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RAF Mustang MkI, photo recon. Hobby Boss 1:32

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RAF Mustang MkI, photo recon. Hobby Boss 1:32

Post by charlie » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:32 pm

Another recently complete commission for same client. For a 1:32 kit, it was bereft of detail and the carb intake on the nose was completely misshaped so I sculpted a new form for it. My first foray into creating D-Day markings so I am quite pleased with the results (much easier than I anticipated!). :Biggrin

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Re: RAF Mustang MkI, photo recon. Hobby Boss 1:32

Post by Dutch » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:21 am

Very pretty.

I prefer the early pre bubble canopy Mustangs for some strange reason.

Didn't know they popped 20mm cannon in them (they are 20mms aren't they?) - thought they always stuck with the 50 cals.
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Re: RAF Mustang MkI, photo recon. Hobby Boss 1:32

Post by charlie » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:11 pm

Cheers Dutch, yes they are 20mm cannon. It's a pretty aeroplane apart from that sicky-out nose bit!
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Re: RAF Mustang MkI, photo recon. Hobby Boss 1:32

Post by Sparky » Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:42 am

Very nice. Thanks for posting the four pictures for all-around detail. 1/32nd gives great canvas for detail.

Are those landing lights on both wings or the photo-recon camera ports?
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Post by charlie » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:12 pm

Yes Sparky, they are landing lights, the camera is mounted behind the rhe pilot (note hole in the rear cockpit window). ☺
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Re: RAF Mustang MkI, photo recon. Hobby Boss 1:32

Post by Hatter » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:30 am

I feel like I read somewhere that some squadrons painted the D-Day markings on with brooms in contrast to the perfectionist modeller!

Stunning as usual, you STUD MUFFIN.
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Re: RAF Mustang MkI, photo recon. Hobby Boss 1:32

Post by Jacko » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:15 pm

Very nice. How was it used tactically. I guess due to the cammo it was low level
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