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Revell P-51D Mustang 1/32 Scale

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Revell P-51D Mustang 1/32 Scale
Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Sunday, February 10, 2019 5:02 PM

Hi Folks,

I wanted to share some of my build of the Revell Mustang For anybody that may be interested. I had built the Tamiya 1/32 Mustang last year and wanted to tackle one this time that was less complex. First snag is trying to share my photos here on my iPad. Hope it works ok. I wanted to point out the beginning was not as simple as I would hope since this kit is less complex it also did not have enough detail for my liking, so you will notice quite a few aftermarket purchases I am using on this one...

https://share.icloud.com/photos/0mztVxHG5UtjUA57erHlgo_rg#Catheys_Valley,_CA

 

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Posted by Dutch-modeler on Sunday, February 10, 2019 5:39 PM

Hi, I always share my topics from my phone as well, I recommend downloading this app called: “Imgur“

it works really easy and you can just press on your own uploaded photo’s to copy the link of it and then you can insert/edit the photo on the tab above where all the rest of the options are, I hope this helps! 

I also look forward to see the rest of your build! 

Greetings from the dutch-modeler 

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Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Sunday, February 10, 2019 5:43 PM

Thanks! I will give it a try...

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Posted by Jay Jay on Sunday, February 10, 2019 6:43 PM

Thanks for the heads up on Imgur I will try that  also

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Jay Jay on Sunday, February 10, 2019 6:51 PM

I just perused Imgur and it looks like a social media site ala  facebook.  nowhere does it shoe how to do pics like we need here

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Sunday, February 10, 2019 6:59 PM

Jay Jay

Thanks for the heads up on Imgur I will try that  also

 

I also don’t find an app. that is like photobucket, etc. I am trying Flickr. It doesn’t seem to give a link that will imbed a photo. Just a link. Can you folks see this ok? It is the cockpit in progress. If this works I will rapid fire the rest to get to the point I am at now...

 

https://www.flickr.com/gp/164051824@N08/58o8Z6

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Posted by Tosh on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:37 PM

Try postimage.org.  Everything looks fantastic, can’t wait for the Finnish!

Your Friend, Toshi

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Hasegawa 1/72 “George”.

 

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Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 4:28 PM

Thanks Toshi! I am giving it a try. Here we go with putting the fuselage together and dressing up the wheel bay with the Eduard upgrade.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 4:42 PM

I really love the Master Model gun barrels! This kit is very nice compared to the Tamiya kit with the drastic reduction in filling needed on the wings...

 

 

 

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Posted by Dutch-modeler on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:07 PM

Jay Jay

I just perused Imgur and it looks like a social media site ala  facebook.  nowhere does it shoe how to do pics like we need here

 

 

I just use the app as a host site for the photos I upload here. It is not meant to look up photos pure for modeling. Ofcourse you can try but I recommend using it just for uploading photos to this forum, I also recommend uploading them private since some people on the app can be quit rude :(    ...

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Posted by Dutch-modeler on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:11 PM

I can confirm that your photo is properly uploaded and I can see it all. Great work!!! Also what brand paint did you use for your aluminium/chrome like finish? It looks great 

I did a B-17G 1/48 in allclad II chrome once. 

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Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:32 PM

Thanks so much for the feedback! I think the postimage.org site is really doing the best so far using the iPad. As far as the paint goes, I am using mostly Alclad. I tested a little of the mig ammo metals but found that they did not have good adhesion for masking panels if I used the Alclad as a base. I am sticking with Alclad going forward...I am going to post some more of the process...

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Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:37 PM

With the resin flaps on and the base coat of Alclad black microfill primer. The key with Alclad I find is let the base coat cure at least 24 hours and you don’t get damage from handling. Also, I always wear disposable gloves that I change regularly to prevent contamination.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:42 PM

After the first coat of primer, then some wet sanding of the primer, a gloss black coat, then the beginning of Alclad. Base overall is polished aluminum. Then some assorted finishes for panels, with the wings in high speed silver.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:50 PM

The Tamiya kit has more rivet details on the canopy and other areas than this kit. I am attempting to overcome that using Archer Details resin detail decals. I think they turned out great and wish I had learned of these earlier.

 

 

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Posted by UKguyInUSA on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 9:04 PM

Looking really nice...the Tamiya 1/32 kit is one I'd love to have a go at...but not until I have a work area other than the dining table, wherein I can safely airbrush Alclad metal colors and vent the fumes away....a kit of that caliber would require the best paints available for BMF's.

Cheers,

Martin Smile

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Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 9:29 PM

Thanks Martin! I just subscribed to your channel. I look forward to checking out your videos! Funny you should mention the dining room table...that is exactly where I do my building...then out to the garage to spray. I definitely use a cartridge type respirator when working with Alclad. I don’t want to take chances with my health when I am trying to enjoy my hobbyYes. If your house is like mine I actually don’t look forward to holidays when I have to clean the table of my stuff so we can entertain! Lol!

Cheers!

George

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Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:09 AM

Looking awesome.  I’ve never tried Alclad, I should give it a try.  I built the Tamiya 1/32 Mustang twice.  My first Tamiya 1/32 Mustang was donated to my local VFW in Streetsboro, Ohio.  The second one I built was the limited edition all Chrome Mustang.  Every part that was not chromed was painted/AB with Model Master silver.  Even the interior, cockpit, and engine was done in Model Master Silver.

It is one of my most prized build.  At first when I posted my WIP, Forum members wished me luck as it seem like a challenge.  Several members noted that it looked like something you see on the desk of a aircraft companies CEO/Executive.  Lol!

Keep up the great work, I’m hungry for more of your WIP.

Your friend, Toshi

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Hasegawa 1/72 “George”.

 

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Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 7:49 AM

Hi Toshi,

I bet the chrome Mustang does look awesome! If you have a link I would love to see it. Ironically my first experience doing Alclad is with the Tamiya Mustang about a year ago. That is where I learned a lot about patience with the dry times, especially in winter. I remember doing research on other sites about using it and how fast it was to dry and mask off panels, etc. My experience was a lot more frustrating. I did get through the build and it turned out ok, but only because I got lucky in being able to cover up a lot of handling marks and self-inflicted damage under decals and weathering, and invasion stripes. I vowed I would take this one much slower and give it a fair shot. So far I am much happier giving it time to dry. My job takes me out of town for weeks at a time lately so the cure time is excellent while I’m gone. It also makes for frustrating progress but I can say I am happier so far. I may try the Tamiya kit agin someday as it does have incredible details. 

Thanks!

George

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:15 AM

Tosh

Try postimage.org.  Everything looks fantastic, can’t wait for the Finnish!

Your Friend, Toshi

 

Ditto

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:50 AM

The challenge building a all chrome plated Mustang is that, how do you glue things together.  I had to use a #7 blade and carefully scrape off the chrome in every area that was supposed to be fused.  As for 1/32 Tamiya kits, you can see below a Tamiya 1/32 Zero.  I also built the Spitfire, Corsair, and Mosquito.

Anyway, Here you go!

Your Friend, Toshi

 

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Hasegawa 1/72 “George”.

 

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Posted by UKguyInUSA on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:02 PM

Quote: "If your house is like mine I actually don’t look forward to holidays when I have to clean the table of my stuff so we can entertain! Lol!"

Cheers!

George

 

[/quote] That is too funny...that is exactly how I am..everytime we have guests or family come for dinner, too...I have to clear all my stuff away into storage, clean and polish the dining table, reset it, then when everyone has left...take everything back out of storage and set my space up again! Stick out tongue

Do you have a YouTube channel, and if so, do you upload any modeling videos? 
Drop me a link if you do and I'll reciprocate the honor and subscribe to you.

Cheers,  Smile Beer Beer

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Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 5:18 PM

Tosh

The challenge building a all chrome plated Mustang is that, how do you glue things together.  I had to use a #7 blade and carefully scrape off the chrome in every area that was supposed to be fused.  As for 1/32 Tamiya kits, you can see below a Tamiya 1/32 Zero.  I also built the Spitfire, Corsair, and Mosquito.

Anyway, Here you go!

Your Friend, Toshi

 

 That looks really cool! Like a ghost ship or something. I’ll bet it was scary putting it together without an option to repair the chrome plating if damaged. Thanks for sharing!
 
George

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Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 5:24 PM

UKguyInUSA

Quote: "If your house is like mine I actually don’t look forward to holidays when I have to clean the table of my stuff so we can entertain! Lol!"

Cheers!

George

 

That is too funny...that is exactly how I am..everytime we have guests or family come for dinner, too...I have to clear all my stuff away into storage, clean and polish the dining table, reset it, then when everyone has left...take everything back out of storage and set my space up again! Stick out tongue

Do you have a YouTube channel, and if so, do you upload any modeling videos? 
Drop me a link if you do and I'll reciprocate the honor and subscribe to you.

Cheers,  Smile Beer Beer

 

[/quote]

LOL! I am glad I am not alone in this world of kitchen table comendearing! Is it bad to wish I had a bigger kitchen table? I digress. You are way ahead of me with YouTube at this stage. Maybe someday. In the meantime I will continue to learn from you I suppose.

George

 

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Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Monday, February 18, 2019 9:18 PM

Well, I managed to get home for a few days and made some progress. I did not coat the NMF with clear before I applied the OD paint and stripes. I used Mission Models acrylic paint for the OD. It dries to a low sheen, rather than a dead flat so I made an attempt at decaling without a gloss coat. I got most of the large decals on with no silvering but did have some appear on the small placards at the wing fuel filler caps. I got through it ok with some light scuffing and micro sol applied a few times. I think before I finish with the rest of the small placards I will be gloss coating just to be safe then weather it down from there. I am one of those builders that just plows ahead sometimes in the excitement of seeing it come together. I had to get back on the road for my job so it will be back to a slow pace for a while. Just thought I would share...

George

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Monday, May 13, 2019 2:48 PM

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Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Monday, May 13, 2019 2:51 PM

   Hi Folks, sorry for not getting any updates over the last few months. My job has been keeping me from being home and now have finally been able to finish. I hope you enjoy. I am actually quite pleased but welcome any and all constructive criticism you can offer. Thanks! George

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Monday, May 13, 2019 5:51 PM

All the builds I do and the pics I post are Imgur ones.

I wash through photoshop and resave as a JPEG and then upload to my Imgur account, having a new album for each build.

My camera is a big professional one with a full frame shutter/sensor and so when I upload I use the ability on the website to change the size to one for 19 inch monitors as I figure that's what most of forum members will have.

I moved when Photoshop stated dmanding money with menaces!

 

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:47 AM

looks great!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:21 PM
Thanks Don!

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