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aAzZ09

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About aAzZ09

  • Birthday July 19

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  • FirstName
    Mark
  • LastName
    Fiedler
  • IPMS Number
    14333
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    IPMS North Central Texas 1982-2005
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    Georgetown
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    Texas
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    Male
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    Georgetown,Texas
  • Interests
    Aircraft, civil and military from 1930 to 1955. Interviews with former professionals from this era have made it come alive.

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  1. Nice work David! Lt. Co. Harold Rau, CO, of the 20th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force, WW2, would be proud! Mark
  2. Lieutenants Welch and Taylor would be proud of this P-40B. Nice work! Mark
  3. Welcome to the Forum! IPMS is a great place to be. Mark
  4. That instrument panel looks great David! Keep up the good work. Mark
  5. Very nice Bob! I can remember the first B-58 I saw at Carswell AFB in 1958. It was on display along with some of the new B-52Bs and C models on the ramp. Happy Modeling, Mark
  6. Thanks John, and Eric. I did the same thing Duke. It’s too bad all of us couldn’t make the Nats this year. Like everyone else, I was really looking forward to meeting all of you I have corresponded with these last few years on the Forum. I’m not sure about attending the Nats at Vegas next year, or Omaha. Hopefully, I’ll be able to make San Marcos in 2023. Happy Modeling, Mark
  7. My sincere condolences to a truly great man. He was an institution. Mark
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    Tamiya P-51D WIP

    Col. Meyer would be proud of the job you did Paul. Nice work! Mark
  9. Welcome aboard Phil. Although I am an aircraft builder, do you build any muscle cars by any chance? I was a gear head way back in my younger years when Detroit ruled the streets. Happy modeling! Mark
  10. Welcome aboard Michael. Feel free at any time if you need help. This is a great place to be! Mark
  11. I’m very sorry to learn of this year’s IPMS Nationals cancellation. Many thanks to all for the hard work involved. It’s such a terrible disappointment. I look forward to the 2023 Nationals. Mark
  12. Welcome aboard Gary. We have a great group of modelers here. Mark
  13. aAzZ09

    Tamiya P-51D WIP

    The Blue nose masking and painting look really good, Paul. Keep the good work! Mark
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    Tamiya P-51D WIP

    Paul, You’re doing well. There are a good number of ways of masking and mending a finish. With the Alclad, did you allow enough drying time? If the humidity was higher than normal you may have had a problem there. Depending on the line you described you may VERY LIGHTLY sand the affected area until you see the line disappear. Once You respray, using light coats, you should see a normal finish. Be careful not to sand too hard and bore a hole through the finish and through the primer to the bare plastic. For masking tape, I use the curved tape from Tamiya, to do the compound geometry of angular paint jobs. There are other curved tapes that are available and similar to Tamiya’s that do good work. Masking stencils are also available from Sprue Bros. online. Or, you can use existing masking tape, using a compass or template, and make your own curve, or shape. The “Blue Nosers” (352nd Fighter Group of the US Eighth Air Force) used a generic blue paint scheme (Sometimes the blue color appeared lighter, other P-51s were darker blue) once P-51Bs were first assigned to the group after transitioning from P-47 Thunderbolts in April of 1944. Study the photos of Lt. Col. Meyer’s “Petie 2nd” and you will see how to apply the masking tape on the nose section. I hope this will help you. Below is a photo of the masking I did on a 1932 vintage Curtiss P-6E biplane. Best, Mark
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