Dragon's 1/32 scale
F-51D Mustang F.A.G.
by Christos Papadopoulos
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc
Tamiya's 1/32 Spitfire IXc is available online from Squadron.com
Here is my Dragon 1/32 scale F-51 Mustang F.A.G.
Having in our possession the Mustang of the Dragon , and after I had decided to build a non-metallic camouflage , I constructed the F 51 Mustang of the Fuerza Aerea Guatemala
This is one of my four aircrafts in acrobatic flight called Quetzales ( colorful tropical birds), which took part in operations against the rebels, the period of civil war in Latin country in 1966.
Once equipped with the 32515 Placards set of Eduard, I started building the cockpit. Here the focus was on the construction of the wooden floor which was constructed from a wood adhesive tape.I added some details in the cabin area and some wiring in the area behind the pilot's seat where the bulky radio aircraft stands. I continued to strengthen the engine Packard V-1650 provides the kit , adding where necessary wiring, piping and details. Interventions have also been made in machine guns , ammunition box , landing gears, pilot seat, radio, sight , cowling rails. The typical antenna type F boomerang shape on the back of the fuselage , was easier than laminate .
The flaps are given incomplete, as intended for release up. So I had to add plastic to the perfect length , since we wanted to present them lowered, while metal adhesive tape used for the representation of the unpainted surfaces. Riddle turned to place the visor in place, which we managed with the help of epoxy putty Millipout very grating, and patience.
The particular variant Desert Lifecolor painted with colors , after having sprayed the primer No. 1 Humbrol.
The codes are as follows : UA 091 Dark Green, UA 412 Extra Dark Brown, UA 401 Tropical Tan, UA 060 Green, and UA 021 Light Grey on the lower part of the aircraft.
The new type of fuel tank , metal rails engine , landing gear and tire rims stained with the ALC-106 White Aluminium of ALCLAD.Inside the cockpit and nests landing gear stained with UA 042 Chrome Yellow Lifecolor. Also used in the X-1 Black of Tamiya, for areas where stomped technicians .
The decals were printed by me in Clear Decal Film, using an inkjet printer. Finally the model was sprayed with XF 86 Flat Clear matt varnish of Tamiya. Followed wash with Raw Umber of Winsor Newton.The beautiful tires kit soiled by MIG Pigments.
I hope you will like it! Good night from Greece!
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2016 by Christos Papadopoulos
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25 October, 2016
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