Continuing my love of esoteric schemes for WW2 warbirds I chose the El Salvador air force (Fuerza Aérea Salvadoreña) for this P51D from Italeri. I had a lot of fun with this one. It's appropriately beat up and grimy =D
El Salvador operated a squadron of seven P51D's in what was (hilariously) named the 'Soccer War' against Honduras in 1969.
Interestingly, Honduras also operated ex USAAF aircraft meaning that both sides used obsolete allied aircraft against each other!
I love that shit!
This kit was a bit tricky to put together, those prop blades broke off more times than I care to remember...
The 1969 conflict was the last time the Mustang was used offensively.
Look at how grubby that looks, fantastic =)
The base is a CD... I like using CD's.
The original idea was to have a display base for many planes. The little horseshoe shaped thing is a washer I cut in half to magnetize it to the base stem.
I actually found it really hard to get photos of what the ground looks like in El Salvador... this is the artists impression...
'KING KONG GRAB PLANE!'
'Off we go, into the wild blue yonder!'
Most of the scheme came from these pics.
The next one gets this on its nose =)
Cool, so next up will be the three Focke Wulf's, and following that, something with camels!