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Building this kit pretty much out of the box with the exception of Lifelike decals and Hussar P-51 block tread wheels.
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Wheel wells painted in Tamiya XF-4. Fuselage together and a shot of the port upper wing with seam lines puttied and removed per all Mustangs and primed in Tamiya Grey primer from the bottle.
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Base coated in Vallejo US Olive Drab, White ETO stripes in tamiya XF1, Nose done in Vallejo RAF Red, underside done in Mr. Hobby acrylic USAAF neutral grey.
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A very sharp looking Mustang, David.
Love the detailed interior.
Paintwork also very nice and uniform.
Looking forward to the final steps.
Looking great, David! I echo John's above comments.
I love Tamiya Mustangs: they are brilliant, solid kits! You make the most of it.
Looking forward to your progress!
Thanks John, It's coming along.
Thank you Spiros. Yes, Tamiya are one of my favourite kit manufacturers. Their kits are some of the best engineered out there.
Landing painted and complete.
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Nice paintwork and brakelines, David.
That's looking real sharp David. Those Vallejo paints work great, don't you think so?
Thank you John and Eric. The red on the wheels is Vallejo (RAF) Red while the chromate yellow is Tamiya XF-4 I believe Green Yellow. the USAAF grey is from Mr. Hobby Acrylics. Vallejo Black for the tires.
Main decals done on a gloss coat of Alclad Clear Gloss.
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Nice landing gear and perfect decalling, David @totalize!
The Alclad Clear Gloss rocks!
David, which Vallejo olive drab is this? There are, what, four Model Air versions, not counting Model Color. Your work to date looks top notch. This is still, all these years later, a fun kit to build!
Very nice decalls, David.
Approaching the finish line with a well deserved first place.
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