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  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Clay Lacy
Posted by EdGrune on Saturday, June 12, 2021 10:35 AM

Last one up, the first I did of the series; the Clay Lacy Aviation Mustang.   Like the others it is the Airfix 1:72 Mustang.

Painted in Vallejo Model Color Magenta, thinned for airbrushing with their thinner and flow improver.   And like the others the decals are by Draw.

I have several more Mustangs sitting on the bench in various states of completion.  But no more photos for now.

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, June 12, 2021 12:23 PM

Eye-catching seems a bit of an understatement! I think that is one nice Mustang, Ed. YesYes

I wasn't familiar with Clay Lacy, but after some reading I am now. Smile


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    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Saturday, June 12, 2021 1:25 PM

Clay Lacy's Mustang appeared in an episode of Magnum P.I. back in the '80s. Seems that in the episode, the Mustang chased down a Lear Jet and forced it to land.

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, June 12, 2021 2:50 PM

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.


  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, June 12, 2021 11:20 PM

Another nice MUstang.

The reason for the color of that Mustang is that they ordered a gallon or so but there was a decimal place mix up and a very large amount was delivered.  It had to go somewhere and Lacy's P-51 got the nod.  It may be a shade of magenta but most people call it purple.

I have an R/C Mustang I did in that scheme.


To see build logs for my models:


  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, June 13, 2021 11:33 AM


   When I worked for International Plastics as a supervisor( They Made HouseHold Decorating Chotskes) They were making transparent resin Grape bunches for a table Centerpiece. Someone made a mistake in the color mix of a Batch of over a thousand pours.( Each Grape was an individual piece.)

    Imagine that color in Transparent Resin! One of the line ladies from Portugal coined the new color name, Which, By the way proved very Popular. She called it Majurple! We were stuck with, Thankfully orders for over thirty thousand of them grapes( We only Put together the bunches for local stores!)

    Shortest job I ever had. I developed a very High sensitivity to the resin in the raw state. Before hardening! 16 Weeks!

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, June 13, 2021 11:35 AM

Oh MY!

      I certainly feel for the Pilots! That's a tricky maneuver! Why did the passenger have to go outside? Oh, He wanted to!

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, June 13, 2021 12:26 PM

To smoke.

Lacy is driving an old JAL DC-8.



 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.


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    March 2013
Posted by patrick206 on Sunday, June 13, 2021 4:33 PM

Clay Lacy is an interesting character, totally aviation business driven. Remarkable history:

Retired as the #1 seniority list pilot at United.

Set a round the world time record with a 747-SP.

Owns a charter jet service with more than one base of operations.

Lived in a community North of Los Angeles, with a runway and houses with hangars. Owned a Lear Jet for commuting to/from home and businesses.

I thought of his "Human Fly" DC-8 stunt as rather a low point in his otherwise really interesting career, just that, a stunt.


  • Member since
    June 2021
Posted by rocketman2000 on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:50 AM

Love it.  Looks great!


Love racing planes.  I've modeled several.  Even saw National Air Race when I was a kid.  Wish there were more kits of the small engine class.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota


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