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    Building a Revell P-51D

    Same thing happened with the letters. From my standpoint, these are fixable. I'll use acrylic paint to touch up the artworks and serials Untitled by Docdodj, on Flickr Untitled by Docdodj, on Flickr
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    Building a Revell P-51D

    Another update: So I made my decals, but unfortunately they shattered on contact with water, even with the liquid decal film sealer. So I made another on, waited 48 hours for all the ink to dry. I then applied microscale liquid decal film solution, brushed on the decals at least 5 times, spaced in a 24 hour period. Then the moment of truth.... Untitled by Docdodj, on Flickr I cut the Donald Duck artwork as close as possible. On placement, it looked good, but afterwards had some minor cracking and discoloration. Untitled by Docdodj, on Flickr
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    Building a Revell P-51D

    Thank you!
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    Building a Revell P-51D

    Thanks so much for the comments. Anyways, I'm down to the final stretch. Decals are on! The airframe markings are a mix of the revell ones and spares, deciding on those most likely still up on the airframe after invasion stripes was placed on the aircraft. Unfortunately, there are no accurate 1/32 decals for Emerson's mustang, especially the striking Donald duck artwork. So I looked at different sources, chose the most accurate, and made my own artwork. Decals are printed, I just need to paint the tailplane/rudder recognition stripes before I put on the decals Untitled by Docdodj, on Flickr Untitled by Docdodj, on Flickr
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    Building a Revell P-51D

    Thanks for the comments. Here's the link to the aftermarket set. I got mine via hannants, I think you can get them in most online stores http://master-model.pl/product/am-32-100.html
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    Building a Revell P-51D

    So after measuring twice on the sizes of the artwork, I decided to paint the antiglare in OD, and the red nose for the aircraft. After some thought, I also decided on using the dropped flaps, so I had to paint the also in invasion stripes Untitled by Docdodj, on Flickr Untitled by Docdodj, on Flickr Untitled by Docdodj, on Flickr Untitled by Docdodj, on Flickr That's it for now, next up: tails stripes and serials using stencils!
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    Building a Revell P-51D

    At this point, I decided to measure the sizes of the artwork that I'll use. Untitled by Docdodj, on Flickr
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    Building a Revell P-51D

    Afterwards, I decided to paint the invasion stripes on the wings and fuselage, and the flaps Untitled by Docdodj, on Flickr Untitled by Docdodj, on Flickr
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    Building a Revell P-51D

    Of course, the smaller parts got airbrushed too. Untitled by Docdodj, on Flickr
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    Building a Revell P-51D

    Major update on my build. Paint is on!, I used Vallejo metal color for the aluminum. Decided to just use one shade for the mustang, but I did use steel form Vallejo to create the different panel over the exhaust area. Untitled by Docdodj, on Flickr Untitled by Docdodj, on Flickr
  11. As the title suggests, how wide was it? Was there a specification on how to measure where exactly place them, similar to orders on invasion stripes size, width, distance from national markings? Thanks in advance! :-)
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    Building a Revell P-51D

    So after trying to look for a suitable replacement, I used a ben, and cut staple wire, then superglued a bead from a bag of dessicant silica. Will paint it black later once the superglue dries. Untitled by Docdodj, on Flickr So that's it for now. Hopefully I can primer the kit by tomorrow, crossing fingers.
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    Building a Revell P-51D

    I have also started on the front coaming, with the gunsight. Had some problems with the width of the windscreen, so I placed a shim on both ends, so it fits nice now. I also replaced the gunsight glass with a more appropriate thinner acetate. and placed a silver aluminum as a reflector. Later I'll add a manual gunsight cross, which is part of the set in the Master Barrel AM. I haven't glued it yet to the fuselage because I accidentally knocked off the throttle stick. Untitled by Docdodj, on Flickr Untitled by Docdodj, on Flickr
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    Building a Revell P-51D

    So after being busy with work, had some progress with the kit. Had sealed the wings, and added an aftermarket Master barrel set. it replaces the kit molded barrel and jacket. I already attached the built wings to the fuselage, and added the rear stabilizers, and the front intake scope, and propeller wall. So far, no major issues on this part of the build. Untitled by Docdodj, on Flickr Untitled by Docdodj, on Flickr Untitled by Docdodj, on Flickr Untitled by Docdodj, on Flickr
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    Yes, another Mustang

    WOW! Nice work there! I'm actually having the same idea as yours. I already compared a revell B to the new D. As reference, here are my images: From the front, actually the lower part of the cowl of the B matches the D almost perfectly, as in decimals of a millimeter. I now believe the upper cowl of B is the reason for the shape problems of the old kit. IMG_4256 by Docdodj, on Flickr IMG_4255 by Docdodj, on Flickr On the belly, same thing, an near perfect fit. Even the rear landing gear opening is the same size and position on both kits. IMG_4254 by Docdodj, on Flickr IMG_4257 by Docdodj, on Flickr IMG_4251 by Docdodj, on Flickr Overall, other than the obvious differences because on is the D, the other B mustang, I have to say that the old kit, shapewise, does hold well. IMG_4252 by Docdodj, on Flickr IMG_4253 by Docdodj, on Flickr IMG_4258 by Docdodj, on Flickr Sorry Bruce if I hijacked your spot a bit. I'd love to see your approach! BTW, the wings on both kits, other than the leading edge are also excellent fits. I suggest that you just graft the leading edge, by cutting it similar to the kit part. Then graft the part of the front of the leading edge of the the B to D to avoid having to reshape the curve of the wingroot as it is pretty much accurate.
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