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P-51B in Swedish colours


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I will join this GB if I may with an AZ Models P-51B in Foreign Service.  Its a limited run kit with the usual issues which probably means I am going to make a bit of a mess of it ;-)

 

The kit:

 

http://25D54048-74F1-4FC7-9CA8-324FE2E4AEDE_zps

 

http://27CC4B38-3C2B-4989-BCD3-0B5A73AE04A4_zps

 

All three options look very colourful but I am thinking of going for the Swedish ex 356th FG plane.  I have always have a soft spot for Swedish markings.

 

Doing a bit of research I came across the following webpage which sets out the background to Swedish Mustangs much better that I could.  NB the first picture is of the plane I am going to build but appears to be before it was repainted.  If anyone has more info please shout.

 

http://mustang.gaetanmarie.com/articles/sweden/sweden.htm

 

All comments much appreciated.

 

Dave

 

 

 

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After the first picture, I thought "jeez, one more who always mixes up Switzerland with Sweden!" But the second picture made it clear! :) Nice and simple scheme, not seen very often.

 

Alex

 

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On 05/12/2016 at 7:17 PM, alex said:

After the first picture, I thought "jeez, one more who always mixes up Switzerland with Sweden!" But the second picture made it clear! :) Nice and simple scheme, not seen very often.

 

Alex

 

Thanks Alex.  Not that far gone yet thanks to mix those two up...


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Finally some bench time...

 

First impressions are that this is a very nice little model.

 

Cockpit nicely detailed and all went together very neatly.  Apologies for the lack of decent photos.  I thought I had taken some as I went along.

 

http://4681F9F6-2807-49AA-8710-784658B88CAF_zps

 

Dave

 

 

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Initial paint on.  Vallejo Model Air albeit with a hairy stick rather than airbrush (partly time (my airbrush is not currently set up) and partly due to a chest infection which I don't want to aggrevate).  There appears to be some confusion on the correct Vallejo paint matches so I went with the ones that looked right to my eyes.

 

14264DF0-FCCF-4777-8B74-5DBBCC5F3C42_zps

 

Dave

 

 

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Decals on.   These AK decals are quite thin and came away from the backing very quickly so plenty of care was required.  Even so I broke a couple and had to do some remedial work.  One odd thing is the Swedish roundels.  There were 4 in one size and 2 in a smaller size.  The instructions indicate that all 6 roundels are the same decal which is impossible.  The plans also seem to suggest that all 6 roundels are the same size.  So either way there is an error.  In the end I used the larger roundels on the wings which appear to match some photo's I have seen and the smaller ones on the fusilage.

 

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