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WIP : Tamiya 1/72 P-51D Mustang Pt.2

AURI (Indonesian Air Force) flew P-51s in the late 1950s. This Mustang will be in F-338’s markings, which is one of the few AURI aircraft to score an air-to-air victory: it shot down a B-26 piloted by a CIA agent during the Permesta rebellion.

The nose was masked and sprayed and the prop was painted separately. It’s nicely attached to the fuselage with a polycap. This particular Mustang had a unique bent antenna on the spine which I scratchbuilt with 0.5mm placard.

The decals are from a local decal maker Cap Jempol Metal (literally meaning ‘metal fingerprint’). The instructions also includes details of the bent antenna and stencils for the pattern on the nose which I transferred onto masking tape. The nose pattern was sprayed with Black Grey.

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