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   With the P-51 on the way, I know you guys are going to want to do accurate skins of this great fighter. One unit of the 8th Air Force, though,  has been a bit controversial when it comes to what colors their Mustangs were painted. The 361st Fighter Group.

    They were based at Bottisham and four of their planes were photographed and the picture became one of the most famous and widely used airplane pictures of WW2. They were known as the Bottisham 4.

   The controversy arose years after the war when artists and model makers and airplane restorers were trying to figure out what color these planes were painted in. Some said blue, some insisted it was green. The pictures were in color, but faded over the years so it was hard to tell. Well, this guy wanted the answers and he's done a good job of figuring it out. If you want your 361st Mustangs the correct color, go here....https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwip68HLxt3iAhUMVN8KHTjlDLgQjhx6BAgBEAM&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.clubhyper.com%2Freference%2Fshowandtell7db_1.htm&psig=AOvVaw1-aNKRhR51XwOQjHbG95KH&ust=1560207855928224 

  Great information, and beautiful photos.

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Wow!  That is really going down the rabbit hole!  Very interesting article and inspired research- thanks, Poochnboo.  

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Well this is the first I will be doing 

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Followed by this one:

 

 

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The P-51 was used by so many nations there will be tons of inspiration for skinners to use. Hopefully we get some of the lovely late war RAF/RCAF ones with the yellow stripe markings, they look fantastic

 

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On 6/10/2019 at 1:48 AM, Poochnboo said:

   With the P-51 on the way, I know you guys are going to want to do accurate skins of this great fighter. One unit of the 8th Air Force, though,  has been a bit controversial when it comes to what colors their Mustangs were painted. The 361st Fighter Group.

    They were based at Bottisham and four of their planes were photographed and the picture became one of the most famous and widely used airplane pictures of WW2. They were known as the Bottisham 4.

   The controversy arose years after the war when artists and model makers and airplane restorers were trying to figure out what color these planes were painted in. Some said blue, some insisted it was green. The pictures were in color, but faded over the years so it was hard to tell. Well, this guy wanted the answers and he's done a good job of figuring it out. If you want your 361st Mustangs the correct color, go here....https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwip68HLxt3iAhUMVN8KHTjlDLgQjhx6BAgBEAM&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.clubhyper.com%2Freference%2Fshowandtell7db_1.htm&psig=AOvVaw1-aNKRhR51XwOQjHbG95KH&ust=1560207855928224 

  Great information, and beautiful photos.

 

Very cool. Thanks for sharing. Can´t wait for the Mustang to appear in the game. Maybe end june/early july?

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