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Done: Hasegawa 1/48 P-51D Mustang “Lou IV”

This kit has been in my stash for some 15 years, with decals yellowing and getting brittle. After getting myself the nice AeroMaster sheet “Yellow Nosed Mustangs of the 361st FG Pt.2” it was finally time to build it. As my boxing was of a P-51K, I simply had to use the collared prop blades and the earlier canopy (thankfully both included in the box) and cut away the extended stabilzier on the spine.
Before starting the build I had not been aware of the ongoing discussions regarding Lou’s paint scheme. After reading through all the arguments I could find pro and con blue camouflage, OD vs. Dark Green etc. I decided to stick what seemed somewhat logical to me. I used Tamiya XF-65 for the Dark Green and Gunze H52 to overpaint the invasion stripes. The NMF was painted with Testors Metalizer Aluminium Plate.

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Done: Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M Skyhawk

So this one took quite a while. Not so much because of the kit itself, but because I wanted to do a step-by-step photo documentation with this build. I found out it is not that easy to take pictures of all the steps, not forgetting about important milestones and keeping the “flow” of the build at the same time.
Anyway – Qick Boost seat, Zuni pods and Snakeyes from Hasegawa’s weapons sets. Not entirely happy with the kit’s decals, as their colors seem to be a bit off.

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