Post-War RCAF Mustang

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  1. Catch22

    Catch22 Well-Known Member

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    So seeing Andy's Mustangs has made me want to start my Tamiya 1/48 (almost bought another 1/32 :rolleyes:) P-51D soon. I will be building it as serial number Mustang IV 9564, which was apparently a P-51D-25-NA with a USAAF serial of 44-72902. I have attached the only picture I've seen of it. My question is what (if anything) needs to be done to make it an RCAF Mustang, or anything specific I need to fix on the kit for that matter? I've looked all over the place for information regarding the RCAF's post-war Mustangs and have come up with virtually nothing. There's apparently an IPMS article by Randy Lutz that details these things but I cannot find it anywhere. All I really know is that at one point they were painted silver instead of being left in a NMF. Thanks.

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    Here's another one from the same squadron, though a different aircraft.

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    Cool. What's the emblem on the side?
     
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    Email sent Cory.

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    It's a bear. I can't find a better picture than this for now, but it gives you an idea.

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    And thanks a ton George, that was fast!
     
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    Here is the emblem of the 402nd RCAF Squadron that can be seen but partially only. And below the enlarged part of the decal sheet.

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    great decal set!
     
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    Great pics, thanks Wojtek! Do you happen to have a wider crop of that photo?
     
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    That's what I was looking for, thanks!
     
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    My pleasure.
     
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    INCOMING!!!!! Check your email



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    Good stuff guys! I like these post war RCAF Mustangs, ours were rather bland in comparison...
     

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