1/48 High Planes Kits Reno Air Racer P-51 Mustang Precious Metal HPR48012
This High Planes scale model assembly kit represents the much modified P-51 Mustang racing plane "Precious Metal"
'PRECIOUS METAL', certainly a fitting name for this aircraft. The original 'Precious Metal' was a standard Merlin powered Mustang, owned by the Whittington Brothers, who rebuilt her with a Griffon engine and various other modifications. In 1988 it appeared at Reno and showed great potential. However the prop failed during the race, and went into flat pitch, which resulted in a belly landing, and much damage. After major repairs, and addition of Neon Green wings, it emerged as 'World Jet', however it was not successful and languished in a hanger. It was eventually bought by Ron Buccarelli, and finally made it back to Reno in 2002, where Ron took it to fourth in the Silver race.
This High Planes Racers kit is the same as HPR048002 with new decals. It includes limited run injection moulded plastic and white metal parts and decals.
Materials: Plastic, White metal, Resin
This is an assembly kit for experienced modellers using limited run technology. Some clean up of parts and fitting will be required. Paint and cement not included. Suitable for ages 14 to Adult.
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