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About Allen Berry (Tomcat31)

Hi my names Allen and I've been modelling since the age of 13. I build all kinds of genres from aircraft to cars to figures (basically anything that takes my fancy). Away from the model bench I work as a Network Engineer for a local Health Care provider. I was also an Adult Flight Sgt for the Air Tr...


Excellent job on the Mustang. Well deserved MOM. Thanks for sharing
SEP 27, 2008 - 10:05 PM
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)
SEP 28, 2008 - 03:10 AM
Very nice job Allen! Welcome to the MoM winners club Nige
SEP 28, 2008 - 05:26 AM
Allen: Congratulations. Beautiful Mustang
SEP 28, 2008 - 03:45 PM
I would love to know your Natural Metal Techniques and how you weathered the kit. Thanks
OCT 01, 2008 - 07:32 AM
Thanks for all the comments guys and gals, It's still a surprise that it won the MOM 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
OCT 01, 2008 - 10:31 AM
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?
OCT 05, 2008 - 07:59 AM
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
OCT 05, 2008 - 10:08 AM
does the Future have any effect on the Alclad?
OCT 05, 2008 - 10:43 AM
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
OCT 05, 2008 - 10:54 AM