I'm Finally Back

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  1. Aaron Brooks Wolters

    Aaron Brooks Wolters Well-Known Member

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    Ok folks. I have finally gotten back into building models. After watching you guys for the past couple of years it finally got to be more than I could stand.:lol: So here goes. I'm starting out with a Fujimi 1/48 scale P-51D. I'm not sure what markings I will go with just yet but I started painting the cockpit pieces last night as you can see. I will probably need a LOT of help. I have been looking through some of the tutorials to get caught up.:)

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    Alright Aaron!!!
     
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    Very cool man!

    Just one comment though, your work area is way TOO neat! :lol:
     
  4. Aaron Brooks Wolters

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    I ain't got started yet!:lol:
     
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    Looks like a great kit! Welcome back!
     
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    Good to see you in the frame Aaron! Not a bad old kit either. One little tip - try to choose which kite it's gong to be now, as there might need to be some minor changes along the way. That said - so what? Just get the first one going and sort the details later!
    Plan first, test fit next, then test fit again, then plan the build, then test fit, then ....
     
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  8. Aaron Brooks Wolters

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    #8 Aaron Brooks Wolters, Nov 24, 2010
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    NOTHING in the cockpit matches what I'm seeing in photos on web. I can't figure out what's what.:lol: Dooowwwwhh, just remembered GeeDee's cockpit. I think we have a solution. I love this forum. :)
     
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    and how about the crate in your siggy? Go with what ya know! great to see ya start. Now to get my @$$ in gear!!!
     
  10. Aaron Brooks Wolters

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    NJ, I've yet to get a shot of the cockpit on that jewel.:) I even thought about doing this model in that layout but I'm not up for putting two seats in a Mustang yet.:lol:
     
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    I can only say good luck Aaron. Tried modeling back in my tween years, but I found I didn't have the patience for it.
     
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    Tools also look perfect.
    I can't help looking forward to your work, Aaron:shock:
     
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    Way cool, Aaron!

    I still have this half built Bf109 from the forum's first group build (Defense of the Reich)...but sadly, life totally intervened. That was supposed to be my return to the hobby...and, well...we see how that turned out! :lol:

    Looking forward to seeing the progress :thumbleft:
     
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    Not a bad one to start with Aaron, a straight forward kit to build...have some fun mate! :D
     
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    Been painting some pieces here. I can't believe I forgot the silver and red paint. I've got to get some tomorrow.

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    Good on you Aaron and a nice start mate but for how long will that cutting board stay nice and clean
     
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    Looks nice. Welcome back Aaron
     
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    It's already becoming smeared with paint Vic.:lol:
     
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    I got the main part of the cockpit together along with the engine and mounts. Let me know if I need to do more work.

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    Looking good Aaron. But two things; the control; column is back to front, and the radios should be black, on a 'bare metal' frame. The fuel tank below the radios was normally either very dark green, or black.
     
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