Monday, 28 November 2011

P-51 Mustang

There haven't been any photos of 1/144 scale aircraft here for a while, so now seems as good a time as any to address this.  While painting my three MIG-21s silver.  And more silver.  And yet more silver (well you get the idea...), I also turned my attention to a couple of 144 scale kits which I'd built some time (over a year) ago.  Indeed you may have noticed them skulking under the MIGs in my earlier post
The first candidate for the treatment was this P-51 Mustang built, as far as I can remember, from the old Revell kit.
Mustang in 'flight'.  I may go over the blue areas with some gloss varnish.
Simple paint scheme and decals from the spares box.

12 comments:

Don M said...

Always loved the P51,nice looking
paint job there.

David Crook said...

Hi Tim,

Looks really effective - whats the technique for the canopy? I always have real dramas with them!

All the best,

DC

Tim Gow said...

Don M
Thought you'd approve!

Tim Gow said...

David Crook
I find canopies a real pain in the derriere, so for smaller (than 1/72) models I pain the clear parts in pale blue. It shouldn't work, but somehow it does!

spprojectblog said...

That one looks good. Did you paint it at the same time as the MIGs? Or did you try the black undercoat?

Tim Gow said...

Spprojectblog
It was done atbthe same time as the MIGs. After I'd brushed the dust off it... I have a candidatebin mind for your spray paint over black technique, but that'll be a few weeks away.

Paul said...

Lovely work, I always thought that a nice bright yellow went well with the blue and the sliver.

Remco said...

good details for 1/144 scale, like it!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Is it really a Revell kit?

I thought they only did the later version with the bubble canopy

Nice job, great canopy

Tim Gow said...

Paul
You're only saying that to taunt me! Yellow is a really tricky colour.

Tim Gow said...

Remco
It's not a bad little kit.

Tim Gow said...

Geordie
Definitely Revell. Their Thunderbolt has a bubble canopy though..