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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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