Mustang III by Tamiya in 1/48
Built quite a few years ago. I’ve always had a liking for Mustangs with a Malcolm hood; this build always bothered me somewhat as the kit only offered a closed canopy. Fast forward to 2020 and a period of ‘what shall I do next’, it occurred to me to open the canopy . Simple; except that it sat much too high. Quite a bit of filing, sanding & polishing later as well as some careful scraping & touching up on the fuselage sides & I had a snug-fitting open cockpit. Fresh paint & decals for the wings, along with I.D stripes & it became the aircraft flown by Sqn Ldr Eugeniusz Horbaczewski of 315 Sqn. RAF in mid 1944. Much better!
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