P-51K Mustang


1/48 P-51K A68-565 of 82 Squadron


by Matt Gilks

 

Serial No
A68-565
A/C type
P-51K
Based at
84 Squadron, Townsville, Queensland (circa July 1945).
Scheme
NMF with black anti-glare strip. This aircraft suffered an engine failure on take off in August 1945 and was written off with the pilot-Sqn Ldr Cox escaping serious injury
Kit
Tamiya 1/48 scale, finished OOB with the exception of decals from the Hasegawa Mustang Mk IV.  NMF on fuselage, aluminium lacquer on wings using Tamiya spray lacquer. A pleasant kit to build without any major challenges. This kit was my first serious attempt at a NMF. The Tamiya spray cans are an excellent way to get a good NMF for a beginner to this type of finish
Reference
Spitfire, Mustang and Kittyhawk in Australian Service by Stewart Wilson; RAAF Camouflage and Markings Vol 2 by Geoffrey Pentland

 


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