Peterpools Posted March 13, 2021 Share Posted March 13, 2021 North American P-51D-5NA Mustang Revell 1/32 Scale Paints: Air brush: MRP and Ammo by Mig Brush Painting: Model Air and Tamiya I decided I needed to have two kits underway to provide as much therapy for my hands as possible, with the second kit needing having loads of small parts, with and both air brush and hand painting almost on a daily basis. I would like to report, the therapy is working better then expected: I’m able to use my hands so much better now and most of all Friday was the first time I could actually write legibly and comfortably, which I haven’t been able to do since October! The Sufa was moving along at a nice clip and what I thought would be a smooth fit of the Zacto NSI Intake, turned out to be just the opposite. In fact, I wound up ditching the Zacto intake, went back to the kit parts and have been grinding, filling and sanding for days on end – talk about a mojo killer and not much in the way of therapy for me and the main reason to start the second kit. I had read a lot about the Revell kit: for the price, it’s a winner. I decided to start the build thread at the point of being ready to close up the fuselage with all the detail painting done and that’s where I am now. Only AM used was the Eduard P-51D Look IP and Seat belt set and what can I say: awesome and highly recommended. I also bought the Quinto Decal Set which requires using the kit parts as a base for the decals, while the Eduard Look parts do not use the kit parts at all. Either way, you can’t go wrong – both are brilliant. I followed the instructions for the assembly sequence and have run into a few minor issues: Why Revell decided to locate the parts randomly on the frets, following no rhyme or reason, surely became a pain. in places and in some places the instructions weren’t that clear; the engine exhausts, which should have been a simple 1,2,3 left me mystified as how they went together. Revell could be saving a bundle by cutting back on the mold release – I’ve never seen a kit with so much mold release unless it was a limited edition, multi media kit, which the Mustang isn’t. Most of the parts needed the mold parting lines removed, which I did to the extent my hands at this point allowed. After all the assemblies were done and painted, everything was glossed with Hataka Clear Gloss, decals applied and a Tamiya Pin Wash applied when dry. The radiator ramps were prepped with Tamiya Semi-Gloss Black and then Alcad II Dura Aluminum – I never seal my NMF and no problems to report. Mentally still needing to catch up after a few years away from the hobby, I should have masked and air brushed the stainless-steel clamps and will go back and redo them a bit later in the build. Thanks for checking in Peter 12 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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