Author Topic: Mustang Mk.IV No 3 Sqn RAAF, Italy 1945 - Airfix 1:48  (Read 164 times)

Offline Rod The Fixer

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Mustang Mk.IV No 3 Sqn RAAF, Italy 1945 - Airfix 1:48
« on: December 30, 2021, 06:36:33 AM »
Hi everyone,
to join this GB, I am starting to assemble this Airfix kit::


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr

to make this aircraft:


A brief history:
In early April 1945 'Dusty' Lane claimed one of No 3 Sqn RAAF's few victories on the Mustang III/IV when he shot down an Fi 156 over Yugoslavia.
He flew KH676 regularly throughout the latter part of the month, including twice on the 25th in attacks on canal lock gates.
The following day Lane attacked a ferry crossing in it, despite being opposed by heavy flak.
The Mustang 111/IVs of No 3 Sqn RAAF proclaimed their Australian ownership by having their fins painted blue,onto which the unit applied the stars of the Southern Cross.

A quick look inside the box:


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr

Eduard cockpit..


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr
« Last Edit: January 03, 2022, 07:53:56 PM by Rod The Fixer »

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Mustang Mk.IV No 3 Sqn RAAF, Italy 1945 - Airfix 1:48
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2021, 07:14:00 AM »
It is quite a nice looking kit in the box.

I'll be watching to see how well this goes together, as I have one in the stash to build exactly thus.

Eduard cockpit set? Hmmm, have to think on that!
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: Mustang Mk.IV No 3 Sqn RAAF, Italy 1945 - Airfix 1:48
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2021, 12:53:03 AM »
Note there is some belief that the spinner on CV*A was not red but rather sky blue - see here & below:





Note also that the front 'leg' of the "A" was slightly wonky:




Finally, note the crocodile on the tail:

All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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But you can make the Bastard work for it.

Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: Mustang Mk.IV No 3 Sqn RAAF, Italy 1945 - Airfix 1:48
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2022, 11:49:31 PM »
Main part of cockpit assembled


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr