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Started the airfix 1/72 mustang on Tuesday. Bloody good model to build ,dead easy, so i tried some different things as i went alone.I tried (about ten times) making my own spinning prop for this ,using clear plastic,on about number 8 i thought i had cracked it,went to put it on and the paint came off in my hands (dry).tried again but this time i used enamels.but these didnt dry after two days.Oh dear ,what a shame ,never mind.
This model should have been done in the British grey green camo scheme.But i used my new revell aqua metal paint on this one .Turned out great,not the aluminum effect but plain metallic ,so left it on.Played with a few paint scheme but settled on a red arrows red.Looked ok on the 1st few coats but took a lot of paint to cover the steel look so lost a bit detail on the front and rudder. Didnt notice the space on on one side of the canopy till it was completely solid so it stays where it is because if i tried to take it off the inevitable would happen. Thinking of giving it a pin wash but still looking at videos on how its done,but for now im calling it complete. Still learning so onwards and upwards.
35404974950_1b3c4f013d_k.jpgmustang 1 (1) by skellitor59, on Flickr
35752608306_5d08cf2320_k.jpgmustang 1 (2) by skellitor59, on Flickr
35752607966_5eee392f50_k.jpgmustang 1 (3) by skellitor59, on Flickr
35752607536_59d00e6d0c_k.jpgmustang 1 (4) by skellitor59, on Flickr
34983382093_472676088d_k.jpgmustang 1 (6) by skellitor59, on Flickr
35752605746_82f6a61497_k.jpgmustang 1 (8) by skellitor59, on Flickr
34983381213_9589a06745_k.jpgmustang 1 (9) by skellitor59, on Flickr
35752603946_c2dfd82337_k.jpgmustang 1 (11) by skellitor59, on Flickr
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Well, it's your model, as they say....

 

Glad you enjoyed the build. Which is the whole point. I can never deviate from official paint schemes but I'm tempted to indulge my artistic impulses too. ;) 

 

I've not tried the revell paint but if you have an airbrush I can recommend the AK Interactive extreme metal colours. You can achieve a fantastic natural metal finish very easily with those. 

 

What's next on the cutting mat?

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3 hours ago, IanC said:

Well, it's your model, as they say....

 

Glad you enjoyed the build. Which is the whole point. I can never deviate from official paint schemes but I'm tempted to indulge my artistic impulses too. ;) 

 

I've not tried the revell paint but if you have an airbrush I can recommend the AK Interactive extreme metal colours. You can achieve a fantastic natural metal finish very easily with those. 

 

What's next on the cutting mat?

Hairy stick my friend,to much faf on with the airbrush for my temprement,do more smashing than painting.Next could be the 1/72 warhawk in British livery.

 

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