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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 06:40 AM GMT+7
Airfix have announced that their new-tool P-51D is now in stock and should be hitting the shelves in model shops imminently.
"Just arrived - the newly tooled North American P51-D Mustang in magnificent 1:48 scale.

Designed by North American Aviation for the RAF during Britain's most pressing need for aircraft in 1940, the prototype aircraft rolled out of their hangar only 120 days after the contract had been signed, with its first flight only 47 days later.

Available to buy online now or from your local stockist."


Item #A05131 - North American P51-D Mustang 1:48 is available now, price: 20.99

Please remember, when contacting retailers or manufacturers, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here - on AEROSCALE.
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Horses for courses Gaston. Some people will shy away from the Meng kit due to its glue free construction. The insignia does look odd on this pre-production test shot. Oh well, it's shouldn't be a deal breaker for those of us who have large stocks of decals. I love the two schemes included here. Neither of them are what you would call usual P-51 kit fare.
OCT 22, 2017 - 01:18 PM
I like it and will be picking one up at Telford next month, along with their Walrus and the new Revell 1/32 P-51.
OCT 22, 2017 - 05:50 PM
I'm in for at least one. Still on the fence about buying the Eduard Brassin cockpit for it, and i'm leaning towards AM decals. Got a few Academy/Accurate Miniature's P-51Bs in the stash as well.
OCT 28, 2017 - 12:37 PM
I was expecting it to have the early tail insert included in the box but that does not appear to be an option, so I'll probably pass. I have 5 other late block P-51D's in the stash so don't need a 6th without the early tail. It looks like a very nice kit overall, similar to Meng's in engineering which is smart. I'm just bummed they didn't include the parts for other versions the same way they did with the new Hurricane Mk.I and Spitfire Mk.Vb. I'm hoping another Airfix boxing comes out that does have the tail option, I'll definitely grab that one.
OCT 29, 2017 - 12:25 AM
Just order one and some etch for it . Will be my first Airfix kit , kinda excited about it . Was going to get the Eduards resin pit and prop but Hannant's was sold out so I can maybe see another one in the future .... Terri
OCT 30, 2017 - 01:30 PM
I just couldn't help myself and caved into the force . I ordered the resin cockpit , cuffed prop and wheels from Eduards site yesterday . Wonder if these will work with other manufactures as well ....like the meng kit ... Terri
NOV 01, 2017 - 11:02 AM
Hi again I picked up Airfix's new Mustang on the way home from work today. First impressions are pretty encouraging - it's nice and cleanly moulded with some good detail and, thankfully, the garish blue of the national insignia in the test-shot build has been replaced on the actual production decals. On the downside, there are some annoying ejection pin marks in visible places, and the moulded-on seat harness won't be to everyone's taste. It's good value at a shade over 20 (probably cheaper if you shop around) - I imagine Airfix will be selling them as fast as they can unpack them at Telford! All the best Rowan
NOV 07, 2017 - 04:00 AM
Online pictures don't give one that true feeling of a kit until that kit is in ones hand. Today was that day , post person dropped it off today . This is my first Airfix kit and I'm impressed with it . Finding it better then Meng's kit . Terri
NOV 14, 2017 - 01:00 PM
There were shed loads on sale at Telford, I got the last one at Wonderland models, on Saturday morning. Hannants still had loads left but they were selling fast I had a chance to actually look at it on the Monday and I am well impressed Although not ready for Telford the Revell 1/32 scale kit of the P-51 looks very good. There were sprus of a pre-production sample and a built up kit, in one of the kit options, "LOU IV". This even had the often forgotten about artwork on the starboard nose. Overall it looked very good
NOV 17, 2017 - 06:49 PM
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