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Bigskip
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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2007 - 07:56 AM UTC
After reading Andy B's review of the Hobby Boss Easy kits and wanting to give the Alclad a try i went out and bought a P51 Mustang.

Here it is finished







Andy
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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2007 - 08:49 AM UTC
Nice Mustang Andy. I like the green stripes, are they painted on?
So how long did it take you to build then ( the records about 90 seconds I think .
Courtney loves these Hobby boss kits, nice easy builds without all the filling. I have yet to try one.
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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2007 - 09:13 AM UTC
The stripes are decals, i've dropped a cod with applying them - upper and lower wings don't match.

Took about two hours to build. most of the time was spent waiting for filler to harden.

Andy
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 02:25 AM UTC
Nice job Andy!
Looks really good.How did you find working with Alclad for the first time?
The green stripes certainly set it apart from the norm
Only very minor thing I would say is the undercarriage leg angle seems to be a bit straight. They look like they should be angled forward a bit more.Easy fix though
Whats next?
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 05:34 AM UTC
Thanks for the tip off about the landing carriage - i'll have a go at putting a bend into them later.

I love the alclad. I don't show up on the photos, but the gun access panels are in a different shade, i was just trying it to see how it worked. I have a NMF Spitfire to do in Alclad, a chinese F5 (Mig17) and a B17 in the stash as well.

Still on the bench is an F4F-4 Wildcat (another Hobby Boss quick Kit) i'm practicing masking with this. A Huey for the vietnam campaign - not sure i'll meet the deadline on this. A sea king for the helicopter campaign.

Other WIP is a 72 scale catalina and a 48 scale Aussie Phantom.

Andy
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 07:27 AM UTC

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Still on the bench is an F4F-4 Wildcat (another Hobby Boss quick Kit) I'm practising masking with this. A Huey for the Vietnam campaign - not sure I'll meet the deadline on this. A sea king for the helicopter campaign.

I Know what you mean I think I "bit off more than I can chew" as I have only just primed my Skyraider today for the Vietnam Campaign and I'm busy over the next few weeks
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2007 - 04:53 AM UTC
the wildcat builds into a really nice kit- takes about 2 minutes! i bought one at the aeroventure show to see what they were like,one thing was,that the numbers of the decals on the decal sheet bore no relation to the numbers on the instruction sheet. how did you do your weathering btw? i've just finished a hobbyboss p-47 in nmf to have a serious go at alclads too, and at the moment its in a factory finish clean condition.
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2007 - 06:56 AM UTC
Phil

I think 2 minutes is a bit slow, but a happy hour was spent last night masking the canopy!!

The Mustang is weathered with lamp black oil. After sorting out the panel lines i applied a bit more of the oil/thinner mix and roughly wiped in the direction of airflow with some kitchen towel. It don't look too bad as far as i think.

Decal numbers!! we dont need no stinking decal numbers. Instruction sheet was a POS for decals, but common sense prevailed, and most of them are in the right place. i could do better. I will probably get another to do the other decal choice, i really enjoyed making it.

Andy