posted: Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 10:18 AM UTC
Oh, and that second decal option is Maj. Leonard "Kit" Carson's Nooky Booky IV of the 362nd Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group (not the other way 'round as Dragon shows it). Probably the most famous P-51K.

What, Dragon got something wrong in the instruction sheet? No way!

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 10:11 AM UTC
If the tires are made of Dragon's DS material, they are styrene not rubber or vinyl. They take paint just like regular plastic. They've been using this material for tank tracks for several years now.
Antoni
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Posted: Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 09:55 AM UTC
Methinks Iron Ass was a P-51D not a 'K'.
betheyn
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Posted: Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 09:24 AM UTC
Dragon''s 1/32nd P-51D Mustang was widely criticised for a variety of reasons, but Dragon being Dragon, like too get the most out of their molds and have released a P-51K version. Andy Brazier lifts the lid on this supposedly "Fatally Flawed" kit.

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