I am a huge fan of the 357th FG. They are my favorite FG of WWII. However,I don't think this particular scheme is correct. Only the upper half of the aircraft was OD. The D-Day stripes on the fuselage should wrap all the way around the fuselage. All the codes should be black (the B6). The serial number isn't correct (should be 2103 309). Your also missing the locomotive above the rear exhaust ports. There is a few other things I believe arn't correct.
I would love to see you references for this scheme. But according to Clarence E. "Bud" Anderson's website show's a different profile of "Berlin Express". It's a great website with information & profiles of the 357th FG. I reccommend bookmarking it. But please don't take this the wrong way. I would just like to see what information you have for this scheme. Excellent work none-the-less! =S=
Warwolfe, I think you did an exceptional job! The colour tones look great, and yellow is very difficult to get right, which IMO you did very well. I'm just happy there are folks like you who dedicate their time to provide our community with these beautiful works of art. Keep up the great work! Prost!
Squirral, I've sevreal books on the 51, "P51 in Action" a squadron signal book, "Pilot and plane series #5 P-51" Histoire Collections, "Combat Legend P-51 Mustang" plus more that are spread out in other books that are genrel topic type books.
One thing I might say about the Squadron books or their products in generl, is that their photos are top of the line but when it comes to correct decals and profiles they fall off the chart, not to be trusted to much in that area.
@ Rudi Thanks. I enjoy every minute of skinning, glad that others enjoy them as well.