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Derek Jordan (theplasticadvocate)
Tamiya P-51D "Candy Baby"
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9. August 2015 at 18:37:20 Share
Wow !! Derek excellent build and really great paint work really excellent
2. September 2015 at 04:14:54
2. September 2015 at 10:49:59
Thanks! Those are quite the compliments. This model, as fine a kit as it is, has fought me every step of the way and I am happy to see it approaching the finish line. This is my first-ish attempt at Alclad II, and it has been a bear. Almost every time I masked a part of the kit, I pulled up chunks of the alclad and often the alclad primer underneath. This required sanding whole panel sections, re-priming and re-alclading sections of the model. I will be ready for this to be finished. That being said, I am pleased (if not surprised) at how well it is turning out.
2. September 2015 at 15:04:56
How did I miss this one, excellent P-51. I have the Tamiya Tuskegee Airmen kit.
20. January 2016 at 22:35:51
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19. August 2016 at 01:45:48
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19. August 2016 at 07:36:11
I may be wrong, but the fuselage could have look a bit better with black primer instead of white. it is just a suggestion for next build.
P51D body should be a bit more metallic/shiny than the wings (NMF body versus painted wings to improve airflow). I am sure some P51 experts can provide more details.
21. August 2016 at 21:46:28
22. August 2016 at 01:06:56
Clifford, that's Alclad over Alcladsome grey primer and microfiber Spanjaard, I agree that there was room to improve. This was my first time doing anything NMF (finished about this time last year). That said, this Mustang was a build in honor of a family friend, now deceased, that flew this aircraft with the 8th AF. I think there is an argument that war birds tended to be a little less shiny than what you see new off the production line, or in an airshow.
22. August 2016 at 03:16:33
True, and in any case, It looks quite good as it is
22. August 2016 at 22:14:07
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