Mustang IV. 19 Sqn. RAF. Late 1944.
Being a birthday present, this kit just had to be made carefully & not rushed. Well that certainly was the case here, as it's been on the bench for over twelve months, while I did extensive research. I was put off by the need to do a NMF if I chose one of the kit's marking schemes, and also the apparent need to find an Aeroproduct's propeller & cowling louvres for an RAF machine. I was fortunate to find the Extradecals RAF set with these markings, which meant that I could keep the kit prop as long as I could source the louvres, which came from Red Roo models; the bonus being that a camouflaged finish was in order as well. Paints used were Valleho Air for U.S. equivalent colours for this particular aircraft, so here it is in olive drab, sea grey & light grey. I also found photos of this aircraft on the internet, which helped enormously.
Not being a fan of open hatches, engine cowlings & so on, I've left her all buttoned up, except for the flaps & drooped elevators. She's also pretty clean, so I'm saying this is shortly after delivery! Anyway, It's a great kit & I enjoyed the build. Hope you like it!
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