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P-51D Mustang
TedMamere
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Moselle, France
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Posted: Friday, September 26, 2008 - 10:37 PM UTC


Here are some more pictures of Allen Berry's (Tomcat31) Aeroscale Model Of the Month August winner. Allen chose a sexy nose artwork to decorate his beautiful P-51D Mustang model.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 10:05 PM UTC
Excellent job on the Mustang. Well deserved MOM.

Thanks for sharing
FalkeEins
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2008 - 03:10 AM UTC

very nice ....and kudos for omitting the antenna wire so often seen on P-51 models...contrary to popular opinion it wasn't standard on ETO Mustangs. (ETO fighters were not equipped for over the horizon long range communication in the HF range ..it says here)
lampie
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2008 - 05:26 AM UTC
Very nice job Allen!
Welcome to the MoM winners club
Nige
Yeti123
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Michigan, United States
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Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2008 - 03:45 PM UTC
Allen:
Congratulations. Beautiful Mustang
eagledoc2000
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 - 07:32 AM UTC
I would love to know your Natural Metal Techniques and how you weathered the kit. Thanks
Tomcat31
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England - North East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 - 10:31 AM UTC
Thanks for all the comments guys and gals, It's still a surprise that it won the MOM


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I would love to know your Natural Metal Techniques and how you weathered the kit. Thanks

The model is primed with Halfords Grey Primer and then sprayed with Alclad Aluminium with various panel pick out with shades of Alclad Dark Aluminium and Duraminium. Panel lines are picked out with a wash of Windsor & Newton Paynes Grey oil paint thinned with turpentine. and finally the exhausts and other weathering was done with Tamiya's weathering set (soot and rust)

Hope this helps

Cheers

Allen
pzcreations
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2008 - 07:59 AM UTC
beautiful model. I tried to do the panel line washes on my P-47 which I used the Alclad aluminum. My inks kept getting wiped away all together and I was afraid the W&N oils diluted with mineral spirits would harm the Alclad. does the turpentine not have any effect on it?
Tomcat31
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England - North East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2008 - 10:08 AM UTC

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beautiful model. I tried to do the panel line washes on my P-47 which I used the Alclad aluminum. My inks kept getting wiped away all together and I was afraid the W&N oils diluted with mineral spirits would harm the Alclad. does the turpentine not have any effect on it?

Thanks, I wouldn't know if the turpentine effects the Alclad as i normally do a coat of Johnsons Klear/Future to seal in the decals before any washes.

Cheers

Allen
pzcreations
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2008 - 10:43 AM UTC
does the Future have any effect on the Alclad?
Tomcat31
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Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2008 - 10:54 AM UTC
To be honest, I've been using Klear/Future as a gloss for as long as I can remember and I have only ever had one problem but that was a reaction to a pool of Micro Sol, But never with Alclad. Just remember to apply it in thin layers and don't let it pool.

I suppose the pictures prove this

Cheers

Allen