1:32 Mustang Mk 3,KH616, CV-J of No 3 squadron,RAAF,Italy 1944-45

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  1. bemay

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    user name:bemay
    first name:bruce
    category:intermediate
    scale:1/32
    manufacturer:trumpeter
    type:mustang 3

    Hi all,the kit i'll be doing in this build is a mustang Mk 3 of number 3 squadron RAAF based in Italy in 44-45 still to do some research on this unit.the kit already comes with photo- etch and rubber tyres and i will be using the kit decals. cheers
     

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    Very cool choice Bruce, looking forward to it.
     
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    Really looking forward to this one! Always wanted to see a build of this kit, and wouldn't mind one myself (USAAF version), even though there are a couple of inaccuracies apparently. Don't like the price though!
     
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    G'd on'ya Bruce, another Aussie for the pot and it looks like a nice kit
     
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    Aussie Mustang..:D..good choice Bruce, look forward to it mate!
     
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    Great entry Bruce, looking forward to this one! 8)

    Cheers

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    Nice one mate!
     
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    great choice
     
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    Looking forward to this one. Love the scheme.
     
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    Nice one Bruce. That's a big plane. :)
     
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    cheers guys ,i have not yet found any photos of this particular aircraft but i doubt there are any as KH616 came on strength with 3 squadron on the 18-11-1944 and was shot down on the 26-12-1944, the pilot w/o j.quinn managed to bail out, he was wounded and captured by the germans(quinn was the last casualty of the squadron). There are problems with this profile the spinners were painted red not blue and this aircraft may not of had the malcom hood in photos i have seen they had aircraft with both types and were operating both mustang 3's and 4's (P-51D) at the same time.
     
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    #14 ozhawk40, Nov 15, 2010
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    Here's a photo for you Bruce. It's from the book 'Southern Cross Mustangs' by David Muir, together with a couple of profiles of this aircraft. :shock::rolleyes: It's not like the Trumpeter version, that's for sure!


    Cheers

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    thank's ozhawk for the photo i have now got a copy of southern cross mustangs and it's a very detailed read.work on the mustang has been slow but here are a few photos so far, this aircraft is nothing like the profile and the trumpeter instructions are rather a problem too.cheers
     

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    Good start mate.
     
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    Anymore happening on this Bruce?some nice markings you have for this crate I like them alot.I have been waiting for MAI to post the markings for some Stangs that were Aussie and British squadrons to replicate for my 1/24 kit.Cheers
     
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