New ModelArt kit - 1/32 israeli air force, P-51 Mustang

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  1. charliec

    charliec Active Member

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    <quote>
    I just bought the P-51 D MUSTANG 375 FS. After looking at the model and knowing Dr. Z's work, I found something interesting. If you zoom in on the Aircraft Registration you will notice the U.S. Army P-51D-20NA Serial Number AAF 44-72199 but the tail indicates it 44-13619. Now I would like some help here. I can not find any info about 44-13619 but I did find some on 44-72199. </quote>

    I was interested enough to do a bit of digging:

    On http://home.att.net/~jbaugher/1944_1.html:
    44-13619 - (352nd FG) lost Aug 12, 1944. Pilot POW.
    but this aircraft isn't on the site:
    http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/352ndfg.jsp

    the other serial 44-72199
    Turns up on http://home.att.net/~jbaugher/1944_5.html

    72199 (c/n 122-36658) to Swiss AF in 1948 as J-2019.

    On the littlefriends site at http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/357thfg.jsp

    44-72199 P-51D 362 Sqdn G4-A Capt. Charles E "Chuck" Weaver Artwork - Nude painting

    Interestingly a similar serial to the first one is also assigned to 362 Sqdn.

    44-13691 P-51D 362 G4-A Maj. Arval J Roberson Passion Wagon + artwork of nude reassigned to Weaver
    44-13691 P-51D 362 G4-A Capt. Charles E "Chuck" Weaver Passion Wagon + artwork of nude a/c from Roberson

    It's reasonable to see how the confusion in serials could arise.

    There's an image of 44-72199 at:
    http://www.swissmustangs.ch/7215.html?*session*id*key*=*session*id*val*

    Regards,

    Charlie
  2. Bowdenja

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    OK Y'all here it is.

    This real REALLY is a neat model........and worthy of a much better, detailed build. I enjoyed putting it together and plan to do a better job on the next one! :D
  3. Gefahren

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    Looks great to me, I never seem to get the seams to come out very smooth, so it's definatly a skill level I'm working up too.
  4. Jim Krauzlis

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    Hi, John! :D

    Great build, my friend! How about a few more pictures? :wink:

    And what is that neat looking jet on the work table? An A-4 Skyhawk perhaps? What kit is that? Inquiring minds want to know...she looks great too!

    Cheers!

    Jim
  5. Bowdenja

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    Thanks guys! :D

    Gefahren - the picture hides a bunch.......... I did not take your advice and tried to grab it one time when I droppped it. :oops:
    There's a wrinkle just behind the canopy. Too many Gs. :D

    Jim - I'll see about the pictures. I really want to try a more detailed build. And you can not hide things from you guys. That is an A-4. You've seen a couple of pictures already. I think it will be a new release....... but I'll let the designer make that call. 8)

    I really liked the build (the A-4 is an old favorite)....... there is a trick to it and once you get it it goes together pretty good! :D

    I've got a special place in my heart for those planes with tail hooks! Growing up watching them zip around the house is what got me "hooked" on planes in the first place! :wink:
  6. gera

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    Great job Bow............looks like a very clean build, really like it!!!!!!