Aeromaster 48-668: Southern European Mustangs Pt I

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Scott Van Aken

Mustangs are always popular subject and it is nice to see some from units that generally don't get much coverage in decals. There are a ton of kits you can use for this sheet and while the Tamiya family is recommended, you can also use kits by Hasegawa, Monogram, Otaki, Accurate Miniatures and Testors among those that come readily to mind. All of these are in bare metal with OD or Black anti-glare panels.

First up is the P-51B 'Chappie/Dixie' from the 2 FS/52 FG in their earliest markings. It has a red nose, yellow fuselage band and wing/stabilizer stripes.

Next is an F-6C from the 12 TRS/10 PRG. This one is called 'Shovelnose and Handlebar' after Bob Hope and Jerry Cologna who frequently entertained the troops. It has a yellow spinner and yellow gun muzzle covers. It also caries black ID stripes on the wings and stabilizers.

This next P-51D is also from the 2 FS/52 FG and is marked very much like the first plane save its yellow stripes are outlined in black and the red is also on the nose.

Finally, an F-6D from the 12 TRS named 'Tampa Joe'. It is marked exactly like its F-6C compatriot .

A nice choice of schemes and one that will be a nice change from the norm.

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