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Offline Second Air Force

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Re: HOW TO: Natural Metal Finishes
« Reply #105 on: April 17, 2023, 10:15:53 PM »
Thanks, mates!

Once I was confident in being able to spray the new paints I made up my mind to start on a smaller subject than the Flying Wing. I'd always wanted a very early Mustang so decided to break out an old Accurate Miniatures P-51 and converted it to one of the first XP-51s. If I recall this was the ninth Mustang originally meant for the RAF but taken back by North American for USAAF tests. Not many changes to the kit really, just some minor details had to be accomplished. The main thing was to practice spraying the Vallejo NMF and I was very happy with the paints! I even masked the darker area of metal around the exhaust stacks without being very careful and the paint did not lift, something I'd never been able to do with Metalizer.

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Re: HOW TO: Natural Metal Finishes
« Reply #106 on: April 17, 2023, 10:42:57 PM »
Rare and cute project  :-ok

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Re: HOW TO: Natural Metal Finishes
« Reply #107 on: April 21, 2023, 12:48:44 PM »
Once I had enough confidence in my ability to work with this new paint, I attacked the previously assembled XB-35. This is the largest surface area I have ever sprayed with an airbrush! I painted this in stages, first the undersides, then the driveshaft nacelle areas, finally the rest of the upper surface. My colors were shiny aluminum and dull aluminum with a few panels in magnesium, all from Vallejo. The leading edge of the wing where the engine cooling inlets are located were done with Metalizer.

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Re: HOW TO: Natural Metal Finishes
« Reply #108 on: April 22, 2023, 07:56:33 AM »
Stunning work my friend

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Re: HOW TO: Natural Metal Finishes
« Reply #109 on: April 22, 2023, 10:48:59 AM »
Lovely one!!!

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Re: HOW TO: Natural Metal Finishes
« Reply #110 on: April 22, 2023, 12:51:25 PM »
Thanks, friends!

I'm going to start a thread on the main page of all my miscellaneous builds that I've completed while my hip and knee were healing. I'll add some pictures of the Flying Wing there.