There are a couple of local P-51s that would make great models! One, "Barbara Jean", is a WWII vet that was converted for air races, and then returned to original trim.
"Gunfighter" is another vet that has been restored and on the airshow circuit for years. It is owned by the CAF wing in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
I have lots of photos for both for reference if you're interested.