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1/48 Accurate Miniatures Mustang Mk. 1A

August 7, 2015 in Aviation

This is the AM rendition of the Allison engine Mustang used by the Brits. Finished as a photo Recon bird and built pretty much out of the box a couple of years ago. Really hated to see AM fold as I liked their Mustang kits as well as their other selections. Fit and finish was good, did add some Edward belts and used Tamiya as well as Model Master paints and kit decals. You can find AM Mustang kits at shows for $20 or less. If you want to work a couple of hours a night you can finish a decent looking Mustang in a week or less. Only negative I have is the thickness of the canopies, but hey you can find plenty of after market canopies. Fun build.

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14 responses to 1/48 Accurate Miniatures Mustang Mk. 1A

  1. Nice clear build!

  2. Very nice Tom! Does the kit come with the photo-recon option, or did you modify it yourself?

  3. Came as a Recce bird, easy and fun build

  4. Very nicely finished and photographed, Tom…I like it.

  5. Nice Mustang! It would help to see some of the detail if you used a graphic editor to lighten the photos up a bit. You can use free online editors. The nice close-up photos are tantalizing…wish I could see more!

  6. Tom, good one!
    She did a good job doing recce at low level, certainly better than a Tomahawk, or (shudder) Lysander.
    I notice that some of the AM kits are now being released by Italaeri, so you may see this again.Ultracast (Canada) has a conversion set to do a conversion to Mustang I with the 6 X MGs rather than the 4 X wing cannon. Also has a thinner propeller and nose MGs.

  7. Good recce bird you have built there Tom.
    Well done mate.

  8. The Mustang kit is molded in medium gray styrene and the parts are molded with sharply scribed panel and rivet detailing and no molding flash. Dry-fitting the parts together reveal that the fit is as tight as the first production runs and that no filler would be needed.

  9. What colors did you use i’m in the plaa nice job on it nning stages if a 1/72 mk1 mustang you really did

  10. The underside is RAF Sky type S, the top is RAF medium sea grey and RAF dark green.

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