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Dennis Meyers
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Airfix P-51D 1/48

First completion of 2019. Actually its been in process for awhile. The kit is well done with no flaws to mention. Airfix's color coded assembly instructions came in handy in a few steps though. I added an P-51D interior PE set, which really enhanced the cockpit, and Aeromaster B D Checkertail Clan Part 2 decals. The metal finish is AK Extreme Metal. The other colors are a mix of Mission Models, Real Colors, Testors, and Tamiya. This was my first bare metal AC project in a long while. I started with Alclad metals but didn't like the results. I then switched to Extreme Metal which went on like a dream. Will be doing more metal planes in the future.

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  1. Nice work, Dennis. Very, very nice work.


  2. A beautiful Mustang!

  3. Wow...what a good-lookin' build - and those pics really "pop". Outstanding job!

  4. Your first picture is so peculiar I mistook it for one of those BD drawings, such is the intensity of the colours... it really puzzled me for a few seconds! It’s a true real to life Mustang, well done sir

  5. Nice looking Mustang Dennis.

  6. flawless model flawlessly done.

  7. Excellent is a word that quickly comes to mind... Two thumbs up Sir !


  8. Excellent NMF. Nice all-around built.

  9. Dennis, Sweet Mustang !

  10. Hi Dennis, looks awesome! What were the problems with the Alclad colours? How did you seal everything? It is so great shining!

    • Even applying it over their primer and a gloss black coat, the Alclad didn't have a good shiny finish. Based on the advice of a good friend I applied Xtreme Metal which dried to a nice finish and is very durable. I had no problems masking it to apply other colors.

  11. Nicely done Dennis, really like the finish you put on her.

  12. Great looking Pony, Dennis! Well done. I shy away from NMF, but may have to give the Xtreme a try.

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