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1:32 Tamiya Mustang Build
AussieReg
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Posted: Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 02:01 PM GMT+7
Looking good fella, nice work in those pesky chequerboards!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 07:46 PM GMT+7
Drop me a line Nige, I'll need a reminder so I can get the masks done the checkers for the rudder won't be a problem
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, January 12, 2015 - 08:51 PM GMT+7
Looks great, Nige. Very nice painting of the details.

Looking forward to see more.
lampie
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Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2016 - 09:58 AM GMT+7
The King of the Speed Builds returns.
Even I was shocked to see that I started this about 4 years ago!!

Since then I've decided to change the scheme from Masters Mistress to a 357th FG D, "Ol Flak joe



As of today, this is how the Mustang is progressing.


sweaver
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Posted: Monday, November 07, 2016 - 04:28 AM GMT+7
Wow...got a subscription notification on this topic after being away from the hobby for years and thought I'd check back in!

Nice work! I'll probably continue to follow...
Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, November 07, 2016 - 01:21 PM GMT+7
Nige,
Glad to see that you've made a little more progress.
Joel
lampie
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 10:54 PM GMT+7
I was quite shocked actually when I picked this back up and started tinkering with it how close the building part is to completion.
So, if I can get stuck into it then I should hopefully have a completed Mustang sitting in the display case soon.

Progress over the last couple of days has seen a base coat of neutral grey on the underside followed by my usual technique of weathering the finish.

Before



After


lespauljames
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Posted: Wednesday, November 09, 2016 - 01:06 AM GMT+7
That's looking awesome. What techniques did you use on the underside? The streaking looks great
thegirl
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Posted: Wednesday, November 09, 2016 - 01:06 PM GMT+7
Really four years ....Wow . Still worth the wait Nigel .

How are the fit of the cheek panels ? My didn't fit right so I ended up gluing them in place . Top and under side can still be removed .


Terri
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Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 07:37 AM GMT+7
Nigel,
Your bottom side weathered Neutral Gray really looks good. I'm not a big fan of pre-shading, but in this case is does work well.

Joel
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Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 11:20 AM GMT+7
Thanks everyone.
Terri, the engine panels fit really well on mine.

Not much pre shading shows through, most of the effect is achieved by spraying progressively lighter versions of the base colour extremely thinned.

I've got the base coat of OD on the topside tonight.
I'll try and get it shaded and streaked later in the week and then it's Miracle Mask time.



😊😊😊
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Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 12:53 PM GMT+7
Thanks Nigel , my panels I think were on the wrapped side . They would not sit down near the spinner . even with test fitting , even went back to make sure everything was lined up . It is what it is , besides I have another in the stash with hell of a lot of bells and whistles and even the kitchen sink for good measure so I can do Cripes a mighty !

Nice job on the olive drab top side . Looking forward on the weathering outcome . Your underside looks super . You hit the right balance with the per-shading . Something that can be over done easily .



Terri
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Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016 - 08:01 AM GMT+7
Thanks Terri.
I haven't had any problems with the engine panels so far, although I remember a couple of years ago when I fitted the wings I had a bit of problem getting them to sit flush. ( Years ago!,,hahaha,, I'm really enjoying being able to get some benchtime in after all the 5hit of the last few years.

Onwards and upwards!

I've just finished the toning down/breaking up of the OD top surface.
I'll let it dry overnight and then unmask before giving the whole thing its first coat of Klear to protect the surface from Mr Klutz. (me)





sweaver
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Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016 - 08:15 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Thanks Terri.
I haven't had any problems with the engine panels so far, although I remember a couple of years ago when I fitted the wings I had a bit of problem getting them to sit flush. ( Years ago!,,hahaha,, I'm really enjoying being able to get some benchtime in after all the 5hit of the last few years.

Onwards and upwards!

I've just finished the toning down/breaking up of the OD top surface.
I'll let it dry overnight and then unmask before giving the whole thing its first coat of Klear to protect the surface from Mr Klutz. (me)









Love the OD Mustangs. Looking good!
Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016 - 09:32 AM GMT+7
Nigel,
I really like how you weathered and toned down the O.D. with a lighter color. It certainly looks quite realistic.

I've been using that technique for some time, and find it to be almost fool proof. Since I've gone to black basing, I still find it useful for darker colors that don't really work well with the Black Basing technique.
Joel
AussieReg
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Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016 - 10:32 AM GMT+7
Shweeeeeeeeeet! Love your work fella.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016 - 11:19 PM GMT+7
Its a really handy technique for giving some variation in tone to what could easily be a monotonous overall finish and, like you say Joel, its pretty much impossible to mess up.

Cheers Reg, loving having time at the bench on a regular basis again!

Masking off!



The intention is to finish this with all the markings, checkerboard, and hopefully noseart and name painted on.
I think the only decals will be on the undercarriage struts.

lampie
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Posted: Sunday, December 04, 2016 - 06:23 AM GMT+7
A coat of Klear to protect the paint and off we go with painting the markings on.

Love masking spinners,,,,,,,,NOT.

Amazing how a splash of colour makes everything look better and gives you a boost to get moving on a build.

Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, December 05, 2016 - 05:46 AM GMT+7
Nige,
Nice job on the spinner. Impressive to saw the least.
Joel
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Posted: Monday, December 12, 2016 - 08:22 AM GMT+7
White Line Fever



Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, December 12, 2016 - 10:15 AM GMT+7
Nige,
Your white lines are absolutely perfect.

BTW, I just got the Tamiya P-51D last week. At my current rate of building plus hopefully one car per year, It's a good year or two away from the bench at best.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, December 12, 2016 - 07:01 PM GMT+7
looking good Nige, decals and masks are on the way
lampie
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Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 06:03 AM GMT+7

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looking good Nige, decals and masks are on the way


Thanks Mal

Chipping away at the Tiffie too 😊
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Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 07:42 PM GMT+7
Just give me a shout when you are getting close to the painting stage with the Tiffie, mind yo I may have retired by then!
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Posted: Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 11:13 AM GMT+7
Masks arrived safely,

Thanks Mal 😊😊