Hawk 1/48 P-51D Mustang
Here’s another of my old builds, a 1/48 Hawk P-51D that I made in 1989 for a club group build on Aces from New Jersey. “Dragon Wagon” (WR-Y) was flown by Capt. James E. Duffy Jr. from the 354th Fighter Squadron, 355th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force. Back then we did not have the internet to really get good color images so this was the best we guessed on how the markings and colors looked for this plane. In today’s world the nose ring would have been red instead of blue and Dragon Wagon shadow would have been red instead of black. This kit originally started out with the chrome finish but it was scuffed in many areas so I sanded the whole kit down and painted it silver.
I remember enjoying this build and like the overall look of this kit. Hawk originally released this kit in 1962, for its time I feel Hawk did a great job on making a 1/48th kit look pretty darn close to a P-51D.
Decals came from different microscale sheets that I had to piece together.
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