Accurate Miniatures 1/48 RAF Mk-II Mustang
This is the old AM P-51A build as a Mk-II Mustang use by RAF 2 Squadron, Beny-sur-Mer, France in August 1944. Apparently only 50 were produced for the RAF and had the up rated Allison V-1710-81 engine and sported four .5 caliber machine guns. This Squadron would fly all of the Allison pony’s, the Mk-1, Mk-Ia and Mk-II before being re-equipped with FR.XIV Spitfires.
Much has been written about the AM Mustang kits so I wont dwell on their accuracy or construction. I’ve build several to include their A-36 and found them to be easy as well as fun to build. The only draw back is that rather thick canopy. This was a quick build, and the only after market parts I used were a seat and some exhause stacks from Ultracast. Paints were Tamiya Ocean Grey/Dark Green on top with Medium Sea Grey on the bottom. Sky was used for the the spinner and fuselage band. As usual nylon thread was used for the antenna. A Pitt Pen in black was used to high light the panel lines, and the old AM kit decals were used for the D-Day stripes and worked really well.
My march to shrink the stash will have to slow down now as I’ve been finally called back to work. Much to the delight on my wife I may add. Stay safe out there folks.
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