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Dave_R

A Blue Nosed Bar Steward - Tamiya 1/48

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Interesting approach.  When I did mine I did the wings first as I considered it easier to mask them off than the fuselage.  
 

AW

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On 2/9/2020 at 12:36 AM, Andwil said:

Interesting approach.  When I did mine I did the wings first as I considered it easier to mask them off than the fuselage.  
 

AW

I did it that way round because I didn't know how the Humbrol 11 would react to the Alclad lacquer.

 

Dave.

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Hi All,

 

I've added some panels in Alclad Dark Aluminium.

 

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Next is masking the nose area ready for painting.

 

Dave.

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I've never used Alclad as it seems to be a little hit 'n miss affair but you seem to have had no trouble. Looks great.

 

Stuart

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Hi All,

 

Masked ready for the blue nose.

 

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To get the curved bit done I scaled a PDF of the blue area to 1/48th in Photoshop and printed out at 100%.  It turned out that a 2p coin matched the circumference and I used the 2p to cut out a piece of masking tape to fit.

 

Dave.

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Hi All,

 

... and paint on and masking removed.

 

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The blue is a homebrew of Humbrol 14 and 34.  It's lighter, less saturated and semi-gloss compared to that seen on restored Mustangs, but to my eye is a closer match to the historical photos.

 

Dave.

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I love your blue - spot on!

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Hey, looks like you're building a P-51! Just awesome!

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Very nice Dave, excellent progress. The blue looks just right!

 

May I ask what primer you used under the Alclad Aluminium?

 

Thanks,

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5 hours ago, Johnson said:

Very nice Dave, excellent progress. The blue looks just right!

 

May I ask what primer you used under the Alclad Aluminium?

 

Thanks,

It's from Poundland and it's just called Auto Spray Paint and who'd have thunk it - it costs a pound!

 

One can has done four kits so far and will probably be OK for a couple more.  It does stink though - only to be used with very good ventilation and preferably a face mask and when the can is new too much comes out, so don't hold the can too close.

 

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Phenomenal speed of this build! Yet it's so neat with it. Great work so far 👍

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Hi All,

 

Decals done.

 

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It needs the aerial and pitot, some detail painting and weathering and then I'll call it done.

 

Dave.

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13 hours ago, Dave_R said:

It's from Poundland and it's just called Auto Spray Paint and who'd have thunk it - it costs a pound!

Obviously works well, no problem with your Alclad bubbling the primer (as happens with enamel - it's the nasty solvents they put in Alcald) or lifting with all that masking. And you got a very good finish.

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Good evening Dave

 Very good job she looks great with the decals on ..Be careful I think that the doors of the landing gear are on the wrong side ..

 

Patrice

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On 2/16/2020 at 7:39 PM, TEMPESTMK5 said:

Good evening Dave

 Very good job she looks great with the decals on ..Be careful I think that the doors of the landing gear are on the wrong side ..

 

Patrice

When looked again at the photo I thought you were right and I had to go and check, but it's just an optical illusion caused by the lighting angle and background.

 

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Dave.

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12 minutes ago, Dave_R said:

When looked again at the photo I thought you were right and I had to go and check, but it's just an optical illusion caused by the lighting angle and background.

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.

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Posted (edited)

Hi All,

 

I'm calling this done.

 

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I've put the U/C doors on the right way round and done a bit of weathering using oil paint.  Gallery shots to follow.

 

Dave.

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That looks superb, very neat job and nice contrasting alu panels.

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Good morning Dave

Very good job 👍👍

Patrice

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Oh, that is great! I love the blue colour, looks just right to me. I'm happy to see more 1/48ers now coming to be finished. Congratulation Dave!

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