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P51 Lou IV

P51 Lou IV

P51 Lou IV

 

 

by Scott Sclafani

This is a model of Lou IV, a fighter from the 361 st Fighter Group of the 8th Air Force flying out of Bottisham, England.

 

There’s a famous color photo of this plane that shows a blue camo scheme, which has been hotly debated. It was, in fact, a field applied camo Army olive drab and RAF Dark Green.

 

I built this model straight out of the box, using Testors model master paint throughout and artist oil for panel line definition. Lou IV was piloted by Tom Christian Jr, who had no aerial vicoties and was killed shortly after the famed color photo was shot.

 

Photo by Jeff Junker