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Knaupel

Accurate Miniatures P-51B 1/48

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Hi all,

 

while searching a good way to fix the wheel well of my P-51D I found this kit in my stash and couldn´t resist to start a second P-51. Accurate Miniatures made a really nice P-51B. This kit is very well detailed and I will only add a Ture Details Seat cause of the seat belts. The exhaust are also weak and Ultracast will provide new. It´s great to have big stash ;-)

 

 

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The Sidewalls are much better detailed than other offerings.

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All parts needed for the cockpit and the spur wheel. The armor, protecting the pilot is missing in the kits cockpit, but I did not add it.

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True Details Seat on the Accurate Miniatures rack

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Added oilwashing and drybsushing. Old school but still with good result ;-)

 

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Once again self mixed Revell Aqua Colors used. They are really great to handle.

 

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Washing with brown Oils and drybrushing with middle grey Aqua Color

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Love the great True Detail Seat.

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Accurate Miniatures made a real nice instrument panell

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The fuselage is closed and the fit is really good.

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only some minor rework is needed to achieve a perfect result

 

Please visit my Blog: Pete´s Mancave

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Looking good!

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Any ideas on what scheme you'll be doing ? I love an accurate miniatures kit, great progress so far.

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@ Blitz23

actually I ´m not sure what scheme I´ll do.... I´m thinking about Mr. Hofers  P-51...

 

I´m still building this "B"-Mustang. As you can see on the pictures I installed the wings and the elevators.

I wanted to reduce the amount of putty and it might be a good way to intall the upper wings first.

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It was not possible to avoid all gaps at the wing root.

 

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I just put the lower wings in place and they won´t fit without clamps

 

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Wings in place and most of the gaps are filled and sanded.

 

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The glue and staple on the flap have destroyed some details and rivets. 

 

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I had to re-engrave and make some new rivets.

 

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Still a lot of work to do.........

 

All the best 

Pete

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added better prictures

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Hi all,

 

First off all, I wish you a happy new year 2017!

I started painting the pony. I decided to go with "Salem Representative". Life Like Decals offer a very nice set for Mr. Hofers P-51. Actually I ´ve used a mix of Life Like, Printscale and Academy Decals.

 

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soure: American Airmuseum.com

 

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The modell exclusevly painted with Revell Aqua Color. I have sealed the decals with layer of clear matt paint. This will hopefully give a good base for the oil color wheathering.

 

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"Salem Representative" is a Printscale decal. I managed to get the wunderfull Life Like Decal destroyed 😥

 

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 I followed the Life Like instructions but if I had to do to the paint job again I would do a full set of D-Day markings. You can see it clearly if you follow the link under the first picture.

 

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The stencils are very nice and lendt from the Academy P-51B,  printed by Cartograph.

 

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The two under wing bombs are also from the Academy Kit. Hofers missions were to protect the bombers and so I will not add them to the to my Cadillac.

 

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The decal doesn´t really fit to the kit part. The white flanks on the tires are Life Like Decals.

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I reworked the decal on the wheel well door with Revell Aqua colors

 

Please have a look into my blog and find out more about me and my friends:

https://petesmancave.blogspot.de/

 

Hopefully I can finish this build until 17!

 

All the best

 

Pete

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