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#1 Martinnfb

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 06:32 PM

As a child I was intrigued by the look of Revell's "Big" Mustang.

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And ever since I was trying to find more information about this aeroplane. The only picture that I was able to dig out is this one.

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Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Area sweep to Berlin, shortly after landfall formation went onto instruments due to overcast, element leader called a break as another group of P-51's where descending onto the formation, contact lost with 2nd Lt Acosta in P-51D 'Carolina Moon' 44-13936, Killed in Action (KIA) near Kiel. MACR 8319.

 

My question is , is there anybody producing decals or masks for this plane?

Thank You in advance

Martin


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 06:39 PM

I am going to hang here some  photos of related planes , just for the sake of it :)

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 08:40 PM

Lovely pictures! That P-51 is a damn fine looking aircraft..  :wub: 


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:26 PM

Thanks Richard, she is pretty isn't she.

 

QUESTION 2 for our Mustang experts.

According to American Air Museum Archive 44-13936 was P-51D5-NA, so what about the fillet? Could it vbe one of the first that were retrofitted and if so , what else was altered?

Also it was nicknamed Bettye Jo III , Carolina Moon as a personal aircraft of Major Samuel J. Wicker. Does it mean that  the Bettye Jo was painted on the right side of the engine ?

The next Bettye Jo , number IV had only left side artwork.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:38 PM

more from 364 FG

 

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:43 PM

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:48 PM

My question is , is there anybody producing decals or masks for this plane?

Thank You in advance

Martin.

You could try asking on PT..see if anyone still has the old decals...and if they're in bad condition you could have them re-done on a lazer printer.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:48 PM

Check out the  low stand of Shack Lessie , fully loaded break stand.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:58 PM

My question is , is there anybody producing decals or masks for this plane?

Thank You in advance

Martin.

You could try asking on PT..see if anyone still has the old decals...and if they're in bad condition you could have them re-done on a lazer printer.

 

I could , but I didn't , because the decal font and sizing is just too thick, too wide and too long and too sixties. ....Willian, honestly, you don't like my pictures? LOL

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:58 PM

....MUSTANGS ARE A SIGHT FOR SORE EYES.............


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everyone in the circuit switch off your radios....now switch 'em back on again......


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 11:07 PM

Thank You Jack. :)

 

(overspray n the blades)

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Lt Drysdale with P-51 of 364th Fighter Group at Honington; "I walked in, and said, "I want to fly the little one" The Group CO talked to me and said, "Lt., I want you". He Called LeMay at 3rd Division and about four days later I started my second tour in P-51's with the 364th. I should have stayed home-------- I got shot down on my second mission, evaded, and got home in Oct 44


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 11:16 PM

I could , but I didn't , because the decal font and sizing is just too thick, too wide and too long and too sixties. ....Willian, honestly, you don't like my pictures? LOL
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Love your pics... but you just make me think too much and I end up with a headache.

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 12:00 AM

Time to motivate zolts decals.

I really like that question mark


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:51 AM

Or Fundecals 

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