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TOPIC: Hasegawa 1/48 P-51D Mustang - Shelf of Doom ‘19

Hasegawa 1/48 P-51D Mustang - Shelf of Doom ‘19 7 months 6 days ago #1

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As part of my Shelf of Doom clearance for the year, after the S-199, I’m keen to move on with the squadron narrative in 1/48 scale. I started the Hasegawa P-51D after I was given it by a friend with no decals and no instructions, 5 or 6 years ago.

Initially I was going to build it out of the box, but ended up adding Uktracast seat and shrouded exhausts, G-Factor fear legs, Aires gunsight, and Barracudacast wheels.

This is how the model has been in the cabinet.


One thing that has always bugged me and perhaps one of the reasons the model ended up in the cabinet, was the control surfaces were moulded as part of the wing.

Spent the last few days and removed the elevators and repositioned them, and then the flaps. I’ve now finished scratch building new flaps, ready to attach. Just a matter of finishing the cockpit and this is ready for paint. Natural metal - want to experiment with replicating worn and scuffed metal finish.
(A little help from a friend tonight too)
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Hasegawa 1/48 P-51D Mustang - Shelf of Doom ‘19 7 months 5 days ago #2

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Hi Craig,
Keen to see how the nmf goes! What type of paint will you use?
Cheers,
Richard.

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Hasegawa 1/48 P-51D Mustang - Shelf of Doom ‘19 7 months 5 days ago #3

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My go to for a full NMF is Tamiya AS-12, decanted and airbrushed, mixed with various Gunze grey acrylics for varied panel colours.

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Hasegawa 1/48 P-51D Mustang
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Hasegawa 1/48 P-51D Mustang - Shelf of Doom ‘19 7 months 5 days ago #4

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I have heard that works well for nmf. How does it go mixing with Gunze? What mix would you recommend for the painted wings on a Mustang?
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Hasegawa 1/48 P-51D Mustang - Shelf of Doom ‘19 7 months 5 days ago #5

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Mixes surprisingly well. I also thin it quite a bit to ensure a smooth surface finish. Usually do a couple of mist coats for the base colour and then a wet coat.

For the wings, would not matter so much as they were painted a silver lacquer anyway, but I’d probably mix in some grey.

This aircraft did not have puttied wings and has no upper surface roundels, so will be more NMF.

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Tamiya 1/72 F-16C Barak conversion - Modern Combat GB
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Hasegawa 1/48 P-51D Mustang
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Hasegawa 1/48 P-51D Mustang - Shelf of Doom ‘19 6 months 3 weeks ago #6

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Cool, looking forward to seeing this done.

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In Progress:
Tamiya 1/48 F-117A
Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4K
www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/38-...zaf-1-48-ta-4k-build

Completed:
Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M
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