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75 Years Mighty Mustang Campaign
b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: January 09, 2013
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 - 01:17 AM UTC

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Nice job on your RB-51! Looks great and is making me thirsty



Many thanks, Mike! Enjoy your drink
mrockhill
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 02:32 AM UTC
Replacement decals have arrived!!! This build is almost in the bag!

Over the weekend I got the rearview mirror attached and painted with some super chrome foil on the face.


I also got the spinner masked and painted, its far from perfect but the size and shape hide alot I think. Still im happy with it being its only the 2nd attempt. My process needs refining though, only because in this scale with the size of spinner along with my fingers and a fresh #11 blade in such close proximity its tough to see whats going on and manuipulate it all without cutting into the piece too much or getting my finger recontoured.
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Now to get some decaling done...(again)
mrockhill
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 06:34 PM UTC
Its going to be tight! I got decals done without further incident, got her futured up and dried (hopefully) and since im working in town today I gave her a heavy wash I can clean up when I stop home for lunch then some pin washes and into the hot box so I can get some flat coat on, hopefully before bed
mrockhill
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2015 - 11:36 AM UTC


Shes done!!! Im going to bed now Ill get some better pic into the gallery over the weekend
PeeJay74
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 02:21 AM UTC
Tamiya 1/48 F-51D

Well I totally missed the deadline due to vacation and work and summer in general, but I am going to finish this bird!



Everything primed and cleaned up.
mrockhill
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015 - 05:12 AM UTC
Pics finally posted in the gallery!

Keep the build going Paul, looking foward to seeing The Enchantress come to life

Im not mustanged out just yet I have a 1/48 P51b to get finished while I have all my refs out
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
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Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015 - 07:23 PM UTC
Well everyone, real life intruded pretty brutally on Friday and I have been hors de combat. I'm sorta back now, and true to my word am declaring this P-51 campaign closed. I'll be awarding ribbons right away.

Great work everyone!!

Michael
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015 - 07:31 PM UTC
Ribbons awarded. Give me a holler if I missed anyone.

Michael
PeeJay74
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Friday, September 04, 2015 - 07:45 AM UTC
Tamiya 1/48 F-51D

Still plugging away...

My air compressor decided to die unexpectedly today so now I need to get another before I can do any painting. Fortunately I was done with my work when it happened.

I decided to experiment with some of the techniques in my Aircraft Scale Modeling F.A.Q. and am pleased with the results. I need to fine tune some aspects of post-shading Alclad NFM but I like how it came out. I did the base coat of overall aircraft aluminum with some panels picked out in duraluminum and steel around the exhausts. Then I used one of the books ideas and took Tamiya Smoke to different areas and some panel lines. It gives it the impression of some wear on the different panels, and I think it made it much more interesting.









I did similar Smoke detailing on the two piece spinner, and still need to finish detailing the landing gear, props, rockets and drop tanks.

I like the effects but I need to practice them some more.
PeeJay74
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Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 03:02 AM UTC
Tamiya 1/48 F-51D

Almost done, too bad she ended up a hanger queen.








I overdid the chipping on the prop and used the kit stencils for it, I don't care for how it turned out at all. I am going to strip the blades back down and redo them with much lighter chipping and some leftover Cartograf stencils I have in the stash. The Kagero decals for Enchantress are awesome, I won't hesitate to buy more from them in the future.
PeeJay74
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2015 - 02:36 AM UTC
Tamiya 1:48 F-51D

I finally finished her, only a few months too late! More pics posted in the Hangar Queen thread.

md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2015 - 03:12 AM UTC
good for you, way to stick with it!
EHAM0624
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Monday, October 05, 2015 - 12:19 AM UTC
Paul,

Thats stunning!