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Revell 1/32 P-51D-5NA Mustang - Ready for inspection

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  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Revell 1/32 P-51D-5NA Mustang - Ready for inspection
Posted by Nikola on Saturday, September 17, 2022 4:22 PM

Well folks, I didn't believe that I will say this after about a year and a half but she is ready for inspection! 

 

OOB with Eduard Look IP and seatbelts.

Painted with Tamiya, Gunze and Vallejo paints.

Weathered with various filters, Tamiya, Ammo and Vallejo washes, Prismacolor silver pencil, AK weathering pencils and Vallejo and Revell pigments.

 

I am very satisfied with the end result, with a couple of mistakes made which I can live with. I enjoyed the process very much and learned some valuable lessons for the future. :)

 

Best,

Nikola

 

 

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, September 17, 2022 4:32 PM

Very nice job!  Beautiful finish

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, September 17, 2022 5:32 PM

Nice clean build

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Saturday, September 17, 2022 7:26 PM

Having built the late -15 version of this model, you've done a remarkable job.  She's a beauty!

Gary

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Saturday, September 17, 2022 7:28 PM

WOW I like that. Great job.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, September 17, 2022 9:24 PM

She's a beauty, Nikola.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Saturday, September 17, 2022 11:29 PM

Hey Nikola is there a history behind that aircraft? It seems tome I seen that bird someplace before but dont quite remember where.

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Sunday, September 18, 2022 6:24 AM

Few Mustangs have ever looked better than 357th FG Mustangs. Yours is a beauty. Loved following along with the build! Big Smile

YesYesYes

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, September 18, 2022 7:47 AM

Hi!

        You have done this model proud. Excellent work!

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    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Sunday, September 18, 2022 8:33 AM

Looks great!

 

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    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Sunday, September 18, 2022 1:23 PM

She looks FANTASTIC!  I really like to see the P-51D in something other than natural metal.  You did a great job with this kit.

tjs

TJS

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 2:40 AM

keavdog

Very nice job!  Beautiful finish

 

 

Thank you very much Keavdog. Appreciated.

 

Best,

Nikola

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 2:41 AM

Tojo72

Nice clean build

 

 

Thank you Tojo. I am glad that you like how she turned out in the end. :)

 

Best,

Nikola

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 2:42 AM

GAF

Having built the late -15 version of this model, you've done a remarkable job.  She's a beauty!

Gary

 

Thanks Gary! Much appreciated.

 

Best,

Nikola

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 2:43 AM

lurch

WOW I like that. Great job.

 

 

Thanks Lurch! Glad you like her.

 

Best,

Nikola

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 2:44 AM

jeaton01

She's a beauty, Nikola.

 

 

Thank you very much John.

 

Best,

Nikola

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 3:00 AM

lurch

Hey Nikola is there a history behind that aircraft? It seems tome I seen that bird someplace before but dont quite remember where.

 

 

To be honest, I didn't find much about her other than only three photos and some info in texts on the 357th fighter group, the so called Yoxford Boys to which she belonged. They were involved in operation Market Garden and she scored one kill before being shot down. It reads: ''Captain Hershel Pascoe’s P-51D, 44-13714 Desert Rat. He scored one victory on the 18th. On 12 October, Pascoe was flying this airplane when the 363rd bounced 22 Me109s, claiming seven destroyed (four by Chuck Yeager). Pascoe was last seen in the vicinity of Steinhuder Lake. However, he returned after the war, having been a POW.''

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 3:02 AM

gregbale

Few Mustangs have ever looked better than 357th FG Mustangs. Yours is a beauty. Loved following along with the build! Big Smile

YesYesYes

 

 

Thank you very much Greg! Appreciated!

 

Best,

Nikola

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 3:04 AM

Tanker-Builder

Hi!

        You have done this model proud. Excellent work!

 

Thanks TB! Very glad that you like her.

 

Best,

Nikola

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 3:04 AM

missileman2000

Looks great!

 

 

 

Thank you! Much appreciated.

 

Best,

Nikola

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 3:07 AM

MR TOM SCHRY

She looks FANTASTIC!  I really like to see the P-51D in something other than natural metal.  You did a great job with this kit.

tjs

 

 

Thank you Tom! Very glad that you like how she turned out.

Yes, me too. That's why I chose these markings.

 

Best,

Nikola

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 10:04 PM

Ohh what a beauty! So glad i caught up with the final result after watching all those preshading experiments. a grand result for sure.

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

  • Member since
    September 2022
  • From: South Carolina
Posted by Omni Yomni on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 5:03 PM

Truly nice work. The fuel stains on the drop tanks are a nice touch, what did you use? Did you paint the invasion stripes? 

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Thursday, September 22, 2022 6:05 AM

TheMongoose

Ohh what a beauty! So glad i caught up with the final result after watching all those preshading experiments. a grand result for sure.

 

 

Thank you very much Mongoose! Appreciated!

 

Best,

Nikola

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Thursday, September 22, 2022 6:10 AM

Omni Yomni

Truly nice work. The fuel stains on the drop tanks are a nice touch, what did you use? Did you paint the invasion stripes? 

 

 

Thank you very much Omny Yomni! Very glad that you like how it turned out.

For the fuel stains I used Tamiya washes. They are a bit stronger and darker than they should be since these were single use tanks and dirt and dust didn't have time to accumulate this much, but what the hell... :)

Yes, the invasion stripes were painted, as well as the checker pattern on the nose.

 

Best,

Nikola

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by Est.1961 on Thursday, September 22, 2022 10:09 AM

Yep; now thats lovely

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Thursday, September 22, 2022 2:57 PM

For those interested, this long modelling journey is documented here: Smile

https://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/t/187381.aspx

 

Best,

Nikola

 

Nikola Topalov,

  • Member since
    July 2012
Posted by Hasenpfeffer on Friday, September 23, 2022 7:44 AM

Looks awesome! I love the choice of aircraft/markings. The P-51 is definitely one I'd like to go 1:32 sometime.

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, September 23, 2022 9:02 AM

Gorgeous!!

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Saturday, September 24, 2022 10:12 AM

Hasenpfeffer

Looks awesome! I love the choice of aircraft/markings. The P-51 is definitely one I'd like to go 1:32 sometime.

 

Thank you very much! Appreciated. :)

Best,

Nikola

Nikola Topalov,

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