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1:32 Tamiya Mustang Build
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Posted: Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 02:01 PM GMT+7
Beautiful paint work Nigel , Love the scheme as well . I have these markings in 48 scale . I hope you release now that I'm forced to go out and buy another Mustang ...maybe Mengs new kit ....


Terri
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 05:15 AM GMT+7

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Beautiful paint work Nigel , Love the scheme as well . I have these markings in 48 scale . I hope you release now that I'm forced to go out and buy another Mustang ...maybe Mengs new kit ....


Terri



Terri,
Don't feel to bad, I went out and bought my 1st Mustang kit in like 30 years, Tamiya's 1/32 P-51D. Like you, Nigel's build played a important part of that decision along with my brothers 4 1/32 builds.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 11:44 AM GMT+7

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Beautiful paint work Nigel , Love the scheme as well . I have these markings in 48 scale . I hope you release now that I'm forced to go out and buy another Mustang ...maybe Mengs new kit ....


Terri



Terri,
Don't feel to bad, I went out and bought my 1st Mustang kit in like 30 years, Tamiya's 1/32 P-51D. Like you, Nigel's build played a important part of that decision along with my brothers 4 1/32 builds.

Joel



No pressure then eh? 😥
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Posted: Monday, December 19, 2016 - 03:41 AM GMT+7

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Beautiful paint work Nigel , Love the scheme as well . I have these markings in 48 scale . I hope you release now that I'm forced to go out and buy another Mustang ...maybe Mengs new kit ....


Terri



Terri,
Don't feel to bad, I went out and bought my 1st Mustang kit in like 30 years, Tamiya's 1/32 P-51D. Like you, Nigel's build played a important part of that decision along with my brothers 4 1/32 builds.

Joel



No pressure then eh? 😥



Terri,
Not a drop of self induced pressure .

I've saved up for nearly the last year to purchase my opening stash of 1/32 scale props. Here's the war chest I'm going to be building along with 1/48 and one 1/20 scale race car per year:

Trumpeter: F4F-3, SBD-4, & P-47D razorback
Tamiya: F4U-1A, & P-51D
Zoukei-Mura: A-1J

Joel
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Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 10:40 AM GMT+7
I've got a couple of the 1:32 Trumpeter Razorbacks tempting me from the stash, and a Kinetic Razorback too, but got to clear some bench space first

Speaking of which, its Miracle Mask time

Star and Bar masks in place.






Tamiya tape, post it notes and clingfilm, and then on with the white bits.





To Be Continued.....
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016 - 06:03 AM GMT+7
Nige,
The opening round of masking looks good.

the only other 1/32 kit I've been on the fence about is the P-47D Bubble top. I'm leaning towards the Hasegawa kit over the Trumpeter one if just to try my hand at a Hasegawa kit. I'll pass on the Eduard boxing as I just don't see the Value of spending $150 for basically a $80 kit with some "goodies", and not the ones I really want.
Joel
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016 - 06:27 AM GMT+7

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Nige,
The opening round of masking looks good.

the only other 1/32 kit I've been on the fence about is the P-47D Bubble top. I'm leaning towards the Hasegawa kit over the Trumpeter one if just to try my hand at a Hasegawa kit. I'll pass on the Eduard boxing as I just don't see the Value of spending $150 for basically a $80 kit with some "goodies", and not the ones I really want.
Joel



Cheers Joel.

Hasegawa bubbletop everytime over the Trumpeter one. I wouldnt be suprised if Tamiya make use of the P+W2800 they've done for the Corsair and utilise it in another big radial
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016 - 06:36 AM GMT+7
Right then, next round of the Stars n Bars.

Mask sections replaced over the white areas,and the areas to be painted insignia blue weeded out.



Insignia blue painted on,



And masking removed..



Now its an overnight wait for the paint to cure and then its time for the stars n bars to be revealed.



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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016 - 07:59 PM GMT+7
You are getting quite good at this masking lark Nige, even though it is easy you make it look effortless
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Posted: Saturday, December 24, 2016 - 12:10 AM GMT+7
Eye candy !



Terri
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Posted: Saturday, December 24, 2016 - 01:02 AM GMT+7
Eye candy indeed. The further along the build goes the more attractive the scheme looks. The 357th certainly had a fabulous combination of colours and noseart, making for what must have been one of the most decorative flightlines in the ETO.

So,, star n bar masking removed.

Underside.



Top views.





Getting there slowly...



Next job, after a couple of coats of Klear to seal the stars n bars, is the code letters.

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Posted: Saturday, December 24, 2016 - 04:06 AM GMT+7
Nige,
Agreed, everyone seems to feel the same way that the Hasegawa P-47 D Bubble is the way to go. So I'm considering it a done deal.

The final results of those National Insignias is some of the best eye candy I've ever seen. Simply outstanding.

I just happen to notice looking at the spinner that the front of the cowling still needs that small checkered stripe. Are you going to paint it or decal it?

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, December 24, 2016 - 05:56 AM GMT+7
Thanks Joel 😊

I'll be painting the checkered areas too 😊
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Posted: Saturday, December 24, 2016 - 01:37 PM GMT+7
Just keeps getting better and better, love it!

Merry Christmas mate!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, December 25, 2016 - 12:14 PM GMT+7
Cheers D, Merry Christmas to everyone too

Took the "gear up" section out today in order to line up the white stripe on the gear doors, so took the opportunity to fit the undercarriage legs for a while.
I've also removed the cowling panels ready to mask off the front area yellow/red checkerboard. (Love those magnets!)





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Posted: Sunday, December 25, 2016 - 01:08 PM GMT+7
Nigel,
Every time I see the engine compartment of Tamiya's P-51D, I can't wait to eventually start mine, but at the same time the intrepidation level climbs another notch. I keep on thinking that my brother has so far built 4 of them, 3 in full NMF, and 1 in semi NMF, so my baseline goals have to be rather high.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, December 26, 2016 - 07:17 AM GMT+7
Hi Nige

No surprise - but this is looking another absolute beauty to add to your stable! You know what I'm going to say next... you've got to get it on the Frontpage as a Feature when it's finished.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Monday, December 26, 2016 - 10:37 PM GMT+7
What part of 2018 would you like it to be ready for Rowan?
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Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 05:37 AM GMT+7

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What part of 2018 would you like it to be ready for Rowan?



Hi again Nige

:D With the progress you're making, I somehow don't think it'll take that long...

So long as you finish it before I do mine, that'll be fine - and, seeing as I haven't got the kit, that should be easy enough.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 11:56 AM GMT+7
Joel,, just get stuck in and enjoy it for what it is..a hobby where the only person you need to please is yourself

Ok, Rowan, seeing as you put it like that I think I might be in with a chance of finishing it before you haha.

Didn't get as much done as I would have liked over the last few days but today I applied the code letter masks and after leaving them for a few hours and checking them with fresh eyes I sprayed them this evening.



I'll take out the centres of the letters tomorrow.
I've also provisionally masked the demarcation line of the cowling checkerboard.
Once I'm happy with that I'll give it a light dusting of white for an undercoat before spraying it yellow. I'll paint the prop tips and serial numbers at the same time.
After that its the really fun game of cutting square (but not square) pieces of masking tape ready for the red part of the cowling checkers to be applied.



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Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 10:51 PM GMT+7
Et Voila



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Posted: Friday, December 30, 2016 - 05:20 AM GMT+7
Nigel,
Your Masked marking really are outstanding. I'm actually thinking of going that route with my F4F-3 build even though I've purchased not one but two After Market decal sheets.

I'm really looking forward to the checked nose update.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, December 30, 2016 - 05:36 AM GMT+7

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Nigel,
Your Masked marking really are outstanding. I'm actually thinking of going that route with my F4F-3 build even though I've purchased not one but two After Market decal sheets.

I'm really looking forward to the checked nose update.

Joel



Do it 😊
I actually find them easier than using decals.
For example, I'm currently going cross eyed trying to line up the serial number masks.
They've been on and off about a dozen times.
I'm pretty happy with how they are sitting now, but I'm going to walk away from it for an hour, and then check the alignment later.
If I'm not happy, I'll just lift and resite the mask, before finally masking around it and chucking some paint at it.
Try doing that with a decal?
When I spray the serial I'm also going to do the yellow nose section too 😊
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Posted: Friday, December 30, 2016 - 07:52 AM GMT+7
All masked off ready to go again,



Could have been worse, could have been better.

Starboard side serial turned out perfectly. (The rudder being at an angle gives the appearance of it being slightly wonky but its not)



Theres some slight overspray around the 3 and the 5 on the port side which I'll tidy up when I spray the red checkerboards.
Nothing thats going to take more than a dusting of red to clean up though.

Yellow cowling band sprayed and prop tips done as well.



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Posted: Friday, December 30, 2016 - 10:14 AM GMT+7
Nigel
The Serial numbers look great. Not a drop of flash can be seen anywhere

the angle of the letters on the rudder really does throw off one's perspective. But they're still perfectly aligned to each other.

Joel