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Thank you Bernd, Notty, Jhutchi, Danyel, Egor and TheStig. Thank you all once again. :)

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Absolutely stunning model! Congrats!

Did you paint an undercoat of white under the checker boards?

I am finishing the Tamyia 1/72 with the same decals and I am searching myself about that small stupid detail!!!

Beautiful!

JR

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Absolutely stunning model! Congrats!

Did you paint an undercoat of white under the checker boards?

I am finishing the Tamyia 1/72 with the same decals and I am searching myself about that small stupid detail!!!

Beautiful!

JR

Thank you both James and Jean.

Yes, I did paint a white undercoat before applying the decals. The nose checkers were in four parts, and joined faultless. On the wing tips, there was a small gap between the top and bottom decals. The black checkers needed to be joined up with a little black paint. Hope this answers your question. Please don't hesitate to ask if you want to know anything else. Thank you both again, Joe.

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It's such an iconic version of a remarkable aircraft and you have really done a grand job here. I've got the old 1974 mould of the Airfix 1/24 scale of the same aircraft, which I haven't built anywhere near as well as this. Superb build.

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Hi Joe,

thanks for your reply. So it is decided: I will undercoat the checkerboard decals. Now at last I can carry on, and I don't want to regret not having done so, especially after reading James's comment.

Cheers

JR

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Your welcome JR. Looking forward to seeing your build. :)

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Great model in flawless NMF! Without doubt one of the most attractive World War Two Mustangs.

Had the idea for a 1/72 Big Beautiful Doll myself long ago and bought the Hasegawa kit and a Microscale decal sheet.

When found out the sheet lacked the checkerboards for the wings, laid the project on hold until found with selfprinted decals a solution recently.

Searched in the web for checkerboard pics and printed on decal paper. Originally planned for a Korean War F-86, I think it will work fine with the Mustang, too.

Cheers,

Mario

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Thank you Mario. I think your idea of checkerboards will work out just fine.

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Nice build! Shame the real thing was turned into a 'Big Pile of Bits'

I too have the same aircraft to do in 1/72 but I've got several boxings of it as I intend to do other Mustangs as well, this also means I've got spare decals in case of cock ups!

thanks

Mike

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Thank you Mike, if it's the Tamiya 1/72nd 8th A.F. Aces you have, have the same kit. If the decals fit like the 1/48th scale, then they should be very good. Thanks, Joe.

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Another flawless build Joe. What a great looking Mustang- as others have noted the dio really has a sense of life to it. Cheers, Dave

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Thank you very much Dave, that's good of you to say, Joe

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This is beautiful, what a fantastic presentation of a beautifully built model

Thank you very much Synopsis. I thought your F-5E was very good as well. Joe

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Excellent work. The Alclad finish in various metallic shades is superb. I also have a nmf mustang in my stash from Tuskegee Airman sqd, though in 1/72. Do you have a WIP on your model?

Jaime

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Excellent work. The Alclad finish in various metallic shades is superb. I also have a nmf mustang in my stash from Tuskegee Airman sqd, though in 1/72. Do you have a WIP on your model?

Jaime

Thank you Jaime, I'm sorry, I didn't do a WIP, it was before I joined britmodeller. I've only done one WIP, and that's still WIP. Cheers, Joe
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Thanks for your reply, Joe. I'm always trying to learn from other modeller's techniques. Your Mustang is really excellent. Congrats again.

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Well it certainly is beautiful!! Lovely model and presentation. Excellent! :goodjob::goodjob:

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Thank you both Jaime and PlaStix :)

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Thank you very much Synopsis. I thought your F-5E was very good as well. Joe

Thanks for the kind words Joe. Even your mount/stand is impressive. Could I ask what you used for the grass?

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Thanks for the kind words Joe. Even your mount/stand is impressive. Could I ask what you used for the grass?

Your welcome Synopsis, and thank you. The grass is Verlinden Static Grass.

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