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Vynce804

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  1. Vynce804

    Recycling a Thunderbolt

    Im on a roll with this model at the moment...it won't last! Ive have finished all of the chipping with a prismacolour pencil, it looks a little stark at the moment but from experience when i add filters, washes and oil shading it will be toned down a lot and will add a nice variation to the finish. I have included a picture of it with my other WIP my Mustang, its fascinating building these 2 iconic aircraft side by side. The P51 is beautiful and sleek whilst the Thunderbolt is quite brutish and both definitely suit there names...I was trying to decide if I had a favourite from the 2 but think i will wait till they are both finished...there is a way to go yet! Cheers Matt
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    Recycling a Thunderbolt

    Hi, I have been concentrating on my Mustang for a few weeks but at last I've had some time to dedicate to my Thunderbolt. The main painting is completed as are the painted marking, and it was nice to paint something other than NMF for a change after my last 2 builds! My main issue with this kit the first time around was that the OD paintwork was too dark, Ive addressed that this time around and am much happier. Next a bit of chipping then a gloss coat, decals and on to weathering. Cheers Matt
  3. Hi All, Ok here is a picture of my one and only display cabinet and i think you can see my issue...its almost full!. I have a p51 and a p47 on the bench and once they are complete i will have no more room for my completed kits...so what to do! Im interested to know what everyone else does?..do you recycle them?...throw them away? give them away? store them out of sight? or sell them on EBay! Cheers Matt
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    Tamiya P51 Mustang

    Hi All, A little more progress. The wings are now painted...with rattle can AS12! and i have picked out several panels on the fuselage with dark aluminium. next is anti glare panel and then onto weathering! Cheers Matt
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    Tamiya P51 Mustang

    ok thats much better, the paint went down very nicely 2nd time around! cleanup then a gloss coat and then more clean up before weathering begins!...oh and and paint the wings i had forgotten that detail! Cheers Matt
  6. Vynce804

    Tamiya P51 Mustang

    Hard modelling lesson no.58 if you skimp on the prep before laying down a NMF it will look rubbish! The primer looked fine to me...honestly, but when i laid down the Ak extreme metal paint it looked terrible so no option but to break out the 4000 and 6000 grade micro mesh and wet sand it all back and try again, made only slightly harder as I have already painted all of the markings! oh well you live and learn and I'm sure it will be ok in the end!
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    1/32 385th BG(H) B-17G - Fictitious

    This is coming along brilliantly and am enjoying being along for the ride! Looking forward to the next update. Cheers. Matt
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    Tamiya P51 Mustang

    Hi All, A quick update and apologies for the poor images. Well that was a lot of masking and the nose is still only half done!!!!! Its coming on well though and will let it dry for a good few days before embarking on the 2nd half! Cheers Matt
  9. Vynce804

    Tamiya P51 Mustang

    So all the main components are together and I'm almost ready to start the paintwork. I had to change my plan for this kit though. I had always envisaged keeping the engine cowling panels removable as you can with this kit, but after a very frustrating afternoon trying to make them fit i had to admit defeat and glue them in place and so loose all of that fab engine detail. Its not that the fit of the panels was bad it was that they weren't quite good enough and to make them fit precisely you had to maintain some pressure on the panels. I would probably always display this kit with the panels on so in the end the decision wasn't hard and lets face it we all have loads of models we lavished time and hard work on intricate internal detail which are very important to get right at the time but when the kit is finished you can hardly see the fruits of your labours if at all.....HK B17 for example! As you can see the nose is now yellow and I'm preparing to mask the chequers...should be fun! Cheers Matt
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    Tamiya P51 Mustang

    Hi Mike, good guess but I’m actually going to finish it as a 353rd fighter group machine. 19squadron did indeed have a similar black and yellow banded spinner but the colours are reversed when compared to the 353rd. cheers Matt
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    Tamiya P51 Mustang

    Hi All, A little more progress. The fuselage is together as are the wings and the main wheel wells are painted but not weathered. This kit is a dream to build, so well engineered and the fit of the main components is very impressive. Hopefully get the wings mated to the fuselage next and into paint before too long! Cheers Matt
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    1/32 Trumpeter p47 Thunderbolt

    Hi, I’ve included some pictures in a WIP (recycling a thunderbolt) thread of mine. Not exactly the same but the workflow is very similar and should get you started. Cheers. Matt
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    Tamiya P51 Mustang

    Ok I couldn't resist it any longer! This was the first kit i bought when i started this great hobby a few years ago and it has been sat in my stash ever since. The reason i didn't make it was firstly i wanted to practice on some other kits first before i had the confidence to tackle it and secondly i didn't know until now what marking i wanted to do, which is always important for me as i need to visualise something as I'm going along. I have to say this is a really great kit and a complete pleasure to build I've made a start on the cockpit and engine and I'm about ready to close the fuselage. More instalments soon i hope. Cheers Matt
  14. Vynce804

    Recycling a Thunderbolt

    Hi All, I have now decided on a scheme for this re-build and have made a start on the cowling. If i thought masking and painting the black and white checks on my last build was difficult I wasn't prepared for the whole new level of frustration that masking these diamonds on the cowling had in store! well 4 attempts later i am starting to get something I'm happy with. Its far from perfect, then in my defence from reference material the ones on the actual aircraft were often similarly imperfect! Its still a WIP and i have quite a bit of touching up and fettling to do but I'm finally confident that i will get there in the end. I have included several photos to illustrate the method for those interested...or crazy enough to have a go! Cheers Matt
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    1/32 Trumpeter p47 Thunderbolt

    Hi Troy, no this isn’t stripped razorback but that project is coming on . I’ve decided on a paint scheme and there should be an update on the WIP thread in a few days. Cheers. Matt
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