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442 Sqn Mustang IV

By the spring of 1945, 442 Sqn RCAF was equipped with Mustang IV aircraft and it was the colourful IPMS decals that prompted me to try another Mustang.

The Tamiya 1:48 scale P-51D kit was the platform for the non-standard paint scheme.

The cockpit was built up first as usual, adding only the seat belts.
The fuselage was painted and the cockpit section added ..everything fitting perfectly.
The wheel wells were painted then the wings assembled
With the final assembly completed the model was painted with Alclad II in various shades then the trim was applied using Model Master Yellow.

The IPMS Canada decals were layered without trouble and no decal solvent was used.

Very little Tamiya Putty was needed to get the seams hidden
A bit of weathering, a few small details added and Y2*A was ready to display in my collection of RCAF aircraft. 

Many thanks to IPMS Canada fr these beautiful decals.

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