RCAF Mustang Mk.l

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  1. fubar57

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    Just purchased some decals to model an RCAF Mustang Mk.l 400sq. in training unit markings. I'm trying to find a 1/48 kit but all the ones I've found lack the nose guns. I have an Accurate Miniatures P-51A kit so I'm wondering if this is convertible.

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    #2 Wurger, Jan 1, 2013
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    If you aren't going to make the engine compartment fully "equipped" it will be enough to drill two holes and attach two barrel replics of 0.5s.

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    Can't add much to that. The AM kit was the first one I thought of.
     
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    And another coincidence! Over the past few weeks, I've been looking at the kits available to do a RAF Mustang I or II. There's the AM kit, and the Academy and ICM kits (I believe the Academy is ex-Hobbycraft), and all need some mods to get the right version. That said, even without the conversion kit(s), and with a little bit of work, an acceptable result can be had with any of the kits, unless aiming for 100% accuracy when, to be honest, a micrometer would probably be needed to verify any 'off' areas.
    BTW, there's a 1/32nd scale kit due out from (if memory serves me) Special Hobby.
     
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