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Hi all. This is my first attempt at 1/35 armour. It has been built for The Eden Camp museum in Yorkshire. I brush painted it using Mig Ammo King Tiger paint set. I had planned to try airbrushing but had numerous problems so stuck with the hairy stick. Detail has been added using the Eduard Etch set. They wanted a clean tank so weathering was kept to a minimum with just a light dust wash applied to the road wheels & sprockets & some black panel line wash to enhance the details. C&cs always welcomed. It's the only way I will learn!
Well, here are some of the guilty parties that have stalled my Zero build, posted elsewhere in this forum. I decided to get cracking with two P-51D and I have actually done quite a lot of "good" on these two models. In addition, there is a P-47D Razorback, but that one will be posted another time! The P-51D Tamiya was a bit "disappointing", as I was looking forward (for once) to a shake and bake model. It nonetheless gave me quite a bit of fit problems, but it must be me!!! Had to scratch a seat too, but then, everybody ends up changing that contraption designed for some creature from another planet. I am going for the box art decoration: not original, but I like it! The Academy kit has a beautiful interior, but needs in my eyes a lot of work on the outside, as everything that is supposed to be recessed is raised... Quite silly really. But I like building this model, no matter its shortcomings. I decided to open the radiator flap, as the original one looks unrealistic and cluncky! I am not sure what the final result will look like, but it cannot be worse! The last jobs on the wings will be making some wingtips lights and rescribe all the aileron tabs I destroyed through over-enthusiastic sanding... All in all, two fun models to build, especially as I have never built a P-51 in my life... Shame on me! Any comment, tips, criticism are welcome!!! Cheers JR