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Readers’ Gallery: Dale Hutchinson’s 1/32 Trumpeter P-51B


Agape forum member Dale Hutchinson (“Hutch”) posted these photos of his completed P-51B. Great work on this one Hutch!

I finished this one up, for the most part. I did not add seat belts because I plan to add a pilot figure at a later date.

This was a very fun kit to build. There were very few fit issues…the only notable issue was the engine cowling, but the paint job kind of masked it, so it is not noticeable, unless you really looked for it. The landing gear is a bit wobbly, so I hope it holds up over time.

I painted the D-Day markings and shark teeth…it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be.

I saw this build in an issue of Aircraft Models International and just had to replicate it. This aircraft was flown by Capt. John Bennet with the 352nd. I used EagleCals decals that focused on George Preddy’s planes. Enhancing the kit was Eduard PE, Quickboost props, and True Details wheels.