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RAF Mustang III – Revell 1/72

Hi iModelers:

Here is kit #2 from my modeling renaissance. The kit has pretty good detail for 1/72, but some flash and fit issues. Added a Squadron vacu-form canopy, two tiny photo etch levers you can’t even see in these pictures, a guitar string (.010) for a whip antenna. Wasn’t happy with kit prop as tiny tabs for blades broke off and had to be glued butt-ended, then had painting issues, so I sent away for a Quick Boost prop. Now I know why people pay for nose jobs. 100% improvement. The prop is the face of your single engined fighter.

Paints mostly Tamiya.

Kit decals depict an aircraft of No. 316 Squadron, RAF Friston, UK, August 1944.

Cheers.

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11 responses to RAF Mustang III – Revell 1/72

  1. You made that kit into a better model than it deserves to be. Excellent work on this. I like it a lot. You’re right about the “nose job.”

  2. Thanks Tom – appreciate that.

  3. Nice little build, Aldo….good work.

  4. Great looking Mustang!! love the RAF colors.

  5. Thanks Robert. I was looking at your iModeler collection, and I noticed your Macchi M.C. 202 by Supermodel. Great job on a weird kit. I bought one at a model show, and ended up building it with my 10 year old grandson as his first model. (Guess I’m a bad influence on the kid).

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  6. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Good work on that Mustang Aldo. Your skills on the cockpit really pops out, and for that scale, it say’s a lot. Thank you for sharing these images.

  7. Looks great! My beloved scale, and a Brit Pony to boot! I HAVE to build one of these soon.

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