So after xmas and NY celbrations etc were had it was time to settle back into the mancave and turn something out before the January MSMC meeting a couple of weeks later.
The first job was to move some of my computer gear etc out of the room and into the garage and fit some fans so the 25+ celsius days did not melt me, or my kits.
As the January theme was mustangs and it was not enough time to finish the 32nd P51 I went for the 72nd scale Airfix P51.
Ready for primer and colour, sorted with a bit of tape
Tried a bit of mottling under the top coat to hopefully add shade to panels.
You can also see the difference adding Tamiya Panel Line Accent makes
Clamped the fuselage together, pretty good fit all round, might be able to get away without putty.
Pilot painted and fitted, canopy secure ready for masking.
Time to start on base, wanted a rough texture so glued down some bits of matchsticks.
The Square is for the acrylic I will be using to elevate the plane
Model Air Aluminum over the body, the Tamiya Panel Line Accent is still doing its job.
Nose was painted with Model Air Olive Drab
Decals on, coat of klear over that and weathering begins with the guns using MIG Pigments Smoke.
Acrylic rod attached.
Path created for figures and a couple of power lines should add to the effect.