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P-51B and D Mustang

Replacement Fuselages for Tamiya 1/48 P-51B & 1/72 P-51D

Loon Models No Cut Conversions


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Catalogue Number and Description:

LO72201 P-51 D-5 Fuselage w/o fin fillet for 1/72 Tamiya kit. LO48203 P-51 B/C Fuselage w. fin fillet for 1/48 Tamiya kit.

Scale: 1/72 & 1/48
Price: LO 72201 USD$14.50; LO48203 USD$19.50 from the Loon Models website
Review Type: FirstLook
Media and Contents: Cream colored resin
Advantages: No cutting required. Full fuselage replacement that includes interior detail. Beautiful and delicately engraved panel lines
Disadvantages: None
Recommendation: Highly recommended


Reviewed by Steven "Modeldad" Eisenman

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Loon Models continues to produce excellent quality resin replacement and conversion parts in both 1/72 and 1/48 scale.

These new releases will allow modelers to get more variations out of the popular Tamiya P-51 kits. The 1/48 conversion will allow you to make the P-51 C or a B model that was retro-fitted with the fin fillet. The 1/72 conversion will permit the modeling of the early D-5 without the fillet, such as ďLOU IVĒ. (Note: Loon Models also offers an early D conversion for the 1/48 Tamiya P-51 D as LO48202 at $19.50 USD)


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The parts are designed to simply replace the kitís fuselage parts. No cutting of the kit or the resin is required.

Since there are no molding blocks, the parts have the look and feel of high quality injection molded plastic. There is just an inconsequential amount of flash on the rudder. The resin is very thin with delicate panel lines. The side wall detail is adequately molded, but some may want to replace it with more finally detailed parts. The attachment point for the tail wheel is molded in place, as are the tail gear doors.

If you donít want to do, or donít like to do, cut and paste modifications, I highly recommend these sets to anyone who want to get the most out of their Tamiya P-51.

LOON MODELS resin parts may be ordered from Roll Models: http://www.rollmodels.com/

Thanks to Roll Models for the review samples

Review Copyright © 2003 by Steven Eisenman
Page Created 29 October, 2003
Last updated 29 October, 2003

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