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  1. Jimd0586

    Painting a stripe on Nose cone 1/48 scale

    I want to thank everyone for their suggestions. Tamiya curve masking tape sounds like a plan in the future. Rpeck, your circle stencil also seems like a good idea. Ultimately I found a few different size marker caps and used those as stencils. This was after a first poor job and sanding. Eventually one day I may get an after market spinner and replace this one (as it didn’t come out as well as I wanted after my first attempt. But that’s down the road. Now I’m painting the bird metallic which is another whole bad of wax. I have white aluminum and dark. I went over everything in white and tonight will mask off and try and darken some panels with dark aluminum.
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    Painting a stripe on Nose cone 1/48 scale

    Thanks Don. I was at Starbucks and saw there big straws. I decided to grab one. After work I will see if that can help out stenciling as well. I will also attempt to mask again using your suggestions. Jim
  3. Hi all. I am working on this Meng P-51 and making headway. I received some custom decal pics for "Baby Mine" from a fellow modeler on these forums. Construction is mostly finished, just now starting the outer coats of paint and detailing. If you google "P-51 Baby Mine": https://www.bravobravoaviation.com/en/north-american-p-51-mustang/285-p-51d-mustang-baby-mine-lt-stephen-c-ananian-505th-fighter-squadron-339th-fighter-group.html you can see the nose cone is white with a central red stripe. I am having a very tough time painting that red stripe. The nose cone in 1/48 is too small the and angle of the nose to steep to mask with tape. I already lightly sanded off my first attempt. I recoated entirely in White. I am out of ideas. Thoughts? I am looking around my NYC apartment for circular stencils but the entire nose at its base is the size of a dime so the whole needs to be smaller than that. I just don't know how to get a straight line on it. Thanks. Jim
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    Canopy Masking/Painting

    Last night I masked off a SBD dauntless 1/48 revel model. It was tedious work and a real test of patience. I used sliced painter's tape and maskrol. I then airbrushed the two canopy pieces. This morning I removed the masking and maskrol and found some overspray on the windscreen away from the frames. Additionally the glass is a bit foggy. I had dipped it in Future before I painted (a day before). Maybe it was the wrong way to remove glue, but I took a wood toothpick and rubbed away the paint where it was not supposed to be. I was pretty disappointed with the final result. I spent a lot of time masking. Any ideas on how to clean up the fog and the paint residue? Thanks all. Jim
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    P-40E and the Flying Tigers Questions

    Ok, so how do I post pics? I tried to but I'm limited to 0.1 MB. Is there anyway around that? I'd like to show you guys my finished P-40E! My phone pics are all bigger than 100 kb.
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    WWII aerial combat paintings? Where to buy?

    Thanks guys! :)
  7. In addition to building models, I also enjoy artwork. While a finished model is a work of art, I would like to augment my collection with some paintings. Does anyone know where I could look for some paintings of WWII fights, planes, aerial combat? I am not looking for prints (most of what I found after a quick google search). Any ideas? Thanks. - Jim
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    RB Productions WWII US Seatbelts

    Good morning all! So I have posted a lot lately as I have just gotten back into the hobby after a long hiatus. I wanted to build a really detailed model and bought the Hasagawa 1/32 Flying Tigers P-40E. It is coming along well and the cockpit is done. To make it really pop, I bought a set of RB Productions WWII Seatbelts in green for it. They came in last night. While I knew they would be small, I didn't quite realize how difficult they would be to put together. I also am already a bit stumped. Does this require a little glue? Has anyone tackled these? Any tips? I thought the long strap (D strap) would be one long piece, however it is two. So do I glue them to the buckle at the top? (Seen top left off-screen from the pic I uploaded). Anyway, shot in the dark. Just curious if anyone had suggestions.
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    P-40E and the Flying Tigers Questions

    Thanks Scooby for the pics!
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    Custom P-51 decals? Available? How to make?

    Thank you KursadA! How’s you do that?!
  11. I am planning to build a P-51D modeled after Stephen C Ananian's from the 505FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. His plane was named Baby Mine. I can't find any decals for that aircraft. Obviously there were thousands of P-51s built so I didn't expect to find any decals for it. Any suggestions on what to do? Is there a way to make them myself? I suppose it's better to just switch to a plane for which there are decals. Just curious if there are ways around this. Thanks!
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  13. I am planning to build a P-51D modeled after Stephen C Ananian's from the 505FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. His plane was named Baby Mine. I can't find any decals for that aircraft. Obviously there were thousands of P-51s built so I didn't expect to find any decals for it. Any suggestions on what to do? Is there a way to make them myself? I suppose it's better to just switch to a plane for which there are decals. Just curious if there are ways around this. Thanks!
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    P-40E and the Flying Tigers Questions

    No problem. Thanks for checking that Scooby! Tex’s pre-23rd E it is!
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    P-40E and the Flying Tigers Questions

    Sometimes the truth is better than any story!!! Scooby, if there was any way to find out if Pappy did crash a p-40E before he left, that would be the P-40E I’d make... prior to the crash of course! Frankly, I bet they came in piecemeal. My guess is that even after the 23rd came to be some pilots still had B/C’s... or they were around for parts.... Either way, if anyone finds out if the story was true or that Pappf flew an E, I’ll owe you a beer. Jim
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