Decals came from the same sheet as the SAAF decals. As mentioned before, I was a little disappointed with the Print Scale decals.
Print Scale decals are very thin, which is useful as they look good once applied, but boy were they a pain to use! They fold at the drop of a hat. This happened 2 2 decals, they curled up into a ball and therefore were unusable.
The registration/line up of the USA ‘bars and stars’ was out. I had to purchase some extras from MicroScale decals.
It is a shame about the decals, as Print Scale do some very interesting sets. With this in mind, I personally will not be buying them again.
I still have a couple of options left on the sheet I purchased (72-300), which I will attempt to use in another build, especially the RAAF version.
The actual build of the Airfix 1/72 P-51D Mustang kit (A68208) was quite easy, no real issues to name. The under carriage seems a little fragile, but this seems to be the case with most smaller 1/72 kits.
I Painted the aluminium using Tamiya XF-16 Flat Aluminium thinned with Tamiya X-20A Thinner which I have to say, sprayed perfectly for me. Without doubt I will be moving over to Tamiya paints when I need to buy replacements. For the black areas, I used Vallejo Model Air Black 71.057, which I actaully find sprays OK.
Anyway, lets see the finished article…
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