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Revell 1/32 P51D WIP (COMPLETED)

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 10:46 AM

MR TOM SCHRY

Outstanding build plasticjunkie!  Love those checkerboard markings and the yellow on the canopy frame for a splash of color.  I'm surprised that you don't see more of these kits built up.  They're a very good kit for a great price.  Take carfe & stay safe.

tjs

 

Thanks Tom. The Revell kit is pretty decent in detail and quality and WAY cheaper than Tamiya's.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 5:55 PM

PJ that is absolu stunning!! Beautiful checkerboard applications

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and 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!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 10:38 PM

TheMongoose

PJ that is absolu stunning!! Beautiful checkerboard applications

 

Thank you!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 5:09 PM

Flaps are on and down, so are the gear doors and decals on the drop tanks. Getting closer to the finish line.

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Thursday, April 21, 2022 8:19 AM

plasticjunkie, I'm sorry if I missed it in an earlier post, but what paint do you use for your bare metal finish?  Your finish is absolutely stunning!

tjs

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, April 21, 2022 8:40 AM

MR TOM SCHRY

plasticjunkie, I'm sorry if I missed it in an earlier post, but what paint do you use for your bare metal finish?  Your finish is absolutely stunning!

tjs

 

Thanks Tom. I used Alclad polished aluminum but surface prep is a must.  This what I do: I do not use any putty as a filler but if needed I use melted plastic and Plasti Weld to melt the join area. Then polish the plastic with sanding sticks and Novus2. For high shine colors I shoot gloss black enamel and polish with Novus to a mirror shine after curing. Then lightly build up the metal tone stopping when a hint of black is peeking out. This is what gives the Alclad the depth and realistic metallic tone. The surface must be like glass and free of any defects cause the Alclad will magnify the defects specially finger prints.

The wings were shot with Floquil Old Silver but looked very close to the Alclad color so I sprayed some Humbrol silver enamel over the Floquil to get a better painted on look as the Mustang's wings were silvered lacquered and not NMF except a couple of panels, flaps and ailerons.
I also sprayed AK Gauzy Shine Enhancer to protect the delicate high shine color during handling and masking.

EDIT:  Forgot to mention I sprayed several panels dark gloss grey and dark gloss blue to get some tonal differences between panels. Very subtle but efficient.

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Thursday, April 21, 2022 10:34 AM

Thanks plasticjunkie,

BMF have always discouraged me but with your tips I'm going to give them a try.

tjs

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, April 21, 2022 10:54 AM

MR TOM SCHRY

Thanks plasticjunkie,

BMF have always discouraged me but with your tips I'm going to give them a try.

tjs

 

Yes

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, April 23, 2022 10:57 PM

Wing tanks mounted and hoses added from discarded electrical wires.

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Posted by Nikola on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 10:39 AM

plasticjunkie

CB and fox thanks.

This is how my parts look. Notice the distortion in the circled areas. The front windshield panel is very wavy. The distortion is not noticeable at a quick glance but a closer look reveals the imperfections.

 

The windshield side panels look good.

 

Mine is the same. Super Angry

Best,

Nikola

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, April 30, 2022 11:08 PM

So the kit has extra tanks and some nice 500 lb. bombs that would look good in a vignette setting so I had an old picture frame to use for the base, some Sculptamold and water to make a tarmac. Taped up the edges to protect the wood.

The Sculptamold was mixed and poured, smoothed out and expansion joints added.

Then craft acrylics were used to paint and drybrush the tarmac. Oil stains were added.

Figuring out positioning things. The disposible paper tanks and bombs need paint and decals.

Brake lines were also added to the main landing gear.

 
 

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Posted by patrick206 on Sunday, May 1, 2022 3:56 PM

Hi, PJ -

I've been watching this one as it progresses, it just keeps going to another level of build quality. This one is outstanding, added details like the brake and aux. fuel tank lines add so much realism, it looks like it oughta fire up and taxi away.

Thanks for another great post and photos.

Patrick

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, May 1, 2022 6:25 PM

Thanks Patrick!

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Posted by lurch on Sunday, May 1, 2022 7:25 PM

That looks great. I realy like the display runway. You did a great job on it.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, May 2, 2022 9:12 AM

lurch

That looks great. I realy like the display runway. You did a great job on it.

 

Thanks lurch.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, May 2, 2022 10:31 AM

double post

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, May 22, 2022 7:47 AM

Mary is finally completed. The yellow stripes on the iron bombs were hand painted. I may add a standing pilot later on just to add some interest in the vignette. 

 
 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, May 22, 2022 9:47 AM

Photographed the Mustang out in natural light this morning to capture some of the Alclad metallic reflectivity that is present but subtle consistent with weathering in an operational combat aircraft. 

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, May 22, 2022 10:44 AM

Wow!! That is sweet. Love the scheme, one of my all time faves. Well done.!!!

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

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, May 22, 2022 1:11 PM

BrandonK

Wow!! That is sweet. Love the scheme, one of my all time faves. Well done.!!!

BK

 

Thanks BK.Beer  

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Posted by patrick206 on Sunday, May 22, 2022 2:02 PM

What an excellent tribute to a real war horse, perfectly done and beautiful. In the natural sunlight the finish just looks so realistic, all of the time you spent making this model surely paid off.

Thanks for all of your posts, construction details and photos. I have some Alclad, never used it, now I'll give it a try, hoping to get results such as yours.

Great job, Ernie.

Patrick

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Posted by wpwar11 on Sunday, May 22, 2022 4:14 PM

Checkered pattern looks really cool.  Love the various metal tones.  Looking forward to seeing what you build next.  

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Sunday, May 22, 2022 5:05 PM

Stunning Stang, PJ!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, May 22, 2022 7:03 PM

patrick206

What an excellent tribute to a real war horse, perfectly done and beautiful. In the natural sunlight the finish just looks so realistic, all of the time you spent making this model surely paid off.

Thanks for all of your posts, construction details and photos. I have some Alclad, never used it, now I'll give it a try, hoping to get results such as yours.

Great job, Ernie.

Patrick

 

Thanks Patrick. I think Alclad is a winner with metallic tones, you will likebusing them.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, May 22, 2022 7:04 PM

Eaglecash867

Stunning Stang, PJ!

 

Thanks Eagle. Beer

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, May 22, 2022 7:05 PM

wpwar11

Checkered pattern looks really cool.  Love the various metal tones.  Looking forward to seeing what you build next.  

 

Thanks wp. Just may do another NMF subject next.

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Posted by rob44 on Sunday, May 22, 2022 7:08 PM

Magnificent work!

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Posted by Aggieman on Sunday, May 22, 2022 7:25 PM

Gorgeous work on that Mustang, but dang you for making me now want to get another Stang to build in this scheme.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, May 23, 2022 6:19 AM

rob44

Magnificent work!

 

Thanks!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, May 23, 2022 6:22 AM

Aggieman

Gorgeous work on that Mustang, but dang you for making me now want to get another Stang to build in this scheme.

 

Thank you. Checkerboards look very cool on airplanesYes.  

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