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Platz: P-51D Mustang
Staff MemberEditor-in-Chief
Ontario, Canada
Joined: March 06, 2011
KitMaker: 3,958 posts
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 01:55 AM UTC

With another small scale review, William Wilgus takes a look at the Platz 1/144 scale P-51D

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Staff MemberAssociate Editor
California, United States
Joined: May 03, 2006
KitMaker: 2,098 posts
AeroScale: 250 posts
Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 03:37 AM UTC
Hi Wiggus,

I recently completed the old (1974!) Crown 1/144 scale P-51D -

The Platz P-51D arrived in the mail just as I was finishing it... I liked the old Crown kit well enough, but the Platz Mustang is SUPERIOR IN EVERY RESPECT!

Thanks for this review - I wish I'd seen it before taking on the now-obsolete Crown version!

Staff MemberManaging Editor
Tennessee, United States
Joined: December 21, 2002
KitMaker: 7,541 posts
AeroScale: 3,112 posts
Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 01:40 PM UTC
Hi Wiggus,

That is a beautiful little Mustang! I am very impressed with Platz's molding and detail. From the models I've seen, the finish of the plastic should afford a beautiful NMF.

Tim, your lil' Crown is a jewel all the same.
Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: July 07, 2017
KitMaker: 77 posts
AeroScale: 73 posts
Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:51 AM UTC
Hi Tim, Sorry for the delay. I didn't get a notification that you had posted. That 'Stang looks great. I would have never guessed it was from a kit that old. Great work.

I've started on the Platz kit, more to see how it fits than anything else, and so far it is amazing.