Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:46 AM
Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:34 PM
(About B7-M, according to various sources, it is sometimes called "Sweet thing IV", sometimes "Sweet thing II". Did you also notice that ?).
Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:03 AM
About B7-M, yes, I did. Check this photo:
but "Sweet Thing (3 and 4)" was normally the name of the squadron commander's aircraft, Lt.Col. Roy Webb, and his normal registration was B7-W. I have painted "Sweet Thing III" for the P-51B model, and I am thinking about "Sweet Thing IV":
It has been suggested that they changed the nameplate once when Webb was flying B7-M for a mission, while its normal assigned pilot was Lt. Edward B. Murdy. But we'll probably never know. Anyway, I decided to leave the name off for this paint, so I could do B7-W later. I did B7-M because I liked the way they overpainted the top of the fuselage, it seems every aircraft was different in the 361st.
meanwhile, here is another one, B7-I "Duchess of Manhattan":
with the original:
Funny detail, note the noseart on "Frankie", Sweet Thing" and the "Duchess": they all have a dot before and after the name. I wonder why?
I hope you like this one as well?
Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:44 AM
meanwhile, I'm still tinkering with the Duchess:
Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:56 PM
Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:20 AM
If you get tired of them and want to paint a different look, how about this scheme for the Little Friends P-51K? It is owned by Dick Hourigan and Judy Pay. The paint scheme represents the first P-51K (MK IVA) operated by 3 Squadron, RAAF in North Italy late November 1944. This was the scheme of the C.O.'s plane (Squadron Leader P.M.Nash).
Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:16 AM
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