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Just finished before Christmas. Used Barracuda cockpit placards and wheels. Blue paint is a mixture of MM acrylics. Metal finish is Alclads.
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Jack Mugan said on December 25, 2015
Nice build Doug……just the way I would do it if I had the room.
doug reynolds said on December 25, 2015
Thanks Jack! Great kit.
Morne Meyer said on December 25, 2015
A great looking rendition of arguably the best fighter of World War II. Your natural metal finish looks awesome!!! Well done!!!
Paul Wilsford said on December 25, 2015
A real looker, exceptionally well weathered and war worn.
doug reynolds said on December 26, 2015
Craig Abrahamson said on December 25, 2015
I can only concur with the others…..stunning work, sir – right down to the ding in the drop tank.
Thanks Craig! I like ’em dirty and dinged up.
P.k said on December 26, 2015
Great looking nice build and paint .
doug reynolds said on December 29, 2015
Kevin Rigby said on December 27, 2015
Love those Bluenosers! My father, Lt. Alden Rigby, flew Col. Meyer’s wing many times. You were right to scuff it up a bit. Even thought Col. Meyer’s A/C was probably the best maintained in the group, constant combat took it’s toll. My father’s A/C, 415629, HO-R, Eleen and Jerry, was delivered new on Dec. 7, 1944, and by the end of the month was well weathered. Dad destroyed 2 190’s and 2 109’s in the fight over his field, Y-29, on New Year’s Day, 1945. He had earlier downed a 109 on Nov. 21, ’44, and destroyed a Ju-52 on the ground on Sept. 10, ’44.
Most who model the 352nd FG miss the overspray on the propeller, which was not masked when the blue was sprayed on. You got it exactly right. Great job!
Kevin…loved your dad’s story. Thanks for the compliments.
Greg Kittinger said on December 28, 2015
Great looking Mustang – love the weathering especially.
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