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Completed 1/11/17 Academy 1/72 P-51D Mustang

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  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Completed 1/11/17 Academy 1/72 P-51D Mustang
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, January 07, 2017 5:43 PM

Here is my next project build.  I've already built a Academy 1/72 Mustang dressed in OD.  This will be a NMF Mustang.  This is one of the Christmas presents from Mrs. Toshi.  I'm glad I have something to keep me busy especially in this North East Ohio winter weather.  It's a balmy 7 degrees right now!  LOL!  

This build will be OOB.  Simple yet nice, I hope.  It will give me a breather after assembling the C-54D Skymaster.  That was one fun yet very involved build.  I still have a Academy 1/72 TBF Avenger waiting as well as a Academy 1/48 P-38 Lightning with Eduard Brassin AM.

Toshi

 

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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    August, 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Saturday, January 07, 2017 6:16 PM

It's tiny!  Lol.  I don't think I could do one of those in that scale.  It has to be about the same size as a P-39 right?  If so I'd have to stick with 1/48, or better yet 1/32.

Totally agree with you on the weather, it's in the teens here currently. 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 07, 2017 6:35 PM

Good to see you doing more in a proper scale Toshi Wink. What you using for the NMF.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Trumpeter 1/35th AS90   

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, January 07, 2017 10:50 PM

Keyda81

It's tiny!  Lol.  I don't think I could do one of those in that scale.  It has to be about the same size as a P-39 right?  If so I'd have to stick with 1/48, or better yet 1/32.

Totally agree with you on the weather, it's in the teens here currently. 

 

Yes, it's tiny but not as tiny as a 1/144!  LOL!  It's actually not bad at all and Academy does a pretty decent job in fit and finish.  Thank you so much for your support in my projects!

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, January 07, 2017 10:51 PM

Bish

Good to see you doing more in a proper scale Toshi Wink. What you using for the NMF.

 

LOL!  I'm using Vallejo Metal Color.  Never tried this before.

 

 

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, January 07, 2017 10:52 PM

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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Posted by fermis on Saturday, January 07, 2017 11:16 PM

These are quite nice for a quick, simple, "decompression" build, after a long project!Toast

The first time I did this kit...the decals wanted no part of being cooperative. It was as if there was somewhere between little and zero adhesive. They were also fairly translusent.

The second time around, just a couple years ago, I jazzed it up a but with different decals and an engine...

I stuck it in the display case at my airport...so I wouldn't have to look at it much!

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, January 07, 2017 11:26 PM

I nearly picked up this kit before Christmas. 

Subscibing!

I expect you'll do this one just as fabulously as your last one. 

You're getting really good at these NMF paint schemes. :)

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, January 07, 2017 11:27 PM

fermis

These are quite nice for a quick, simple, "decompression" build, after a long project!Toast

The first time I did this kit...the decals wanted no part of being cooperative. It was as if there was somewhere between little and zero adhesive. They were also fairly translusent.

The second time around, just a couple years ago, I jazzed it up a but with different decals and an engine...

I stuck it in the display case at my airport...so I wouldn't have to look at it much!

 

You nailed it; a decompression build.  I don't think there's anything you've built that isn't worth looking at.  Thanks for sharing sir!

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, January 07, 2017 11:29 PM

M. Brindos

I nearly picked up this kit before Christmas. 

Subscibing!

I expect you'll do this one just as fabulously as your last one. 

You're getting really good at these NMF paint schemes. :)

 

Thank you for subscribing.  I'll do my best at the Mustang NMF.

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Saturday, January 07, 2017 11:31 PM

Toshi

   I don't think there's anything you've built that isn't worth looking at.  

I appreciate that...but, it just looks like a turd next to the rest in the stable.

All are Airfix, except for the Tamiya at top/left.

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, January 07, 2017 11:34 PM

WOW!  WOW!  WOW, fermis, that's an awesome collection!

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, January 08, 2017 5:56 AM
This is a really nice kit. Can't wait to see you do your magic.

 

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 7:09 PM

Sorry it took me a few days to reply.  A flu held me back but I'm feeling much better.  

I will do my best in building this kit.  Thank you sir for the read and reply.

Toshi

 

 

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 7:16 PM

The Vallejo Acrylic Metal Color is AB ready.  The NMF is beautiful but...

It is extremely sensitive to pressure above 20psi.  It starts to separate.  Under or at 15psi. it atomizes perfectly.  You need a very good coat of primer and a light mist of a coat of Vallejo Metal Color.

Besides this issue of which I also utilized a MAC Iwata valve to correct this, I highly recommend this paint.  Just be mindful that it's extremely sensitive.  Here are a few photos of the process.

Toshi

 

 

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 7:18 PM

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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  • From: Rochester, New York USA
Posted by rocker286 on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 8:28 PM

Looks like your 'Stang is coming along nicely! Love that metal finish! 

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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 8:43 PM

rocker286

Looks like your 'Stang is coming along nicely! Love that metal finish! 

 

Thank you rocker286.  I too like the way the NMF turned out.  Again as I reiterate, this paint is extremely sensitive.  Thanks for the visit.

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 9:53 PM

Nice work there Toshi. Don't think i have seen that paint used before.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Trumpeter 1/35th AS90   

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  • From: West Chester,Ohio
Posted by roger_wilco on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 1:22 AM

Wow! That's looking mighty sharp Toshi! I have the Academy P-51B kit in my stash. I build mainly 1/72 aircraft (along with 1/144 & 1/48 too.) Watching your build with extreme interest.

"Build what YOU want, the way YOU want, and above all have fun!" - RIP Modeler Al. 

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 4:15 AM

Bish

Nice work there Toshi. Don't think i have seen that paint used before.

 

Thank you Bish.  I've never seen it before either.  I purchased the paint at Hobby Town USA.  About a 45 minute drive from my house.  I just bought it on a whim.  It cost $10.00 USD.  Kind of pricey for a small bottle of paint but you don't need that much for coverage.  And I did it in one coat.  Thank you for always following my builds.

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 4:20 AM

roger_wilco

Wow! That's looking mighty sharp Toshi! I have the Academy P-51B kit in my stash. I build mainly 1/72 aircraft (along with 1/144 & 1/48 too.) Watching your build with extreme interest.

 

Thank you roger_wilco.  I do like these Academy kits.  They're well detailed and have good fit and finish.  The only 1/144 I've built was a Minicraft B-17G.  Thank you for your support.

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 4:56 AM

I wanted to add that the next color that is close to the Vallejo Acrylic is Model Master Enamel Chrome.  It's almost identical.  The draw back of which everyone knows is the the MM enamel takes a while to cure.  The Egyptians built pyramids faster than it does for chrome enamel to cure!  LOL!  And of course bieng an enamel there's the smell issue.  But once cured, it's as hard as a rock.

The Vallejo Acrylic dried and cured overnight.  It really became a hard solid surface 24 hours later.  Although there are no smelly issues, the Vallejo has to be shot at a low psi.  It's a medium that's not for the first time user.  It took me a couple of sample shots to understand how to react with it.  And as I reiterated before, it is an extremely sensitive paint.

I can definately recommend both enamel and acrylic chrome.  Each has it's drawbacks and each has it's strengths.  It's purely as always up to the modeler which medium you would prefer.  

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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Posted by Jim Barton on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:21 PM

Beautiful model!

"Whaddya mean 'Who's flying the plane?!' Nobody's flying the plane!"

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 2:09 PM

Jim Barton

Beautiful model!

 

Thank you Mr. Jim Barton.  Your visit here means a great deal to me!

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 8:54 PM

Here is the completed Academy 1/72 P-51D Mustang.  It's nice and museum clean.  This will be for my grandson's collection.  Thank you forum members for your valuable time in visiting my thread.  

Toshi

 

 

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 8:58 PM

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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    November, 2016
  • From: Maryland
Posted by iampiper13 on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 10:45 PM

Very, very nice! Somehow or another I missed the start of this build but I'm caught up now :)

 WIP 1/48 Revell B17G Flying Fortress

In Stack all 1/48: Revell B25J Mitchell, Monogram B26

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Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 11:17 PM

Real nice, Toshi.

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, January 12, 2017 3:06 AM

Very nice, Toshi! Well done!!  :)

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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