1/72 P-51 Mustang by Italeri

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  1. RAF Liberators

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    I thought I'd have a wee play with something small (no rude comments please). I got this from the kids on father's day so I thought I'd throw it together. This is the first 1/72 kit I've made for about 10 years, it's a bit small to include the normal stuff I like to add but it's not bad.
    I was quite impressed with the quality of the kit, it's an Italeri job and it's certainly of a better quality than I remember.
    I had it done over the weekend, much to the kids delight.

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    The pictures are a bit dark, I was playing with the white balance again :shrug:
     
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    Vic Balshaw Well-Known Member

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    Gary, it's a lovely little fellow
    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    Wow great work mate!
     
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    Nice job Gary!
     
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    Coooooooool! 8)
     
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    Thanks guys, you don't realise how small these 1/72 kits are until you see it in the palm of your hand. Shame about the photos the colours are bit too dark, I must adjust the white balance.
     
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    Looking really very nice. But where have you lost the wing cannon barrles? ;)
     
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    Excellent!
     
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    Damn you for noticing that, I hoped no one would spot that. I snapped them off and I'm in the process of finding/making new barrels. I should of known not to try to sneak a half finished job in to here :oops:
    I should of said it's the snub nosed version :D
     
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    So now all is clear.:lol:

    Anyway well done :thumbright: and glad to see a such nice P-51 model. The weathering looks great .However the effect on the port side aileron is a little bit exaggerated I think. Don't get me wrong please, simply just for future projects, these ailerons of the Mustang I were covered with canvas.However I don't remember if these were aluminium ( silver) painted.:oops:
     
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    Outstanding job. I think it looks great and I love the War Weary Look.
     
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    8) sweet job mate
     
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    Gary, as the background, and the overall colour balance looks ok in your pics on my monitor, I don't think you need to adjust the white balance. I think it just needs a touch more light, if you're using artificial light. They don't look that dark BTW.
     
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    I agree with Airframes' post. Much light and all will be fine.
     

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    They were? Bugger I thought they were an all aluminium skin, it was a pull up from the tape, I thought about repainting it but it was enamel and the drying time with the oil wash etc so I just thought it's flak damage...
    I use an aluminium basecoat on all my aircraft models, then if I get any unwanted chpis or nicks during handling it all adds to the effect. I'll have to mask it off and respray/coat with Klear/wash/coat with Klear/weathe/Spray with Dullcoat that aileron again. But it's worth it with a blunder like that, will also finish the cannon barrels.
     
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    Oh...don't do it I mean the repainting. Leave it please.Add these berrels and all will be fine.
     
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    Nice build.Looks to be the right size to me.
    Ed
     
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    Nicely done Gary!
     
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    This is a tough crowd. Looks great RAF Lib. Would love to have that in my collection. Makes me want to get one. No better kudos than that.
     
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    That's a beauty.
     
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