1/32 Hasegawa Mustang Finishing comments welcomed
Looking for recommendations on how to finish coat my P-51D.
I started building the Hasegawa Kit S12 – 1/32 scale P-51D back in the mid 1980’s getting about 90% done with the intention of a OOB build, planning to use the kits decals.
Well, about a year ago I pulled it out of storage after about 33 years. I finished the paint scheme and then started to prep the decals only to find the decals had completely solidified!
I wanted to keep the Man O’ War scheme the paint was done but could not find after market decals. I then realized Plaza Japan was actually selling the ST5 kit with an improved Man O’ War decal sheet for an awesome deal. Now I have a second P-51D to build in 1/32 scale with a nice set of AeroMaster decals – gonna decide between Tender Terror or Ol’ Flak Joe
This kit was originally painted in 1987 with Testors Spray Enamel Metallic Silver. Invasion stripes, anti-glare panel and upper surface camouflage all painted with Humbrol Enamels.
Future/Pledge Floor Gloss was used to prep for the decals with great results.
Now that all is complete, I wanted to get a uniform finish – should I just spray the complete model with the Future/Pledge acrylic finish?
Looking for some recommendations…just wanting to finish this guy so I can put it on my shelf but don’t want to mess it up.
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