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Mustang Mk.III (Tamiya 1/48)

For several years I was holding this 's on my shelf waiting to be built. And finally, it's done. I found an interesting subject – an RAF unit but with a standard birdcage canopy plus invasion stripes.

Tamiya kit is a good kit, but comparing it to new ones, I have to say that the detail level should be improved. I was using a resin wheel bay, Yahu instrumental panel, Rexx exhausts, and some PE parts for the cockpit. But I'm happy that this kit doesn't have a trillion of rivets like modern ones.

Painted mostly with AK RC and Vallejo paints. For shading and weathering I was using oils.

Thanks for watching!

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30 responses

  1. Great work on this Dmitry. One point I noticed is the propeller cuffs showing edge wear/ chipping. These cuffs were rubber and thus this would not be affected in this way. I did the same thing on a Mustang build and someone pointed it out to me so I thought I'd pass it on to you.

  2. Great build and interesting subject too. Thanks for sharing Dmitry.

  3. Tim T said on May 8, 2020

    That's a dark and brooding Mustang. Lovely work.

  4. As Tim said, that it's a great scheme! Not a seldom seem scheme, and it looks just right. Your paint work is excellent, and the AM perfectly make up for the kits deficiencies.

  5. the weathering

  6. Well done, Dmitry. Your colors look just right.

  7. Very nice result indeed!

  8. This a great build, love the paint scheme!

  9. Great job, very nice painting.

  10. Very nice work, I echo the comments above

  11. Absolutely stunning!

  12. Excellent model, Dmitry. Tamiya Mustangs are great kits, and the extra parts plus your amazing skills resulted to to this astonishing model. I cannot stop looking!
    All the best!

  13. Beautiful! I love your paint work, it is stunning and is so much the type of finish I would love to have, but never seem to achieve. Even better on the Fastback Mustang, I like them better than the later models.

  14. Always good to see a fastback Mustang Dmitry - super weathering too - nice job!

  15. Everything about this is beautiful - from the scheme to the execution! Excellent!

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