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BlueNosers352nd

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  1. Totally forgot I had two of the AMT varieties in my stash. Hmm, do one of them or stick with the Eduard F6F-3.
  2. Toryu, Johnson, Redstaff..... Thanks for the suggestions! Would of never thought to tackle it that way. None of the decals have been sealed yet. Not sure I can get to it tonight as I have to run a long errand tonight after work, but I will see what I can do and report back. Sad thing is, I sat there pondering which size goes where. Guess I am a little rusty after quite a few years off building.
  3. HELP!!!! What would you do? I done screwed up both the A-36 and Blue Nosed P-51B. This big dummy got the stars and bars in the opposite places. Larger ones on the fuselage but not quite done yet on the wings. On the A-36 I have the small ones on the wings and no stars n bars on the fuselage. Had some weird reaction to the solvaset. So the fuselage stars n bars have been pulled off, sanded and repainted. Didn't have some fancy weathering/preshading anyway so it was an easy fix. Would have to pull the wing ones off, but then again paint touch up is easy. On the P-51B. I don't have the wing stars n bars on. The Fuselage decals are basically done. Explains why I thought it was so crowded. To me this is model is the bigger issue as it's NMF and the white is already done for the Dday stripes......but mainly trying to fix the NMF. Decals never come off easily. Trying to decide. I lose the whole first week of March with a vacation. What would you all do?
  4. HELP!!!! What would you do? I done screwed up both the A-36 and Blue Nosed P-51B. This big dummy got the stars and bars in the opposite places. Larger ones on the fuselage but not quite done yet on the wings. On the A-36 I have the small ones on the wings and no stars n bars on the fuselage. Had some weird reaction to the solvaset. So the fuselage stars n bars have been pulled off, sanded and repainted. Didn't have some fancy weathering/preshading anyway so it was an easy fix. Would have to pull the wing ones off, but then again paint touch up is easy. On the P-51B. I don't have the wing stars n bars on. The Fuselage decals are basically done. Explains why I thought it was so crowded. To me this is model is the bigger issue as it's NMF and the white is already done for the Dday stripes......but mainly trying to fix the NMF. Decals never come off easily. Trying to decide. I lose the whole first week of March with a vacation. What would you all do?
  5. I believe he was referring to the doors on the landing gear itself. The little curved portion at the bottom should be pointing to the front.
  6. Progress continues! Got the name plate panels re-metalized although you can kinda see where the edge of the blue was. Hopefully the name will distract from it enough. On the DDay stripes I tried to make the edges looks not so neat. I tried lightly scoring some Tamiya tape, then ripping it the rest of the way trying to make some jagged/uneven edges. Not sure it really worked. Some were to heavy so I touched them up Judging by the B&W picture, to me it looks like only the black stripes had been applied to the underside of the wings so that's how she is. Now I have to do the same on the flaps, which could be interesting as I spilled most my Tamiya White on the floor today. Wonder how close Model Master Enamel White is to Tamiya white. Probably can't tell a difference. It's either that or take a 45 min trip to the hobby shop.
  7. Decal has not been applied, so hopefully I can just mask carefully, sand the ridge a little, paint gloss black and redo the Alclad. Just been one of those weeks I guess.
  8. And I just realized that I messed up the blue nose! Suppose to be bare metal on the name panel. This past week has been a week of weirdness at the modeling workbench. Lots a little mishaps happening.
  9. Don't feel bad..........I did the same thing on my A-36 build!
  10. Well, at least this went good tonight! Ever have one of those nights where you probably shouldn't be at the modeling bench? Well that was tonight. Fortunately though the Blue Nosed B finally got it's blue nose. Judging by the B&W above, maybe it should be lighter, but this is what we are going with. Started with Floquil's German Imperial Infantry Blue and lightened it with Model Master White. Who knows the ratios. A question, now that I've completely stripped the propeller and propeller cone. What do you prime resin with? Masked the tips on the blades, pulled the tape off and it went down to clear resin. Alclad and Mr Surfacer 1500 Black were gone. Had this problem once before with Mr Surfacer and resin. Pretty sure it 1500 Black as well. Do I dare pull out a jar on Model Master Primer use that and then wait 16 centuries for it to cure?
  11. Boy the books and videos make this weathering thing look so easy! Might have to repaint a bit.
  12. Of those two choices, I'd say #21 on the left. More going on there visually! My 2 cents.
  13. Work continues on the Blue Nosed B of Bodney. NMF is getting closer. Think I'm gonna tweak the gun bay door color a little just to add something, although a lot of it will be covered by DDay stripes. Some things could be better, but hey, it's been a while since I've completed a kit. Fuselage: Alclad Duraluminum over Mr Color GFX2 Wings: Alclad White Aluminum over Mr Surfacer 1500 Black Lost track of all the different colors used on the different panels/stabs/ailerons/etc. Might darken the panel around the exhausts just a tad. Doesn't seem dark enough. If you go back to the B&W photo of what I am attempting, the DDay stripes were in progress and the D of the code had not been moved forward yet. So I need to modify the Eagle Strike decals. Threw them in photoshop, tweaked and printed. I think I got close. The only thing that concerns me is the red on the originals probably had white printed first before the red. Hoping it works ok. Modified decals.... Decal Modifications So now, what blue (or mixture) to use. As you can see in the photo above, it looks highly faded. So below from left to right; 1) Floquil Imperial German Uniform Blue (suppose to be close to the late war blue used on Blue Nosers). This actually misted over the silver and not fully covered looked pretty faded. May have to try a mist coat version. 2) XtraColor True Blue. Maybe with some white mixed it, it wouldn't be bad. 3) Model Master Enamel True Blue Decisions, decisions, decisions.
  14. Profipack #7074 has another bird from that group Weekend Edition #7441 has the bird above
  15. Was going to do the Hasegawa F6F-3, but I found this scheme today and had to do it. So this is what I will be tackling, eventually, for this GB. VF-38 F6F-3 Hellcat #117 VF-38 F6F-3 Hellcat #117
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