Academy 1/72 P-51B Mustang
June 6, 2014 in Aviation
My own D-Day Group Build contribution (an RAF Mustang Mk. III) suffered serious production delays, but at least I can contibute to the Anniversary celebration with some freshly taken photos of one of my older models.
This is a 1/72 Academy P-51B Mustang together with a 1/72 Jeep from the same company. Built a while ago, it still is one of my favorites.
Compared with the Academy Mustang kit, their Jeep (part of a kit containing also a Kubelwagen and a Kettenkrad) is only moderately accurate, but at the time it was about the only game in town. I feel it still makes a nice combo with the aircraft.
The depicted aircraft is a blue-nose Mustang of 352th Fighter Group, 8th U.S. Army Air Force, Bodney, Norfolk. Colouring is the standard Olive Drab upper with Neutral Gray under camouflage. The aircraft carried a full set of D-Day stripes, which necessitated repositioning of the aircraft letter “S” on the nose.
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