1/48 Bell P-39L Airacobra, 81st FG North Africa
Built in 2015.
Eduard kit, painted with Gunze and Tamiya paints, the Azure is from Model Master.
Some discussion about the camo paints of these planes. As far as I know they were initially built for and delivered to the Brits but not liked there. When the US started action in North Africa and was in the need of fighter aircrafts, the P-39 were sent there. So RAF European camo overpainted in desert colours, additional camo added…?
In the end my dad followed the Eduard painting instructions.
The model shows an a/c of 91st FS/81st FG in Tunisia September 1943.
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