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Vynce804

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  1. Vynce804

    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
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    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
  7. That is very cool. Awesome weathering and cockpit looks fantastic. I had been thinking of building a Tornado and think you may just have persuaded me! Cheers. Matt
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    Custom paint mask help

    Thank you so much for the offer of help it’s very much appreciated. But I think the method you described is maybe something I could try and may just solve my problem! Did you get the blank mask sheets from maketar? Thanks again Matt
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    Custom paint mask help

    Hi All, I’m currently building the Tamiya P51 and Trumpeter P47, I want to use paint masks for the markings but can’t find what I want from what is readily available from the likes of Montex. Can anyone recommend a company that will produce custom paint masks? Thanks in advance for he help Matt
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    1/32 Trumpeter p47 Thunderbolt

    Hi Tim, for the invasion stripes I simply used a light grey oil wash to pick up the panel lines and rivets. I like the sound of your technique though and will definitely try it in the future. Cheers. Matt
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    Recycling a Thunderbolt

    There’s a thought! My recent p47 has a chequered nose and I actually have a spare chequered cowling which I practised on for that build which I could use but think I will go for something a bit different.... though thinking about it I have always liked the chequered nose OD p47 warbird ‘snafu’ !
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    Recycling a Thunderbolt

    I know what you mean but unfortunately my display case isn’t big enough and is bursting at the seams at the moment and this kit just grated on me too much! Cheers. Matt
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    FW 190 C V 18 /U1 hasegawa + planet model

    That is very very nice, love the paint and weathering. Matt
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    Recycling a Thunderbolt

    Hi All, I built this Trumpeter 1/32 P47 a while ago and have never liked the results, I have recently built another one of these kits and that has only made my first attempt look even worse in my eyes. So rather than break it down for parts and throw the rest away i decided to see if i could re-finish it into something i like better. Dismantling the kit into its main parts was fairly easy and then armed with oven cleaner i stripped the paint off the airframe and i have to say it worked better than i could ever have hoped and so now am left with a clean blank canvas. I think i will add metal gun barrels and maybe resin wheels and think i will add a resin pilot to replace the original plastic one. The plan is to do another OD machine but keep the scheme simple, no invasion stripes etc I've a few ideas for which airframe and nose art to do but haven't made a final decision yet. This will be a long term project as i get on with other things but should be fun to give this kit a second lease of life! Cheers Matt
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    F-16D "Polish Tiger"

    That looks fantastic, the paint is beautiful. Cheers Matt
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