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I've narrowed my choices of able-to-attempt Vermont markings to these two.  Assuming the colors on #1 are yellow and black, and assuming #2 is an accurate profile (hmm), which would you do?

 

I like #1 for the stripe....I like #2 for the buzz number. 

 

Which would you choose if it was yours?

 

I won't ask after this, I promise....

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564. Sorry I have to go against the masses here. I think the command stripe makes it look more like a Reno racer than a military aircraft.

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3 hours ago, Whiskey said:

564. Sorry I have to go against the masses here. I think the command stripe makes it look more like a Reno racer than a military aircraft.

 

Exactly, the "military look" of the buzz number is what keeps me coming back....originally was hoping to do one that had both stripe and buzz numbers, but it got too confusing trying to figure out what colors were used on those planes....

 

...ugh....

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I like the way that the "U.S. Air Force" is in smaller lettering size than the rest as it's there, you can see it, but it's more indescreet than the rest.

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Andy, Just simply beautiful! I am jealous now.  The sister squadron in New Hampshire flew primarily Hs, but also had several Ds on hand. I promised myself that I would finish as many bench queens as I could this year, but you now have me hankering to do a 133rd FIS machine. 🤔😎

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Late to the party but I am liking the one with the stripe, 939, seems to add

more class to it. I lived not far from Vt growing up as a kid, lived in Berkshires

in Taxachusetts. We had F-51H Mustangs until 1954 in ANG. I was 2 years old

when the guard went to F-94Bs. I always wanted to do the F-51H but is there

even a kit of it ? jon

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Thanks, the 1/48 Modelsvit is the way to go. It seems to have the best detailing.

Now I need to find color images of MASS ANG F-51Hs and see if there are any decals.

I found this color one and a B&W with a spiraled nose. jon

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1 hour ago, jonwinn said:

 

Now I need to find color images of MASS ANG F-51Hs and see if there are any decals.

I found this color one and a B&W with a spiraled nose. jon

 

 

I'm told the one behind the Vermont "H" here is a Massachusetts bird....

 

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14 hours ago, jonwinn said:

Thanks, the 1/48 Modelsvit is the way to go. It seems to have the best detailing.

Now I need to find color images of MASS ANG F-51Hs and see if there are any decals.

I found this color one and a B&W with a spiraled nose. jon

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Jonwinn, Modelsvit 1/48 F-51H kit comes with 101st FIS Mass ANG & 133rd FIS NH ANG decals.  R/ Dutch

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