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BigReg

P 51 Mustang

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Why is it so big? Cos I only usually model in 1/144!

Here is the statutory picture of the box, note how it is made of card and like all the other pictures of boxes shown so far it has a plastic bubble holding glue, brushes and little plastic tubs of horrid paint.

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As all the best reviews start with the cockpit - I'll start with the propeller - amazingly the yellow paint went on well and covered in one coat. I then painted the blades black - as there are no decals for the prop I will scratch some stencil detail on later.

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The smaller of the two brushes is larger that the one I use to paint the wings in my 144 models so any hope of fine detailling is just not on so when I painted the wheels black (There was no panzer grey in my kit!) I dry brushed siver on to bring out the hub detail and then rubbed the black between my fingers to add a little sheen.

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The cockpit was a nightmare - no way could I mix an interior green - its RAF lavatory green with some dry brushing in silver and black. The plywood floor is drybrushed olive green over the bare plastic. I used the point of my scalpel to highlight (if that is not to strong a word) the instrument panel.

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Since I took the pictures last night I have joined the wings and fuselage ..... More tomorrow!

Regards

David

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Good stuff, Reg - I have a feeling that we won't be seeing any authentic gluey fingermarks on this one ;)

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The fuselage is closed up and the wings are on. I've also slapped on the first coats of paint - the silver was horrid! This is a close up of the cockpit with seat belts! These are certainly pre-Eduard, I cut two strips of blue printed paper from the box art and stuck them on with the glue and put a dot of silver on the end to represent the buckles.

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This prop now has its 'stencil' data on it and has been painted green which although its too dark at least being gloss went on well.

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can you see how horrid the silver is? :gobsmacked::jealous::shutup::weep:

David

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Well here it is finished

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The gloss paint wasn't too bad but the silver is pants - it doesn't cover and then wears off on your hands. The decals were (Sorry transfers...) were brill.

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I got a really sharp demarcation on the anti glare panel by using the instruction sheet as a shield. However I did cheat on the canopy as the paint just went into mercury like globules and I used my vallejo silver. I'll own up to that, Miss.

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Regards

David

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Milo,

You've switched the pictures round - that is my model! :handbag:

David

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