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  1. Hi all,


    Finished this one right before New Year's for a Christmas gift for a friend. It's the AM 1/48 Tuskegee version of the kit, found on clearance for $15 at the local Hobby Lobby! I was going to do the Tuskegee scheme, since the gift was for someone from Alabama, but I couldn't really get into it. So I went for a Checkertail Clan aircraft, and found a sideview drawing of Major Roy Hogg's (six kills) a/c. I don't believe the nickname is in the right font, but everything else seems to look ok. I couldn't get decals for the tail in time, so I painted them on. I am not a big fan of the Mustang (I believe the Corsair is better :smiley20: ), but it is a good looking a/c and I really enjoy the AM kits! This is the second of their Mustangs that I've built (their F-6B is the other one).








  2. Mike,


    BBD is a great aircraft. If you use the kit decals, they have the words "Big Beautiful Doll" in black on the sheet and then again in white. The white letters are supposed to be red, and that goes on first, then put the black letters over it, with a underneath/to the left red shadow (what you see on the box art). Also, be prepared to use a lot of decal solvent to get the checkerboards down! The decals are accurate otherwise. I just glued the nose panel on and decaled over it. Good luck and I can't wait to see it!




  3. Staying away from flat black? That's the only color I can spray in any kind of weather: summer heat/humidity, rain, snow (like today for the 5th time in two weeks!), hail, sleet, subzero temps, zero gravity.....all those other colors scare me ;)



  4. Nice job, Mike. I saw the post about the cowling, looked back at the pictures, couldn't see the issue :huh: , then read further down where you fixed the pics...(I thought I was going to have to get my eyes checked :blink: ).


    Thanks for sharing,


  5. I have a lot of Mark Martin stock cars, but that's a different subject. In the collection, I have 4 P-51's and 4 F-4 Phantoms (six F4U Corsairs if you count the 4 1/350 scale ones that I posed in formation). Of the three, I'm not particularly fond of Mustangs, but the wife seems to like them as I've been given two of them as gifts over the last couple of years. One of them was "Big, Beautiful Doll", an absolutely "beautiful" scheme, and the other was an Accurate Miniatures kit; I built it as soon as I got it, to experience building an AM kit (enjoyable build).



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