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P-51 Grim Reaper (completed)

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1:48
Completed
1:48 North American P-51D Mustang 8th AF (Tamiya 61040)1:48 North American P-51D Mustang (Aires 4072)2+
 

Comments

17 | 30. June 2016, 20:33
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Michael Hickey
Very nice Stang.
30. June 2016, 22:01
Spanjaard
thanks Michael :)
30. June 2016, 22:09
Dirk Ludwig
That is a beautiful plane!
30. June 2016, 23:32
Spanjaard
thanks Dirk :)
1. July 2016, 06:35
soheil moghisi
Very nice.
1. July 2016, 10:24
Spanjaard
Thanks Soheil
1. July 2016, 10:35
Bryn Crandell
Nicely done!
1. July 2016, 11:12
Bart Goesaert
this one turned out really nice, congratz...
1. July 2016, 11:25
Spanjaard
Thanks Bryn and Bart
1. July 2016, 15:53
valiente84
Muy bonito sí señor ;)
30. July 2016, 05:28
Spanjaard
gracias :)
30. July 2016, 09:23
Taarna Eckart
Well done Spanjaard!
30. July 2016, 11:26
Maciej Bellos
Great job!
30. July 2016, 11:32
Spanjaard
thanks Taarna en Maciej
30. July 2016, 14:19
Arash Zakeri
Great one
21. November 2016, 19:45
Enrico Chiambalero
Great job!!! What about the metal finish? Which paint did you use?
21. November 2016, 19:49
Spanjaard
thanks Arash and Enrico. everything was done with Alclad, i should have use more clear to protect it and the weathering would have been lighter. but all in all, i am happy with the final result. i did learn quite a low with this one.
21. November 2016, 22:12
Clifford Keesler
Very nice sir.
22. November 2016, 00:06
Ulf Petersen
Very nice Mustang, Spanjaard!
22. November 2016, 06:49
Spanjaard
thanks Clifford and Ulf
22. November 2016, 07:30
Spanjaard
Enrico, i forgot to say that more details about the alclad used can be found in the WIP album, if you are interested. basically is aluminium, airframa aluminium and some touches of manesium and steel. with a base of alclad black primer. alclad works really well, but it is quite unforgiving with surface imperfections. anything there that is not properly sanded and polished will be a lot more visible when you use alclad over it.
22. November 2016, 08:09
Enrico Chiambalero
Thanks Spanjaard. I'm planning to do some trials with Alclad, thanks for the explanation. Have you ever tried also AK true metal?
22. November 2016, 08:34
Spanjaard
no, never tried AK true metal yet.
i have heard that metal color from Vallejo can be as good as alclad (except the Chrome), with the advantage of being acrylic. but i have not tested them myself.
if you use alclad, my suggestion is to get a good mask, not one of those for dust, but one for chemicals.
22. November 2016, 09:17
gorbygould
Beautifully built and painted Spanjaard. It's a pleasure to look at the photos.
22. November 2016, 15:22
Spanjaard
thanks, it was a pleasure to build it.
22. November 2016, 16:30
Enrico Chiambalero
Spanjaard thanks for the info mate
22. November 2016, 17:37
Stephan Ryll
Nice Mustang
22. November 2016, 19:10
Spanjaard
happy to help Enrico. thanks for the comment Stephan
22. November 2016, 21:51
Spanjaard
thanks James. i really like your Su-15
22. November 2016, 22:20
Vince Venezuela
Splendid ! Impressed by all the details!
24. November 2016, 07:31
Spanjaard
thanks Vince. cockpit from aires, have really nice details. but you need to sand a lot to get it to fit correctly. i did not sand enough and then fit of the fuselage halves was not as good as it was without the cockpit inside. for what i am seeing, that is the usual with Aires. good detail, but you have to sand everything a lot. and then, keep sanding a lot more.
24. November 2016, 09:37
Chris R.
wow...excellent!
24. November 2016, 16:38
Spanjaard
thanks Chris
24. November 2016, 18:28
Christian Bruer
Excellent work and finish
4. December 2016, 10:28
Spanjaard
thanks a lot Christian
4. December 2016, 15:19
Wilfried Bogaerts
Wow, just wow, beautiful NMF Spanjaard
4. December 2016, 15:20
Spanjaard
thanks a lot :)
4. December 2016, 15:20
kamal sabokbar
verrryyyyy nice
5. December 2016, 11:09
Murad ÖZER
that's a lovely build Spanjaard!
5. December 2016, 14:11
Spanjaard
thanks Kamal and Murad :) your comments are really appreciated :)
5. December 2016, 14:12
Gastón Emilio
Excellent level of detail. I really like this model.
27. January 2017, 19:42
Spanjaard
Thanks Gastón
27. January 2017, 19:52
Ed Froix
ver nice
27. January 2017, 20:10
Michael Phillips
Not sure how I missed this one, but fantastic! Having built this kit recently, I really can appreciate the result you got here. Well done!
27. January 2017, 20:13
Spanjaard
thanks Ed
@Michael, thanks for your comment. I also liked you Oklahoma Kid :) I did not dare to drill the canopy to install the cable that you did so well for example
27. January 2017, 22:05
Clifford Keesler
Very nice Mustang.
28. January 2017, 00:14
Spanjaard
thanks Clifford
28. January 2017, 00:51
gorbygould
Very very nice Mustang Spanjaard! I didn't have the nerve to drill through the canopy when I did mine, so you aren't alone in that.
28. January 2017, 16:08
Christian Ristits
Great build, like it very much!
28. January 2017, 16:23
Spanjaard
thanks gorbygould. and thanks Christian, your opinion is highly appreciated!
30. January 2017, 19:42
Donald Medley
Outstanding
20. February 2017, 10:18
Spanjaard
thanks Donald
20. February 2017, 19:49
Bart Goesaert
Very beautiful one Spanjaard, would be very glad to achieve this result with a NMF-bird
2. August, 05:47
Spanjaard
My first project using Alclad extensively, lots of learning on it, and lots to still learn. But quite happy about it. Thanks for your comment Bart
2. August, 18:22
Sebastian Meyner
Well done Spanjaard! What did you use for the NMF?
7. August, 10:47
Spanjaard
Alclad airframe aluminium, mostly. some areas with duralumium and other that i can not remember around the exhaust (more details in the WIP album :) )
7. August, 11:02
Spanjaard
did not expect this build to get that much attention after 4 years :)
7. August, 11:13
Sebastian Meyner
Ah ok thanks!
7. August, 13:12
Sebastian Meyner
Well u know how it is, somebody digs it up again so it ends up on top of everybody's timeline ;)
7. August, 13:13
7. August, 14:15
Andy Ball
Super!, Tamiya May do a good kit, but you've added so much dimension in details
7. August, 22:32
Spanjaard
thanks Andy!
8. August, 01:03
Al
Nice work; I am the official ruiner of all canopies; very impressed with anyone who can render an airplane that has subtle weathering and the glass looks clean. Perfectly rendered model, seat belts look real.
26. August, 12:28
Spanjaard
thanks Al, really appreciated :)
26. August, 13:15
Gary Dahlström
Man, that is handsome. The copy of this kit I have in my stash just went to the bottom of the pile - i couldn't get close to this. :) Those panel lines are from another world.

My son want's me to build him the Iron Maiden Spitfire. I will be using this thread for inspiration without the chance for direct comparison. A+ work Spanjaard.
26. August, 13:24
Spanjaard
thanks for your nice words Gary. if i can give you a suggestion, bring it back tot the top of pile. it is a nice and smooth build (my only trouble was fitting Aires cockpit). it fits like a globe.
panel lines and rivets are very nice and sharp. you only need to do a clear cote after your metal paint of choice, and let it dry, and add a simple wash. I can not remember what product did i use for them but since it was before the NXR disaster, probably was Mig Panel lines. if i were to do them now, no doubt i would use Flory model washes. work like a charm, no danger of damaging anything, and you can remove them with water if you do not like them.
26. August, 17:38
Clifford Keesler
Very nice P-51, well done.
26. August, 21:24
Spanjaard
thanks Clifford
26. August, 22:43
Tom Beighley
You've got a ton of great models! This one is my favorite though, I'm a sucker for a P-51. Fantastic work all around.
3. September, 15:52
Spanjaard
thanks a lot Tom :)
3. September, 16:14
brianireland
Thats a beautiful model, love the details must be a lot of time and enjoyment gone into it!
3. September, 21:10
Spanjaard
it was fun build. you can see the details of the build in the WIP album P-51D Grim reaper Tamiya - built progress | Album by hetspanjaard (1:48)
3. September, 23:11
Phil M
awesome!
4. September, 01:33
Spanjaard
thanks Phil
4. September, 08:34
Neuling
Top detail work in the cockpit and appealing finish!
4. September, 08:37
Spanjaard
thanks Neuling, i should give it a small base, but it will not be even half as good as any of your dioramas :)
4. September, 08:42
Jasper Breur
Nice one Spanjaard! I love the details, especially the cockpit
4. September, 09:43
Spanjaard
bedankt Jasper
4. September, 09:57

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