1:72 Airfix Mustang, 77 Squadron.

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1:72 Airfix Mustang, 77 Squadron.

Postby woodziee » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:12 pm

My latest completion, my mojo has been flowing well since QMHE this year and I'm happy to be back at the bench. I found this at the back of my cabinet half finished, had forgotten about it. Airfix 1:72 Mustang, and it's a great little kit, finish with Redroo decals. This aircraft represents 77 Squadron during their time at Iwakuni Japan. Added belts and parachute pack to the seat and scratch built the spine antenna as the kit one is rubbish. Model was sprayed with Tamiya AS-12 out of the can and other areas were painted with silver to add a little contrast on different areas.

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Matt.
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Re: 1:72 Airfix Mustang, 77 Squadron.

Postby qfa_tsv » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:04 pm

Very nice
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Re: 1:72 Airfix Mustang, 77 Squadron.

Postby TonyR » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:50 am

Nice build
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Re: 1:72 Airfix Mustang, 77 Squadron.

Postby MichaelDrover » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:51 am

Nice one Matt. Can't go wrong with AS-12; that stuff is bullet proof.

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Re: 1:72 Airfix Mustang, 77 Squadron.

Postby RayS » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:13 am

Nice one Matt, I have decals for a 77SQN Mustang and somewhere. I must get around to building it.

What was the other silver you used? Did the AS-12 take masking OK?
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Re: 1:72 Airfix Mustang, 77 Squadron.

Postby woodziee » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:28 pm

Thanks Gents. Ray I had no problems with masking over the AS-12 and I just used the Tamiya Silver leaf for the tail rudder and some panels on the wings.

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Re: 1:72 Airfix Mustang, 77 Squadron.

Postby Rabbitz » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:05 pm

Hi Woodziee,

May I ask what method or methods you used to highlight the panel lines?

To my inexperienced eyes they look quite prominent but not overdone.
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Re: 1:72 Airfix Mustang, 77 Squadron.

Postby bell209 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:53 pm

Lovely!
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Re: 1:72 Airfix Mustang, 77 Squadron.

Postby woodziee » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:24 pm

With the panel lines I actually use a very sharp HB pencil and a cotton tip. I go along the panel line with the pencil and then rub the cotton tip along the line. A bit primitive, but I find I get the result I want, especially in 1:72 scale. I only do it on a few panels, more so the ones I know that get opened, like engine cowls. I'm not a fan of dark panel washes, and I find with light colored aircraft this method makes it subtle without over doing it.
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Re: 1:72 Airfix Mustang, 77 Squadron.

Postby Rabbitz » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:27 pm

Thanks for the explanation.

I will definitely give that a try on my next 1:72.

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