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

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  • Member since
    June 2011
  • From: Iola, KS
Posted by MrRabbit on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 10:16 AM

I love it.  I do have one suggestion if your ok with contructive critisism though

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 9, 2023 7:29 PM

I must have missed this one.  Nicely done.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, January 9, 2023 6:37 PM

Well done, Frank.

John

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  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by GreenStyrene48 on Monday, January 9, 2023 4:15 PM

Unlike their F3F kits that have instrument decals to place face down and face up, the P-51 decal is just a normal face up decal.

I added a drop of white glue to the water I floated the decal on before setting it face down on the back, then dipped the panel in Future after the decal was dry. I masked my instrument dials with white glue too, and popped it out with a toothpick after airbrushing the panel. A little dry brushing and it's a nice panel!  

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 5:12 AM

Frank I missed this one. Great finish. I built the same kit earlier in the year

 

  • 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.

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  • 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?

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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

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

Great job. The detailing is perfect.

  • 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
    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

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  • 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 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.

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