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7 years 2 months ago #31 by Fritz
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Man, you make em fast! Looking awesome dude!

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7 years 2 months ago #32 by Tiger
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What Fritz said.
Looks great Ian
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7 years 2 months ago #33 by Tony Lee
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I really love the razor backs :woohoo:

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7 years 2 months ago - 7 years 2 months ago #34 by IAN
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Last update before finish:

Decals on, paint chipping using good old Humbrol 56 and a good #1 sable brush, and a simple panel line wash with Raw Umber/Paynes Grey mixed roughly 60/40 and diluted with ordinary turps.

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On the underside I take a tiny spot of the oil paint straight from the tube, place it where I want it then use a clean brush with no turps and brush it back with the airflow. sometimes I'll work it a little to 'feather' the effect.


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I took these pics this morning before I worked a little more on it. As this is written, I've finished the whole thing other than matting it down and final assembly. Might get time to do that tomorrow afternoon after work.

AFN.

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7 years 2 months ago #35 by Grant
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Very nice build! :)
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7 years 2 months ago #36 by Glenn
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very nice Ian,looks really good :)
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7 years 2 months ago #37 by Nosferatu
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Very Nice Ian!!

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7 years 2 months ago - 7 years 2 months ago #38 by IAN
Kit: Tamiya 61047
Paint: Camouflage - Xtracolour enamels. Invasion stripes, ID stripes, interior, tyres – Tamiya acrylics. Pylons, wheel hubs, undercarriage legs and wheel bays – Alclad lacquer.
Decals: Microscale 48-139
Extras: Ultracast resin exhausts, Eduard Zoom set. Vac-form ‘Malcolm’ canopy.


North American P-51B Mustang
Assigned to: Maj. Howard ‘Deacon’ Hively
334th FS, 4th FG, US 8th Air Force
Debden, June 1944

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Lost count of how many Tamiya P-51’s I’ve built over the years, but what I do know is that this is easily my best. Took just over a month from start to finish, just grabbing an hour or two bench-time here and there.

Particularly pleasing on this build is that I deliberately tried to replicate the ‘hasty’ application of the invasion stripes. Really difficult to pull-off without the project ending-up looking like a badly painted and rushed model. I think I’ve done it – no two stripes are the prescribed 18” scale width, they aren’t straight and a little patchy in ‘depth’.

You can see from the accompanying photo ‘The Deacon’ was heavily paint chipped and dirty, again, an effect I’ve tried to replicate.

Really enjoyed this (hassle free) project and very happy with the end result. As ever thanks for the support and taking the time to look, and happy to answer any questions, comments and criticism.

AFN

Ian
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7 years 2 months ago #39 by Wally
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Top notch I reckon.

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7 years 2 months ago #40 by Fritz
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That looks bloody awesome Ian!

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7 years 2 months ago #41 by 1/35th Battalion
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Woa .. . .

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Revell 1/24 '77 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 - getting the "Mad-Maxed" treatment - moving to the "Diorama" GB

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7 years 2 months ago #42 by Glenn
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choice :)
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7 years 2 months ago #43 by Gary
Really nice work Ian, I like the subtle weathering, oil stains etc, sets it off nicely.



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7 years 2 months ago #44 by IAN
Thanks Gaz (and everyone else), really appreciate the positive comments. Like I said, last time I 'enjoyed' a build this much was the MiG 17 last year. Highly recommend a Tamiya P-51B/C to any builder of aircraft models as a (guaranteed ?) cure for AMS, anytime !!

Thassit for this one, next-up I'm going to finish the Starfighter I started a couple of months back, then something new, grey and stupidly big !!

Stay tuned.

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