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Old Oct 20, 2009, 09:57 AM
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Show off your Parkzone Micro P-51!!!

With all of the threads on the micro mustang out there, and some cool color schemes getting buried in them, I thought we should have a thread for everyone to show off their color scheme changes and tell everyone how they did it.

So, I will start with my repaint to the Passion Wagon scheme:

First I pulled off the original stickers. Most took the paint with them, and on the vertical fin it seemed to take a bit of the foam also. What can you do though, onward and upward!

Then I removed the exhaust stacks and masked of the canopy area. Next, feeling too lazy to pull out the airbrush and get testors paints, I used Tamiya TS-32 haze grey and TS-5 olive drab straight out of the rattle can, masking off the grey prior to putting on the OD.

Lastly, I contacted Callie Graphics, http://www.callie-graphics.com/ , and asked if she could make a set of decals for the small mustang. She said that some of the decals would have the green around them due to equipment constraints but she would try to get it close to the colors I was using. I asked for a set for Passion Wagon and for Shangri La (I may convert my second one to a C-Model).

I think she did a great job for the little mustang. However, I sent her some pictures to show her the results, and she said she wanted them to be a closer match and will continue to try and get them closer for others. (I ordered a set of graphics for a large stearman from her at the same time, and they are great!). This was my first dealing with Callie, based on recommendations here and on RCU, and I have to say I have been very pleased with her work...I am sure you will be too.

I haven't decided if I am going to bother with the spinner color or not yet.

O.K., that is my first re-paint of the Micro Mustang, lets see YOURS!!!
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Old Oct 20, 2009, 12:11 PM
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Old Oct 20, 2009, 12:59 PM
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That looks real cool man. I have been kicking around the idea of a B model conversion. But then again I love the Strenga look too. Hmm decisions decisions.
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Old Oct 20, 2009, 03:20 PM
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Very nice!
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Old Oct 20, 2009, 04:42 PM
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That looks real cool man. I have been kicking around the idea of a B model conversion. But then again I love the Strenga look too. Hmm decisions decisions.
Buy a second one!

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Old Oct 20, 2009, 05:13 PM
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Plan on it.
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Old Oct 20, 2009, 05:40 PM
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Love the Passion Wagon! I messed up the side of my P51 taking off the stickers so went ahead and added a light foam turtle deck and converted it to a P51B. A little rough but still looks good in the air Bill
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Old Oct 20, 2009, 08:53 PM
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That's a great looking B model. Looks like I am going with the sleeked out Strenga on my next one.
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 01:05 AM
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Love the Passion Wagon! I messed up the side of my P51 taking off the stickers so went ahead and added a light foam turtle deck and converted it to a P51B. A little rough but still looks good in the air Bill
Still looking for the rough part.....
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 09:45 AM
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Love the Passion Wagon! I messed up the side of my P51 taking off the stickers so went ahead and added a light foam turtle deck and converted it to a P51B. A little rough but still looks good in the air Bill

The B looks great, is your turtle deck carved foam, or is it a formed sheet?
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 10:34 AM
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The B looks great, is your turtle deck carved foam, or is it a formed sheet?
The turtle deck is a sheet of 0.025 Durobatics wrapped over the canopy and aft fuse and trimmed to fit. The Snoots Sniper used a Malcom Hood rounded canopy so it worked out without any fuse carving and added very little weight. I used Testors silver and blue spray enamel. Bill
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 07:37 PM
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P-51C,

Beautiful paint job! It must feel great to have something so nice and yet unique as your P-51. Just be careful who you fly around!

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Old Oct 26, 2009, 09:49 AM
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Beautiful paint job! It must feel great to have something so nice and yet unique as your P-51. Just be careful who you fly around!

-PC49

I am always careful not to fly in a manner or location where I would risk hitting someone!
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Old Oct 26, 2009, 04:14 PM
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HMMM! this looks like fun. A few of my flying buddies wanted me to get a bigger one and paint it. This looks like a cheaper option! Where can I get Tamiya Paint? Im thinking of doing a "Boise Bee"
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Old Oct 26, 2009, 08:37 PM
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clear canopy

Looks alot better with a clear canopy
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