1/48 Mustang 1, AG470, RU*M flown by F/O Hollis Hills, 414 Squadron, RCAF – first Mustang kill.
Here’s some photo’s of one of my latest, an Accurate Miniatures 1/48 Mustang 1a converted into a Mustang Mk 1 at the time of the Dieppe raid. It’s AG470, RU*M as flown by F/O Hollis Hills (an American) flying with 414 Sqdn, RCAF when he scored the first Mustang victory over an FW-190.
Note – at the time of Dieppe, Hills’s aircraft was not yet fitted with the oblique camera, the cut out quarter window was part of the camera fit, so the unaltered window was used.
I used the Ultracast resin conversion set, an Ultracast seat and fishtail exhaust, a spare set of prop blades from an Eduard P-39 kit (they are the correct blades), a set of decals produced by IPMS Canada and kit decals, and some scratch building interior details and the missing stepped armor plate behind the seat , and vacuforming side canopy windows.
It’s painted with Tamiya acrylics, and weathered with oils and pastels.
Hope you like,
13 additional images. Click to enlarge.