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War, what is it good for? Asked Edwin Starr. Well apart from driving me crazy masking camo, a good supply of warbirds for excitable men to chuck around the skies in peacetime it seems. Fed up of all that futzing about with RLM this that and the other, I remembered my days in States in the 70s/80s when I was a regular visitor to the Reno Air races and recall fondly , a certain Mr Bob Hoover in a canary yellow Mustang and his wonderful catchphrase “ Gentlemen, you have a race” coming over the Tannoys . Fast forward to SMW 2015 and Greg Drawbaughs stand selling all manner of Reno Racer
A long and painful build, mostly self inflicted but at long last , its finished. Learnt a lot about spraying yellow, using superglue as a filler, the Airfix P-51 canopy challenge and how to mask a .5mm black stripe on a propeller (hint: use a decal unless you're me). As usual my canopy looks like its been painted by a six inch wide brush wielded by a blind troll. Pretty much lost the ol' mojo for 2 months but it seems to have nipped back chipper as ever. At some point I will replace the canopy with a one piece version from my pile of Hasegawa P-51s so you can see the beautiful Yahu IP. Build