1/48 Tamiya P-51D Mustang Ray Wetmore

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  1. le_steph40

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    #2 Wurger, Nov 24, 2012
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    There is a diagram showing how the Mustang wing was made smooth. It is said that the kind of finishing was used for late P-51Ds of NMF only. But it doesn't seem to be a rule. However the kind of wing finishing caused rivets being unvisible. But these panel lines could be still noticable. It is suggested using the pre-shading technique for their better marking.

    The light blue colour - areas two coats of filling sprayed on. Then polishing for making a perfectly smooth surface. And finally airbrushed with a silver paint.
    The green colour - areas of one coat of filling and finished like above.
    The yellow colour - a silver paint only.

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    #3 meatloaf109, Nov 24, 2012
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    gun access panels excepted.
     
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    Also here.... the pic source Modelarstwo z pasj

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    Blue - panel lines for filling.
    Red - rivets for sanding down.
    Green - rivets and panel lines for leaving or slightly sanding but still visible.
     
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    Great info Wojtku, and nice work work so far Le Steph!
     
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    Great work! Keep us all updated
     
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    That's a great little kit. I'm using it for my 1/48th version of Merlin's Magic.
    You've got a nice build goin there. Seems a bit odd to Fill nice panel lines doesn't it?
     
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    Hello,
    I keep working on... ;) Panel lines filled with Tamiya putty and aceton
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    Regards
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    Hello All,
    First, I would like to wish all the best for this New Year which begin to all the members and yours beloved...
    Just this post to say "I'm keep working on", painting soon.
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    Regards
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    Looking good, Stéph.

    And all the best for the New Year as well. Bonne Année.
     
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    I agree, and Happy New Year!
     
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    Happy New Year Steph. Mustang's looking pretty nice!
     
  14. le_steph40

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    Hello,
    Thank you for kind words...
    I started the paint job
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    I keep working on... :)
    regards
     
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    Looking darned nice, Steph. Any issues with the Tamiya kit? I have one waiting on the pile. Not sure when I will start on it, but definitely within the next 3-6 months.
    Dale
     
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    Looking good Steph.
     
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    Hello all,

    Painting almost finished...
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    A little complicated to make the masks for the green...
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    Stéph , are you sure the green strip at the front of the engine cowling was applied in the way?
     
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    Not sure Wotjek. Not very visible on the pictures but this is the version by Fundekals... I looked for on the web and I found 2 versions for the P-51D of this unit: this one and this one plus green circle around the front on the engine cowling...
     
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