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Derek Jordan (theplasticadvocate)

Tamiya P-51D "Candy Baby"


9 August 2015, 18:37
Bulldog Scale Models
Wow !! Derek excellent build and really great paint work really excellent 👍 👍
2 September 2015, 04:14
Wim van der Luijt
Beautiful build!
2 September 2015, 10:49
Derek Jordan
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, 15:04
Clifford Keesler
How did I miss this one, excellent P-51. I have the Tamiya Tuskegee Airmen kit.
20 January 2016, 22:35
Richard Chamberlain
very nice build..
20 January 2016, 22:38
Derek Jordan
Thanks Richard!
20 January 2016, 23:25
Choppa Nutta
very nice build..
19 August 2016, 01:45
Derek Jordan
Thanks Choppa!
19 August 2016, 01:46
Holger Kranich
Great masking job! And a nice build though!
19 August 2016, 07:36
nice finish.
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, 21:46
Clifford Keesler
What paint did you use Derek?
22 August 2016, 01:06
Derek Jordan
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, 03:16
True, and in any case, It looks quite good as it is
22 August 2016, 22:14
Derek Jordan
That's nice of you to say. Thanks.
23 August 2016, 01:11

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