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Spanjaard added a new photoalbum.
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ok, i may have jump a few steps, but here is, finished. more pictures in completed album
Project: p-51 Grim reaper
1:48 North American P-51D Mustang (Aires 4072)1:48 Exhausts for Р-51 (Komplekt Zip 48013)1:48 P-51D/K Mustangs: 355th FS/ 354th FG, 87th FS/ 78th FG (Microscale 48-1097)1+
88 | 10. April 2016, 21:48
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Ricardo Gonzalez Ramos
Nice scratch work!
10. May 2016, 20:22
Clifford Keesler
Looking very nice.
10. May 2016, 23:49
thanks, I am stuck now due to airbrush problems.... I will probably need a new one, and i will need to wait a bit for that 🙁
11. May 2016, 06:15
Bart Goesaert
looks nice so far... to bad about the AB. With Aires the cockpit is ok dimensionally, but the thickness of the plastic is too thick then...
11. May 2016, 08:05
soheil moghisi
Very nice.
11. May 2016, 15:51
yes, it took a lot of sanding to get the aires cockpit in place. and I bit more probably would have helped too. fuselage without it fitted real nice
11. May 2016, 17:49
well, it is finally finished. i have learnt a few things about Alclad, clear coating, and specially about weathering, some not in the best way, but usually the hard way is the most permanent.... washes affected some of the decals, because the layer of alclad aqua gloss was obviously too thin. I will give a try with Future next time😉
there is another album with just pictures of the finished model.
30. June 2016, 20:42
Bart Goesaert
nice one...
1. July 2016, 07:49
Holger Kranich
Now thats a nice build! Congrats, she Looks awesome!
1. July 2016, 09:22
Thanks Bart and Holger :)
1. July 2016, 10:34
Clifford Keesler
Awesome looking P-51, great job.
1. July 2016, 23:53
thanks Clifford. you can see the final results in my other album P-51 Grim Reaper (completed) | Album by hetspanjaard (1:48)
2. July 2016, 16:36
thanks James. yes, that was nto easy. i cut the big decal in several pieces, to make it easier. but getting them to match was also tricky.
the decal is really thin, which is great because it looks better once done. but the problem is that if you handle it too much, it can break too
in fact, some days after i finished, a tiny bit of it dissapeared. just on white square and a blue one. i had to repair the damage with with paint. it is not perfect, but it will have to do.
2. July 2016, 21:01
thanks a lot 🙂 I really appreciate all the nice words 🙂
2. July 2016, 21:12
Donald Medley
Very nice
20. February 2017, 10:21
thanks Donald
20. February 2017, 19:37
Tzonglin Wu
2. October 2019, 14:15
thanks Tzonglin Wu
2. October 2019, 14:48
Tim Heimer
Nicely done!! I some how missed this build. I have intensions of building the exact same kit and decals, but after 3yrs it still sits waiting.
1. August 2020, 14:25
Lode Schildermans
Looks sharp and shiny, Spanjaard. Thanks for guiding me through your building process
1. August 2020, 18:19
thansk Tim and Lode, honoured that you both like it!
@Tim, Tamiya kit fits like a globe, and those decals are simply fantastic. most complicated part was to fit the aires cockpit. but the details are worth the effort. pity i did not sanded it a bit more to get proper fit
1. August 2020, 22:33
Daniel Klink
Very sharp and clean built Spanjaard👍
Excellent detailwork and like that paintjob.
Congrats mate
1. August 2020, 22:45
Tim Heimer
Spanjaard it is still a very respectable build. We are our own worst critics! We all need to learn the patience that Lode has!
1. August 2020, 23:30
Bart Goesaert
Looking great.
2. August 2020, 05:30
Thanks Daniel an Bart, and thanks again Tim
2. August 2020, 18:19
thanks Jonathan 🙂
27. August 2020, 12:58
4. September 2020, 08:03
thanks brianireland. I see you have it now in your wishlist, go for it 🙂
4. September 2020, 08:34
Clifford Keesler
Beautiful Mustang Spanjaard, hope mine turns out half as nice.
4. September 2020, 23:57
Thanks clifford . I am sure it will be as good or better
5. September 2020, 09:42
Rui S
Nice finish Spanjaard. All the work you put into it turned out great 👍
5. September 2020, 10:28
thanks Rui!
5. September 2020, 11:16
José Antonio Osorio
Sip se me ha idp la foto del crio jajajaj presioso mustang
13. September 2020, 03:02
Nice weathering and cockpit....
13. September 2020, 03:10
Stephen Arnold
beautiful work!!!!
13. September 2020, 07:40
13. September 2020, 10:55
Carlos Martin
13. September 2020, 12:09
Agustin Prellezo
Nice project!
13. September 2020, 12:38
gracias Carlos and Agustin
13. September 2020, 19:50
That's beautiful!
13. September 2020, 20:44
thanks Munkyslut
13. September 2020, 22:48
Wooo, As a real one !
14. September 2020, 13:19
thanks Frantz44!
14. September 2020, 13:42
Günther Decock
Het leek niet simpel, maar het resultaat mag er zeker en vast zijn. Prachtig gedaan, Spanjaard.
14. September 2020, 14:18
bedankt Günther
14. September 2020, 20:40
David Wallace
A beautiful build
6. October 2020, 09:20
thanks David
6. October 2020, 11:32
thanks Joshua
20. November 2020, 12:24
Nice! Always good to see more beautiful shinning chrome birds.
20. November 2020, 13:23
thanks HammerMax, glad you like it.
20. November 2020, 14:27
Clifford Keesler
Very nice Mustang Spanjaard.
21. November 2020, 01:11
thanks Clifford!
21. November 2020, 23:54
David Pearson
Nice work Spanjaard
18. December 2020, 09:12
Thanks David
18. December 2020, 20:35
Etienne Chacra
23. December 2020, 11:44
Kim Branders
I'm a fan. Really nice.
23. December 2020, 11:46
thanks Etienne and Kim
23. December 2020, 11:54
marko rutsch
nice work, looks very cool
23. December 2020, 17:17
thanks marko
23. December 2020, 20:33
Looks great! Well done! which color did you use?
23. December 2020, 20:39
hi Bahram thansk for your comment. Well, it is almost 3 years ago... but fortunately, I had some comments with the pictures. Alclad black base, and then
- duraluminium in the wings. plus some panels in different color (not sure which one, sorry), see picture 40
- airframe aluminium for most of the rest. see picture 59 and others
- duraluminium. See picture 43 and 51
- steel, see picture 55
all of them, from Alclad.
23. December 2020, 21:06
Thanks a lot!
23. December 2020, 21:58
maybe I should have used some clear varnish over the Alclad before masking. but it was my first time using Alclad. not the last time, i can tell you that 🙂
23. December 2020, 22:09
James White
Beautiful work!
2. January, 17:27
Thanks James
2. January, 22:27
Slavo Hazucha
Just popped up for me - nice work there! Like the metal job, the minor decal damage actually adds grit and realism to the final appearance and I definitely think the brass work on the 50cal muzzles paid off in the final appearance! 👍
2. January, 23:05
thanks Slavo, really pleased that you like it 🙂
3. January, 00:18
Mike Roelofs
That's one hell of a plane you have there! Really nice work, gratz!
9. February, 10:42
thanks a lot Mike
9. February, 11:02
Günther Decock
Great job, Spanjaard. Nice details and scratchbuild.
14. February, 21:27
thanks a lot Günther
15. February, 00:25
Jim J
Excellent paintwork and masking. Getting the fuselage stars/bars aligned with the invasion stripes is tricky. Looks great.
15. February, 01:43
thanks a lot Jim. i wish i would have been as careful with other aspects, like the black strips on top of the wings, they are a bit out of their correct location...
15. February, 10:50
Dash Rendar
Great build and paintjob! Very clean!
15. February, 11:15
thanks a lot Dash Render. really appreciated.
15. February, 11:46
Fantastic build so far, impressive paintwork on that silver bird!
15. February, 12:47
thanks Sascha. so far? it was finished in 2016😉
15. February, 13:09
Oh boy mea culpa, I didn't checked the date, just flipped though the pics. Sorry mate, congrats for that completed beauty!
15. February, 13:34
thanks my friend, no worries 🙂
I am surprised to see this build coming back to the newsfeed. I like it, but it has several flaws, to be honest.
15. February, 13:52
Clifford Keesler
But it sure is still beautiful.
17. February, 00:30
it is (to me for sure 🙂 ) thanks!
17. February, 00:45
Joonlae Kim
What an impressive work !
17. February, 05:28
thanks a lot Joonlae Kim
17. February, 06:57
Grant Lehman
Wow... awesome build... I really like the technique you did on the guns... Will most definitely try that out... great results...
19. March, 14:25
thanks a lot Grant 🙂
19. March, 15:16
Robert W Martel
I finally got this kit [well basically, the 60323]. Tamiya had it half price back around April-May. Also got the Spitfire Mk. XVIe half price free shipping. Both are superb kits.
20. March, 03:34
Good purchase! It is certainly a great kit. Got the spitfire in my stash, looking forward building it someday
20. March, 19:43
Nice build! and Excellent paintwork!!!
16. April, 19:54
thanks a a lot Micky 🙂
16. April, 22:27
thanks for the like Ingo
8. June, 13:59
Ahh, my old friend death, nice job spanjaard ✔️
16. June, 06:25
Jan Peters
Very nice Spanjaard
16. June, 19:42
Thanks John and Jan!
17. June, 13:03
Hm nice Little Pony. Great finish!
27. June, 21:11
thanks a lot Dennis.
and thanks for the likes
27. June, 21:53

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