Fillet-less P-51D in 1/72

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Does anyone know of a decent 1/72 P-51D kit that comes without the tail fillet? I've been having a look but not picked up on anything yet other than the Revell kist which is supposed to be awful.

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Does anyone know of a decent 1/72 P-51D kit that comes without the tail fillet? I've been having a look but not picked up on anything yet other than the Revell kist which is supposed to be awful.

Cheers!

A.J
Try one of these
academy mmustang.jpgheller mustang.jpgkp mustang.jpg
The last will be your best bet!
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Try one of these
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The last will be your best bet!
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Thanks Dave, I'll take a look at the KP one I think.


Interestingly, the Academy one, obviously the boxart shows the no fillet tail - I almost ordered one on ebay, but if you look at the plastic in the kit (and the built up model photo on the side of the box) it actually has a filleted tail.

The Heller one I know nothing about, other than it might be rather old. Like I said, I'll take a look at the KP one. Thanks again Dave.
 

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Thanks Dave, I'll take a look at the KP one I think.


Interestingly, the Academy one, obviously the boxart shows the no fillet tail - I almost ordered one on ebay, but if you look at the plastic in the kit (and the built up model photo on the side of the box) it actually has a filleted tail.

The Heller one I know nothing about, other than it might be rather old. Like I said, I'll take a look at the KP one. Thanks again Dave.
I might have jumped the gun on the KP model - their website says 'coming soon'
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It wouldn’t be all that hard to just carve off the fillet, though, would it?

No not really, although there would be a little bit of repair work on the top of the fuselage, it wouldn't be anything major.
 
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