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World War II: USA
Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
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Tamiya P-51D 1/32
thegirl
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 06:50 AM UTC
I have been away for a spell . Life got really busy with other stuff but I did manage on getting a bit of bench time in here and there .
This is built out of the box ..















Terri
Jessie_C
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 07:24 AM UTC
It seems to be missing a wing...
MikeyBugs95
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New York, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 07:32 AM UTC
What do you mean, Jessie?
AussieReg
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 07:49 AM UTC

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What do you mean, Jessie?



Terri has in the past been mainly building WWI and Golden Years subjects, obviously the skills have transferred very nicely to the larger scale and later subject matter!

Cheers, D
Jessie_C
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 07:50 AM UTC
Compared to Terri's usual subjects, this one is remarkably deficient in the wing count.
lampie
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 03:50 PM UTC
Hey Terri!
Good to see you back

Great job on the Mustang!
wing_nut
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 08:26 PM UTC

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It seems to be missing a wing...



Terri, I guess you and I have not been away as long as I thought. I got that. Nice 'Stang.
thegirl
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, November 09, 2016 - 05:59 AM UTC
Thanks guys

Jess , what ever do you mean ...missing a wing and such


Terri

Jessie_C
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Posted: Wednesday, November 09, 2016 - 07:03 AM UTC
And all the struts and wires, too!
thegirl
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Posted: Wednesday, November 09, 2016 - 07:33 AM UTC

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And all the struts and wires, too!



So that explains why I had so many left over parts .....




Terri
lespauljames
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, November 09, 2016 - 05:31 PM UTC
Rally nice mustang Terri. Nmf is great
thegirl
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Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 06:32 AM UTC
Hi James , I'm rather pleased with how the natural metal turned out . I used Vallejo new metal coat color range .


Joel_W
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Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 12:36 AM UTC
Terri,
Nice to see that you're not playing favorites with just naval fighters.

Your P-51D looks fantastic. I'm more then impressed with your NMF using the Vallejo NM paints. Looks every bit as good as my beloved Alcad2 paints.

For limited bench time, that's two outstanding big scale builds.

Joel
thegirl
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Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 06:32 AM UTC
Thanks Joel . I have tried Alcad2 , but never like the results . A few later craks appeared on the surfaces on two 72 scale Mustang . Very sad it was and disappointing in the end . I have been looking for something more suitable and the who local shop carries it . You need to spray them in very light cotes , just mist it on in layers . You don't need a black base cote either but you can if you want . It dries very fast , won't lift . ( fingers crossed ) Very durable . It's a resin acrylic and cleans up with water .

I used Tamiya clean for the decals to settle down to , another coat of clear . Final seal with Tamiya semi clear with a touch of their flat clear . and it didn't effect the metal cote . Weathering was done with Flory wash , pigments and Tamiya's weathering sets .




Terri