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Accurate Miniatures F-6A Mustang - 111 TRS - North Africa - 1943 . . .

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  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Accurate Miniatures F-6A Mustang - 111 TRS - North Africa - 1943 . . .
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 1:21 PM

I waited a long time to do this build. I found the kit at Modelpalooza a couple of years ago after a long search. For me this was a dedication build honoring Lt. Dean Gilmore. Lt. Gilmore flew 91 reconnaissance in North Africa and Italy before rotating stateside to Bartow AAF, where he instructed in P-51B Mustangs. On November 14, 1944, Lt. Gilmore was leading a flight of four other Mustangs on a training mission out of Bartow when he crashed into Lake Louisa, south of Clermont, Florida, and was killed. More about Lt. Gilmore can be found online.

I like the Accurate Miniatures Allison Mustangs. I've built a few of them and I have several more of them up in the closet. The model is painted with Tamiya Khaki Drab upper and Tamiya Neutral Gray underside. The theater I.D. stripes are my mix of Insignia Yellow. The only decals on the airplane are the Snoopers nose art and the flags on the vertical tail, all other marking are painted. I need to dirty it up some more, the plane looks too clean for having operated in North Africa. The exhaust is done with white pastel chalk brushed along the fuselage and the gun smoke streaks on the wings are done with black pastel chalk. Everything is sealed with Tamiya Flat Clear.

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 1:43 PM

Well done-great weathering effects.

Bob

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 2:00 PM

Wow, really good looking build. I've always eyeballed that kit. It looks super nice, may have to pick one up.

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:

1/12 Bandai Mandolorian

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
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 4:56 PM

Great looking build! The Accurate Miniatures Allison engined Mustangs are great kits and you make this one shine! (Well, not literally as it has an appropriate dusty finish, but you know what I mean) Toast

 

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  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 7:52 AM

Great job. The detailing is perfect.

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 8:21 PM

Outstanding build!

Stay Safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    May 2006
  • From: Chapin, South Carolina
Posted by Shipwreck on Thursday, November 24, 2022 10:56 AM

That is a really nice AM Allison P-51. I have a few in my stash. I noticed that you are to place the instrument pannel decals on the back of the clear panel. Does that mean that there is adhesive on the face of the decal?

On the Bench:

Kinetic 1/48 MQ-9 Drone

Revell 1/96 USS Constitution - rigging

Trumpeter 1/350 USS Hornet CV-8

Revell 1/48 B-1B Lancer Prep & Reasearch

 

 

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, November 24, 2022 2:00 PM

Shipwreck

That is a really nice AM Allison P-51. I have a few in my stash. I noticed that you are to place the instrument pannel decals on the back of the clear panel. Does that mean that there is adhesive on the face of the decal?

 

I don't know, Shipwreck. I've always hust painted the intrument panel black and dry brushed the details.

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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