>I recently decided to put together some 1/48 scale Monogram kits to hang from
>my son's bedroom ceiling fo decoration. Among them was the Monogram P-51.
>Years ago I fell in love with a drawing or photo of a mustang in bare metal
>with a blue camo job on the upper surfaces. It seemed the way to go with the
>kit, but in trying to find photos I instead find debate as to wheither they
>were painted blue or actually in green. Does anyone have any photos or links
>to a site on the topic? Thanks!
I believe you are referring to aircraft from the 361st Fighter Group.
They had solid yelow noses as the group markings. There is a Famous
picture of 4 375th FS Aircraft in tight formation with blue sky and
white billowing clouds in the back ground. I think 3 were p-51D and 1
was a p-51B (E2-D). the plane in the forground was E2-C "Lou IV". This
is a color ww2 picture and the paint does look bluish in the picture,
but I believe that is a result of all the "blue light" fromt the sky
affecting the exposure combined with the fact that the color film of
1944 was not exactly good at reproducing colors accurately.
Anyway, The Confederate AF painted one of their flying P51D's as Lou
IV and gave it brlight blue upper surfaces--I saw it at the cleveland
airshow when I was young. From all the pictures I have see, it looks
like it should be green. Here are some links that might help ya.