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 Post subject: Tamiya 1/48 P-51D Mustang
PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:38 pm 
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The build will be Col John C Mayer's 'Petie' 8th AF fighter.

No sprue or decal shots for this one, the kit has many detached parts and someone tried to start it (it had no wing parts, got them from tamiya).

First order of business was the interior zinc cromate color, I didn't have any so i mixed some old testors yellow and green and came up with the correct color.
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Next the cockpit is assembled and painted, as is col mayers. Part of the PE included a nice instrument panel whick I added.
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This is glued in the fuselage
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The engine cover, exhausts and prop spinner are assembled and all of this is sprayed medium blue, the first 2 pics it looks light, the third shows the correct color.
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 Post subject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 P-51D Mustang
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:33 pm 
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Nice Start Chris

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 Post subject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 P-51D Mustang
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:34 pm 
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Now dry, the blue is masked off
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The wings are added, excellent fit BTW
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The rest of the main construction is also done and she is preped for painting
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The model is now sprayed with black laquer and allowed to dry
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Rustoleum metallic silver is now sprayed on, this will take a day to dry completly
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The wheel wells and tail doors are painted zinc cromate while tyhe silver is drying
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 Post subject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 P-51D Mustang
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:29 pm 
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I recently picked up the new Airfix Mustang. This has got me wanting to build it but I need to wait because of all the current projects I got going on. I'll be watching this one and looking out for some more of those new Airfix kits. Can never have enough Mustangs.

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 Post subject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 P-51D Mustang
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:59 pm 
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As usual, the rustoleum looks great. Coming along well, Chris.

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 Post subject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 P-51D Mustang
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The nose tape is removed and the blue touched up
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The decals are added next..these were very bad, the Tamiya decals had a matt finish and didn';t adhere well at all, I had to replace the wing markings and the gas messages, as a result I left off most of the stencils
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Landing gear and drop tanks added
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I started doing the weathering and highlights, with a sharp #2 pencil, following the engraved panel lines
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 Post subject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 P-51D Mustang
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:44 am 
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Looking sharp

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 Post subject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 P-51D Mustang
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Gotta agree with Mike. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 P-51D Mustang
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:56 pm 
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Thanks boys

Detail work is done underneath
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The entire aircraft is now highlighted with a pencil
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The antena is added and the landing lights painted
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And the job is done
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 Post subject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 P-51D Mustang
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:37 am 
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I love it i must het myself a bluenose

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