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Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
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Revell P-51D 1/32 New Tooled
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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 12:34 PM UTC
Hi Chris , thanks for the welcome back . Been very well and busy weekend in front of the bench .

This is were I'm at with the build . Metal coat is done using Vallejo Metal coat paint line . There is six different shades and a lot of masking tape . Also was able to spray the blue on the nose as well . I still need to mask off the aeras for the white part of the ID stripes










Terri
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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 01:45 PM UTC
Terri,
You've made a lot of progress since I last dropped by. Looks great!

Gaz
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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 11:51 AM UTC
Thanks Gaz



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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 01:13 PM UTC
White for the ID bands is sprayed as well as the band ID bands on the tail planes . And since this photo clear coating has started for the decals .






Terri
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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 02:38 PM UTC
And the black decals for the ID bands are now in place . Had a few touch ups here and there .







Terri , gone back to decaling .....
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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 07:06 PM UTC
That looks great, Terri!

Gaz
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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 08:06 AM UTC
Thanks again Gaz , and for dropping by and following along



Terri
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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2019 - 01:39 AM UTC
Wow, great work Terri!
thegirl
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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2019 - 11:49 AM UTC
Thanks Colin

Second round for the decaling is finished and I will be starting round three with all the small stenciling .








Terri
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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2019 - 02:33 PM UTC
Stellar, Terri!
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 08:10 AM UTC

Beautiful, Terri!

Are you satisfied with Vallejo's new range of metal colors?
I recently tried out one and get more shine when just brushed instead a A/B. Good drying time and a quite stong surface.

Th mas
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 09:38 AM UTC
Dayum! Terri the P-51 is certainly living up to its name! Awesome job my friend simply awesome.
thegirl
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 11:28 AM UTC
Thanks guys for the continuing support and following along with the progress .

Well ...stick a fork in it she is finished ! I had to remove the front windscreen for repairs . Had blue paint run on the inside and have no idea how the hell that happened . It was an enjoying build and over all it really isn't a bad kit .

Thomas , I really like the Vallejo Metal coat paints . Really haven't had any troubles with them but I don't like their black primer for it . Just couldn't get it to spray right so I use Tamiya black and will vary with different shades as well . I just don't use black . They dry fast to the touch but need a full 24 hours to fully cure I find when sprayed. I do use them for brush painting , but only on smaller details and they are excellent for this as well .





































Up next ...WNW Fokker E.1 early





Terri
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 02:27 PM UTC
Beautiful finish, Terri!
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 11:17 PM UTC
Thanks Gary




Terri
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 02:20 AM UTC
Splendid work, Terri!

Paintjob and decaling turned out awesome, the pit and wells are are most enjoyable to look at. Again - great detailing!

But, do us a favour and show up some pics of this beauty in natural light outdoors...

Th mas

edit:
About Vallejo metal - used "Chrome" for my Apollo 11-CM for the Cpgn.
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 05:40 AM UTC
I can only second about what Thomas said. You did a great job on this kit. Very good painting and the decaling looks flawless from here. Well done, Terri!

Torsten
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 12:12 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Splendid work, Terri!

Paintjob and decaling turned out awesome, the pit and wells are are most enjoyable to look at. Again - great detailing!

But, do us a favour and show up some pics of this beauty in natural light outdoors...

Th mas

edit:
About Vallejo metal - used "Chrome" for my Apollo 11-CM for the Cpgn.




Thanks Thomas

I will see what I can do for you in regards to out door pic's .




Terri
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 12:14 PM UTC

Quoted Text

I can only second about what Thomas said. You did a great job on this kit. Very good painting and the decaling looks flawless from here. Well done, Terri!

Torsten




Thanks Torsten , it was a pleasure to build and will be getting another in the future .



Terri