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Poneys Stable - Mustangs in 1/144

Postby Tom's » Sat May 12, 2018 9:46

Hello all,

I start my first serial built... I haven't done a Mustang in 1/144th yet, it's time to repare this missing...

So it's three Mustangs that I'm going to built : two P-51B from Sweet (one will be modified into a F-6C), and one D from Platz kit.

Let's start with cutting the flaps...

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Then, detailling cockpits, the B :
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The F-6C which is identical, but the camera instead of the radio
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And the D :
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Now, it's time to put colors in it...
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Re: Poneys Stable - Mustangs in 1/144

Postby smeg1959 » Mon May 14, 2018 7:49

OMG, your 1/144 seat belts have more detail than those in my car! :shock:
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Re: Poneys Stable - Mustangs in 1/144

Postby Tom's » Thu May 17, 2018 19:25

Thanks !

Time to paint all these details...

A real symphony of colours the Mustang... I tried to make something possible...

In the order, the P-51B :
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The F-6C (note the camera in the fuselage, totally useless, because invisible once the fuselage in place...)
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And the P-51D :
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Hope you'll enjoy !
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Re: Poneys Stable - Mustangs in 1/144

Postby Tom's » Fri May 25, 2018 19:13

So we continue...

The wheels bays from Sweet's kits are pretty nice and simple to detail as the wings are in one unique piece :
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A little more complicated on the Platz P-51D as the fuselage and the wings must be assembled.
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Collimators have been added on each one, here the P-51B
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And the tail fin has been added on the F-6C
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Now they're ready for painting...
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Re: Poneys Stable - Mustangs in 1/144

Postby Tom's » Fri Jun 08, 2018 19:33

Poneys are painted !

The P-51B is in a classical Olive Drab / Neutral Grey finish.

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Wheels bays were all but funny to paint...

The F-6C and the P-51D are in aluminium finish. As I read that the wings were painted I applied a different treatment on the different parts :
- TS-30 on the wings with some panels polished
- AK True Metal on the fuselage

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Comments are welcome :D
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Re: Poneys Stable - Mustangs in 1/144

Postby smeg1959 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:21

Comments? Do sighs of longing and exclamations of "OMG" count? I never get tired admiring your work, Tom. :mrgreen:
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Re: Poneys Stable - Mustangs in 1/144

Postby ajmm » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:48

Wow great result. How did you get on with the True Metal?
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Re: Poneys Stable - Mustangs in 1/144

Postby marcopreto » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:30

Uau!

The only thing detracting from fooling me that these are some other (larger) scale is the pebbled texture of the metallic paint. You can try to dilute it a bit to see if you can get a smoother surface (metallic paints are very unforgiving).

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Re: Poneys Stable - Mustangs in 1/144

Postby Tom's » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:36

Thanks all !

ajmm wrote:How did you get on with the True Metal?

Not that bad, but I prefer Rub'n Buff. But the main advantage of True Metal is that I can find it in France... :roll:


marcopreto wrote:The only thing detracting from fooling me that these are some other (larger) scale is the pebbled texture of the metallic paint. You can try to dilute it a bit to see if you can get a smoother surface (metallic paints are very unforgiving).

Thank you for your advice, but a little hard to apply as I don't have airbrush... :mrgreen: . Indeed, you're right, with an airbrush, the better solution with TS-30 is to dilute it. ;)
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Re: Poneys Stable - Mustangs in 1/144

Postby marcopreto » Mon Jun 18, 2018 13:21

Tom's wrote:Thank you for your advice, but a little hard to apply as I don't have airbrush... :mrgreen: . Indeed, you're right, with an airbrush, the better solution with TS-30 is to dilute it. ;)


You have my respect! Painting them with rattle cans! Uau! My experience with rattle cans is limited to painting 1:24 car bodies, so I'm not sure I can add anything helpful. What usually worked in order to get smooth paint layers was to apply it close to the model (around 15 cm more or less) and quickly moving the can (in order not to flood the model surface). This way you'll get a "liquid" layer of paint that will self level. I hope it helps.

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