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World War II: USA
Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
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1/48 P-51D Tamiya
Venko555
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Posted: Thursday, October 06, 2016 - 10:05 AM UTC
Hi,

PE means PhotoEtch in short, sorry for not explaining

I used only parts from left-over photoetch frets, all is scratch work, no aftermarket here, except the resin wheels (the reason is that I have lost the wheel rim for the plastic one).

Regards,

Venelin
julionav
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Posted: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 11:19 PM UTC
This build is driving me crazy, its awesome. I have sooo many questions!!

It look incredible!

How did you do the landing flaps? Did you use any aftermarket parts?

My head is spinning!
julionav
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Posted: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 11:12 PM UTC
This is a great build but I wish you would explain to greater detail. Those of us who have very little experience in altering and using after market stuff are very interested in knowing your techniques and methods in deeper detail.

For example, what does PE mean?
julionav
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Posted: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 11:04 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hello!

I want to present my work of this iconic aircraft of WW2 : P-51D Mustang.
Kit is from Tamiya, one of the best 1/48 aircraft models IMHO.



I will represent the bird of capt. Donald S. Bryan, "The Little one" . Markings are from Eagle strike "Blue nose Birds of Bodney" .





Main construction is almost complete, I will show pictures later, have to do some improvements.

Minimum aftermarket will be used here (only resin wheels and canopy mask from Eduard), most is scratch.

Some work on the landing gear:





Thanks!

V




what did you do to the struts? or are the altered ones aftermarket?

I am going to build the same kit soon.
wing_nut
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Posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 11:09 PM UTC
Did some catchin' up on this one. Really nice. Like that added detail of the paint over spray on the prop.
Venko555
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Posted: Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 12:00 PM UTC
Thank You, Diego!

Really like the P-51 and surely will make another, the new from MENG probably

Regards,

Venelin
GhostHawk
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Cordoba, Argentina
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Posted: Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 04:20 AM UTC
Hi:

Really excelent work...!!! Very inspirating...!

Thanks...
Venko555
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Posted: Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 10:57 AM UTC
Thank you very much!

I really enjoyed this build and appreciated the support!

I have put two Elf headlights 2mm, for the mirrors and now the P-51 is finished:



Cheers!

:-H

Venelin
BlackWidow
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Posted: Friday, June 17, 2016 - 10:38 PM UTC
Venelin, that's a really nice display for your pony. Everything looks just right. Congrats on your finished build!

Torsten
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, June 17, 2016 - 03:02 AM UTC
Venelin,
Excellent display!

Well done,

Gaz
Joel_W
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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 10:14 PM UTC
Venelin,
That's really one nice base. The perfect display for the P-51D.
Joel
Venko555
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Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 12:32 PM UTC
Wash, pigments and static grass applied on the base. Some cleaning and tough up on the frame left. The bird sits very nice, I have to put only the mirrors











Cheers!
Venko555
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Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 10:47 PM UTC
Progress with the base. The concrete squares are 8cm, painted with various colors, pre-shading etc., then oil dot filter with three oils-Light, Dark Grey and Buff. There will be washes and pigments after.

Soil is homemade paste from White glue/Talcum powder in ratio 1/2, mixed with Earth pigments and brown acrylic paint. I will put static grass in the end



Thanks!

V
Venko555
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Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 12:41 PM UTC
Thank you!

Only the two mirrors on the canopy remained. I decided to make them out of spare clear frame, from 1/35 Panzer . They are 2mm in diameter, which is close enough, comparing to the Tamiya Spitfire (which I have in my stash) mirror. They are same on both Mustangs and Spitfires





Well, another thing. By the Murphy law, I found in the Quickboost news for June, that they released correct propeller w/tool and spinner, for Tamiya Mustangs (they are a bit off shape).
And that when the bird is almost finished, arghhh... Maybe I will replace it, still not decided yet



Cheers!

Cheers!
spaarndammer
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Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 04:14 PM UTC
Beautiful Mustang! The curve of the blue nose is sprayed very so good!



Jelger
Venko555
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Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 02:06 PM UTC
Wash on the wheels with mixture of AK Dust+Earth effects. Now the diamond pattern shows better:





Thanks!
V
Venko555
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Posted: Friday, June 10, 2016 - 08:33 PM UTC
Thanks, glad you like it!

Forgot only the landing light, here it is



Cheers!
AussieReg
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Posted: Friday, June 10, 2016 - 07:31 PM UTC
Coming together beautifully Venelin, great build!
As Joel said, the detail on those prop cuffs based on the original images is a really nice touch, one I will definitely remember.

Cheers, D
Joel_W
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Posted: Friday, June 10, 2016 - 07:04 PM UTC
Venelin,
The finished P-51D looks outstanding. Just the right amount of weathering, yet nothing is over done. As for the prop cuffs, once the blades were glued in place, the effect is just perfect. What a great find.
Joel
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Posted: Thursday, June 09, 2016 - 06:52 PM UTC
Very nicely done.

Cheers,
C.
Venko555
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Posted: Thursday, June 09, 2016 - 01:37 PM UTC
Almost done, a bit of dust, oil etc. and proceeding with the base









Thanks!

V
Venko555
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Posted: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 08:07 PM UTC
Landing gear is ready, when I finish with the weathering, will put the propellers





Cheers!

V
Venko555
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Posted: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 - 09:38 PM UTC

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i guess it is just a matter of if whoever was painting the nose was "inspired" enough to mask off the blades.-lol-


joe





Meantime, leaving the different effects to dry, I'm working on the base. Simple picture frame 20x25cm, balsa wood for the sides and filling with insulation foam and cork.



Thanks!

V
bomber14
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Posted: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 - 05:23 PM UTC
i guess it is just a matter of if whoever was painting the nose was "inspired" enough to mask off the blades.-lol-


joe
Venko555
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Posted: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 - 02:22 PM UTC
Thanks!

I haven't seen that overspray, on the propellers cuffs, on most bluenosed P-51 models .

I'm working on the base also, it will represent landing strip with some grass on the sides.

Cheers!

V