is a kit I had on my shelves for many years. Someone on a forum once
displayed a very nice and bright Mustang in 72 scale, with a beautiful
pin up nose art. I then checked my box to figure out that this Mustang
had fine recessed panel lines, which was a huge improvement compared to
the previous hasegawa mustangs I built before. I then decided to also
build my pin up mustang and ordered a couple of decal sheets from Kits
The build was very straightforward, cockpit interior finished in yellow zinc chromate, shadowed with US interior green, followed by a brown wash for more contrast.
invasion striped went on, the anti glare panel on the engine cowling,
then the plane was then given a coat of AK black base followed by the
AK interactive Xtreme metal aluminium.
the paint job was completed, it was time to apply the decals. Film is
very thin and they apply very gently with some drops of Micro set. The
only point of attention was the nose edge, but ultimately the two
pieces of checkerboard went on perfectly.
The spinner cowling was given a coat of white, then yellow and after masking the red was sprayed on.
one can see here below, the paint job on the engine was almost ruined
by finger prints. The AK paint does not easily accept handling and is
very sensitive to any manipulation. I had to re spray this part very
The whole model then received a spray of Klir to protect the paint from next steps.
Le modèle est mis sur ses roues, les ailerons sont mis en place de même que les porte de train et les bidons, les derniers détails sont ajoutés.