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PTO tribute

“Foxy” from the 45th FS/15th FG based on Iwo Jima, 1945





Not a very happy ending to this beautifully marked aircraft which is “parked” under that pile of smoke

It was struck by the aircraft “parked” upside-down

The end result


10 responses to PTO tribute

  1. Nice build ! Your subject definitely had an interesting story behind it.

  2. Beautiful build! PTO Mustangs are marked in a distinctive way from their ETO counterparts, it is almost a signature look. Cool backstory, too.

  3. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    A very noteworthy for the PTO build George.
    The sheen to it looks good and the green markings give it a singular look.

  4. Great model and great story, George!

  5. Super work, George.

  6. Sleek-looking PTO P-51, George. I really like the bare metal finish and minimal markings on Pacific Mustangs. You have done nice panel variation on the wings and really good decaling work. I find it really hard to get the decal carrier film to completely disappear on metal finishes. How do you do it?

    • Thanks Colin. I give all the credit to Superscale for the decals. The BMF was brush painted with 5 different silvers: Tamiya Flat Aluminum, Titanium, and a combination of Flat Aluminum, Titanium and Chrome for the fuselage. Also used were Citadel Runefang Steel and Irom Breaker

  7. Thanks all. The Tamiya kit was a great joy to build

  8. Well done George, and brushed painted none the less. Wow.

  9. This is a fantastic Mustang, George.
    Hope my current Mustang in progress looks as good as yours.

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