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Revell 1/32 P-51D Early Mustang 2 months 4 weeks ago #1

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I am going to make a start on this build tonight. Aside from the HGW fabric harness set I have, I will most likely build OOB. The detail is pretty decent as it is.
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Watching this with interest KM. I've always liked the LouIV aircraft... dates back to the early seventies when I bought this as a nipper...

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Cockpit started last night. Minimal clean up required so far (there's a small amount of flash on some parts). I've filled a couple of ejector pin marks, which in reality probably won't be seen. Some of the other manufacturers could take a page out of Revell's book regarding ejector pin placement.

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OH, Pretty plastic Parts. Will be watching with bated breath---well great interest any way :P

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Cockpit sub assemblies built. Some lovely details.


Have also added some wiring to the battery terminals using lead wire and Tamiya masking tape cut into thin strips for the binding.


Hoping to start priming and painting tomorrow night.
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Some nice detail outta the box ..I have their new tool Fw190.. hopefully it will be the same! I will be watching this!
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Nice start and detail.
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A whole lot of black primer applied. Next will be masking and spraying the interior green.

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Revell 1/32 P-51D Early Mustang 2 months 3 weeks ago #10

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Interior green airbrushed over the primer leaving some of the black to show through to give the impression of fading and also some shadow effects to the recesses.



Detail painting will come next. I'm going to basecoat the rudder pedals and seat with aluminium and use the hairsray technique to impart worn paint revealing the metal.
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Looking good so far.

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Used the hairspray technique to achieve the wear on the seat and rudder pedals. I usually use Tamiya's lacquer thinner to thin their acrylics, but for the hairspray technique I use their acrylic thinner. It's not as durable, so it chips a lot easier.




I was going to use oils to paint woodgrain effect on the cockpit floor, but am now thinking I may use the wood decals I am developing. They wood effect is going to be painted over with black and worn through in areas.




Detail painting has also been started.

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Decided to go with my woodgrain decals. Didn't do the entire floor section because I will only be wearing away the black topcoat that's to come, in small areas. The decals stick down great over the small bolt details.

More detail painting tonight. I'm highlighting the edges of the swirch panels with grey applied with an 000 brush.


Drybrushing dark grey oils on these parts just to add some interest in the way of some patina.



Instrument panel has also been drybrushed to highlight the bezel detail and the switches and selectors are also being picked out with greys and reds.
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Detail painting continues. Am going to add some more chips and scratches with Tamiya XF-4 before applying the decals and adding some washes and pigments.



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Nice clean paintwork, liking it so far.
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Detail painting continues with XF-4 chipping applied.

Photo shows before and after;
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Detail painting completed




Layer of hairspray applied and followed with Tamiya rubber black which was left to dry for a few minutes and then moistened with water before gently scrubbing with an old brush to reveal the wood underneath.




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Hey KM, I'm interested in picking up a 1/32 Mustang P-51D but have read some modellers have experienced poor quality canopy parts in the Revell kit with mould flow lines in the clear that cannot be polished out. How's your kit canopy parts out of interest? I'm wondering whether to save the bother of sending endless parts requests to Revell (I ordered some replacement decals from Revell in May last year and I still have nothing) and just buy a Tamiya kit instead?

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No issues with the molding on my kit. It's nice not having seam lines to polish out.


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Looking very good indeed.


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Terry wrote: Hey KM, I'm interested in picking up a 1/32 Mustang P-51D but have read some modellers have experienced poor quality canopy parts in the Revell kit with mould flow lines in the clear that cannot be polished out. How's your kit canopy parts out of interest? I'm wondering whether to save the bother of sending endless parts requests to Revell (I ordered some replacement decals from Revell in May last year and I still have nothing) and just buy a Tamiya kit instead?


The Tamiya clear parts will fit the Revell kit with some minor fettling. You can order them as spares via a LHS...

They are much better than the kit offering and the rear canopy will sit correctly when fitted the Revell parts won’t. Which may or may not bother you.

The Tamiya kit is far better. The Revell kit has a great cockpit and is cheap if you buy sensibly. That’s what it has going for it.

There are a few little niggles on assembly to sort out to get stuff fully aligned. It’s not a bad kit it’s intended to be a budget competitor to Tamiya.

I think if you want the definitive 1/32 P-51D then get the Tamiya Kit.

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Interesting stuff re the Tamiya canopy, John.

Cockpit placards applied using kit supplied decals. With all the discussions going on in several Facebook groups re the necessity to clear coat before decaling, I've applied these straight over the base coat. No issues with silvering. I will apply a clearcoat to seal them in and prepare for the pin washes that are to come.





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Really enjoying watching this come together. B)

Keep up the good work.

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Nice work on the cockpit and the placards and markings
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Beautiful work so far. I love the idea of using the hairspray method for the seat....I hadn't though of that for interior pieces! I'll remember that in future builds!
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Radiators primed in black and then drybrushed with Mr Metal Color

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That’s a good busy cockpit. The weathering sells it nicely. Not overdone.
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Have started on the washes in the cockpit. AK's Streaking Grime applied and excess removed.

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Nice and subtle. Did they clean the cockpit floor out regularly to get rid of bout mud etc?

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Bishop wrote: Nice and subtle. Did they clean the cockpit floor out regularly to get rid of bout mud etc?


Not too sure mate. I'm going to be added some pigments to dirty things up a little.


Kit decal applied to the IP. Looks great.

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