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Two Mustangs, 10 Years Apart

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  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, December 7, 2019 3:20 PM

Viper101

Amazing what a decade or so does...

 

I'm still a little embarrased to see the obvious paint vs spray line on the lower section of the engine cowl. I guess thats what I get for not letting the blue paint dry fully though Hmm

 

Ill bet you that the real plane may not have been perfect either. Many times us modelers make our builds look far neater that the real things actually were. Photos show that time and time again.

 

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: Boulder, CO
Posted by Viper101 on Saturday, December 7, 2019 3:03 PM

Amazing what a decade or so does...

 

I'm still a little embarrased to see the obvious paint vs spray line on the lower section of the engine cowl. I guess thats what I get for not letting the blue paint dry fully though Hmm

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:46 AM

Nice work on both! I can see how you improved between them though. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Monday, October 28, 2019 10:11 PM

Cool to see two builds separated by a decade. Nice!

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    November 2003
  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Monday, October 28, 2019 8:58 PM
Sweet builds, man! A black and yellow Checkertails bird would fit right in, or perhaps a Tuskegee Red Tail!
  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: Boulder, CO
Two Mustangs, 10 Years Apart
Posted by Viper101 on Monday, October 28, 2019 5:29 PM

Hey Everyone,

 

I hope I've attached these images correctly, as they show a spread of about 10 years spent building models. The subject is the same, the P-51D, but the manufacturers are different. "Big Beautiful Doll" is the Revell kit and has seen better days (younger siblings...) and "Petie Second" is Tamiya's kit.

The Tamiya kit was my first attempt using Micro Sol/Micro Set, and I have to say I was impressed with the results. I do have to purchase some cotton swabs though as the paper towels I used had the nasty tendency to not absorb any moisture and move the decals.

The blue nose is testors paint, so when I removed the masking tape I was using some of the paint came with it. The shade of blue is at least correct to my eyes, maybe a little bright. There is a nasty bit of aluminium silver paint where I tried to correct the lifted paint, but I'm not sure if you can see it in these pictures.

 

Anyway, these are my mustangs. On deck I've got... wow a lot, so we'll see what comes of that.

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