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  1. Bristol Beaufighter TF.X flown by Flying Officer Maurice Exton DFC, 144 Sq., Royal Air Force Banff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, October 9th, 1944 The story of what happened that day could be found here - https://issuu.com/spinkandson/docs/12044/81 (I couldn't figure out how to copy-paste from there) Compared to Airfix's Blenheim this model was an absolute pleasure to work with. No fit issues at all. Used Tamiya acrylic. Weathering is done with Prismacolor pencil and pigments made out of polychromos pastels.
  2. Nice looking model! Stew, could you please post the link to the build thread. I can't find it for some reason. I'm thinking to start on the same model (from Fujimi) and not sure about paint mixes. Thanks
  3. Thanks for the reply however I don't think that's the case. I never got such ridges when spraying with Tamiya Acrylic. I'll use blue-tak for masking next time - wanted to try that anyway. I think it'll look better on a model.
  4. Hi All I'm having issue with Vallejo Model Air when using masks. There is visible "step" between two colors where the edge of the mask was Here is the picture: I'm using Vallejo Model Air, spraying at 15-18 PSI, straight from the bottle, Tamiya masking tape. I've used Vallejo on 3 models and got this "step" issue on 2 of them. The only difference was the paint - the one where I didn't get step was IJN Dark Green (AV71310) and Aluminium (AV71062). Picture above uses Dark Earth (AV71323) and Dark Green (AV71324). That makes me wonder it's gotta be a paint is
  5. Thanks Mark. I used kit decals - they worked fine, didn't break. I don't remember but I might've put it out in the sun for a few weeks as they kinda yellowish. As Mike pointed out wheel bays were basic - what you see there I've added myself. I would also suggest to check canopy fit before assembling fuselage, after and before painting. In my case canopy was a bit wider so I had to do some tricks.
  6. Good work, nice looking model. I'm building Mk 1F now and wondering about assembling the engines - did you assemble them first and painted after along with the aircraft or did you paint engine cowlings separately and assembled after?
  7. I've got tired of Japanese airplanes in the same color schema (dark green/IJN grey) so decided to do something different. This is old kit from the 80s. Kit was ok, panel lines were lightly recessed - should've probably rescribe them but I didn't want to put much accent on it anyway. I thought it would look better in plain orange color. First time I've tried to use pre-shading on a model - I thought it would look nice with orange color. Also first time I painted anything orange. I used black color for pre-shading but probably would have needed to use grey - it took me 6-7 coats of orange
  8. P-38 looks really good. Great work - 4 in one month! I've only done one
  9. 1/72, the same Hasegawa kit. I have no idea how I'm gonna do that look though. All chipping techniques I've tried none of them produced satisfactory results.
  10. Great job. I'm building exactly same kit right now. Although I'm planning to do much more weathering - as per this picture:
  11. Aside from minor fit issue and missing pylons it was great. They also missed a step in manual but I figured it out. I was also surprised by the way they did the canopy - rather than making it oval shape at the back they included parts of the fuselage. I guess that makes production easier. Also I think every other A/B/C kit done it that way except for Frog one. I've built Frog Mustang before so it was totally unexpected. This was my first KP kit. Will I buy another one? Definitely I will.
  12. Hi Here is my latest build - P-51B by KP. Flown by John T. Godfrey This is OOB build so you would probably notice a few things - a big one is missing pylons. All Mustangs are suppose to have 'em but KP for some reason decided to not include it in this kit but sell separately. Well, not a nice move, KP. Paint - Tamiya acrylic
  13. Yes it stands out from the rest - Zero, George, Oscar, .... I like its plumpness. Panel lines are all engraved and it's a nice kit to build
  14. J2M3 Raiden, 1/72 by Hasegawa. Painted with Tamiya acrylics. 302nd Kokutai Pretty much OOB, just added a few things to the cockpit.
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