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P51D 1:48 MISS STEVE


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On 11/01/2020 at 06:11, Biggles87 said:

This looks like it’s going well.

 

John

Thanks John, just plodding along, got all the the sanding done. (I hope) just going to shoot some black on it to see how they look. Then on to re-riveting it...

 

On 11/01/2020 at 10:22, gingerbob said:

Great looking wheel well!

 

Thanks gingerbob, mainly the kits work tbh I just blasted it with Vallejo yellow chromate and then used AKs panel liner for desert aircraft.

Rescribing is a real pain I just go with getting the general area looking 'right' life's to short haha

10 hours ago, Thom216 said:

Agreed, nice wells!

Thanks Thom!

 

 

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So abit more progress.

Been filling, panel lining and riveting.

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There's the centre line but I'll shoot some black paint on and see how it looks!

I've also done some work on the landing gear.

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I've added some stretched sprue to simulate brake lines.

Thanks for looking

All the best

Joss

 

(Can't get rid of this picture \/ \/ )

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So she's all primed, managed to catch my finger on the model as I was taking a photo so will have to sand and respray once fully hardened.

I think the rescribing is ok just have to wait and see when laying colour down. Might spray it duralumin then lay the colours on top.

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Thanks for letting for looking.

Any comments, suggestion or constructive criticism welcome.

All the best

Joss

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Happy with how the silver came out so in going to try a nmf aircraft probably miss Steve. 

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Not going to be 100% accurate but I'm enjoying myself

Thanks for looking

Joss

 

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On 02/02/2020 at 18:50, Johnson said:

The most important thing!

Quite so Johnson, I found I was getting dispondent trying to get a perfect model so now I just try to do the best I can!

 

Here's a picture of her with her theatre markings on.

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Just got to get the invasion stripes on and the nose and tail colours.

Post picture, I've got the olive drab on but need to lighten it up so that should be tomorrow's job.

Thanks for looking

Joss

 

 

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Rightio everyone making abit more progress.

I need to tidy up the invasion stripes with a brush. I've started getting decals on and slowly getting towards wrapping up this model

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Thanks for looking. Any comments or suggestions welcome.

All the best

Joss

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After some time away from this project I finally got back to it.

The main decals are on. I'm not 100% whether to add the stencils, I'll probably go for the major ones

Here's a few photos, it doesn't show the finish in these photos but I'll crack out the DSLR later and hope for the magic orb in the sky to finally appear.

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Just the inner landing gear doors to add and the main flaps. 

Then onto the fun part, Weathering!

I adjusted the front landing gear so it sits more upright. 

I'll take a photo later but I compared them against two tamiya kits and she seems to sit at the same angle.

Any comments or suggestion welcome

Thanks for looking

Joss

 

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Autocorrect being silly
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Hi Joss,

A little hint as I built an earlier version of 'Miss Steve' some years ago here. The counter balance of the rudder was also painted blue and there was some spray of the blue onto the stabilzer, so no sharp demarcation line at the rudder post.

Just in case you want to adjust it.

Cheers, Michael

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10 hours ago, Toryu said:

Hi Joss,

A little hint as I built an earlier version of 'Miss Steve' some years ago here. The counter balance of the rudder was also painted blue and there was some spray of the blue onto the stabilzer, so no sharp demarcation line at the rudder post.

Just in case you want to adjust it.

Cheers, Michael

Hi Micheal, just had a look at your build and she's stunning.

I think I'll run the paint brush to change that line.

Some interesting differences. The Eduard kit doesn't contain all numbers for the serial on the tail and the extra kill markings as well.

Thanks for sharing!

Thanks Joss

 

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Hi Joss,

I‘m happy I could help.

My ‘Miss Steve‘ is not an earlier version as I wrote erroneously, but a later one with invasion stripes removed. So less kill marks for your model would be correct.

Cheers, Michael

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Thanks guys,

I have had a bit of a hiccup, when I was removing the majority of the washes I accidentally stripped of a large section of paint on the wing 😒

I think it's fixable but it's going to take me time to sand it down and get it nice and smooth to repaint again so unfortunately I'm not going to finish it in time.

I will post my model up in the RFI when I'm done with it but for now I have to apologise and wish everyone else the best of luck!

All the best 

Joss

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