I started this kit before Christmas ..........
Its a new tool kit that was released in 2012 as a Red Tail Mustang serial A01004, and has also been a starter kit with an RAF Mustang IV. This kit, serial A01004A was re-issued during 2018 with the 'Blue Nose' Decals.
On with the build but I won't bore you with too much blurb as the kit has probably already been posted and its fairly straight forward with excellent panel fit. As usual I start with the cockpit area and pilot.
For many years when building a single engined aircraft I have painted the nose sections of the fuselage and propeller before the fuselage halves are closed to prevent painting moveable parts and difficult arears later. I have continued with method even though I have now moved onto airbrushing.
But the build progressed quickly and was almost ready for some paint.
I missed a couple of stages during the painting and the Mustang was ready for some decaling. The build then got put to 1 side while I finished an Opel Blitz Ambulance build, and my first 1:48th Scale build, the Airfix Curtiss Tomahawk Mk.II.
The Mustang is now finished apart from navigation lights and awaiting a new permanent display spot?
Thats it for now ......... !