RedRoo's Collection Part 2. A P-51D by Tamiya 1/32

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RedRoo's Collection Part 2. A P-51D by Tamiya 1/32

Postby RedRoo » Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:42 pm

:superlglue: This is a pictorial of the application of Bare Metal Foil on the Tamiya P-51D, of which I built two. :D

:angry-banghead: It was hard to photograph because the digital camera I had was old and it didn't filter shiny surfaces well. :angry-banghead:
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I started the foil application on the engine covers as they had some curves I was not too sure about being able to do without getting wrinkles and creases, but the burnishing tool I made was easy to use and didn't tare up the foil.
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I was really pleased to see all the finest details become really obvious.
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This is the top engine cover and as you can see, the detail and curves came out rather well.
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The trailing edges and all parts I covered responded well with the firm but even pressure on the foil as it went down, being careful to avoid as best I could, getting any creases or folds happening.
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The most difficult part was getting the foil to adhere and conform to the compound curves of the wing root area, but with perceverance, I gently persuaded the foil to "stretch" over these areas.
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Once it is in place, it takes a brave man to try and remove it.
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These arials presented a problem but I had to perforate where they would come through and slid the foil down and trimmed any excess that became a problem and I didn't do all the foil in one large sheet, but using the panel lines, I would put as much as I could on then trimmed away the excess that was not needed.
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Curves and panels done seperatly are the way to go and it saves a tonn of foil.
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Every rivet and all detail becomes really clear and just like painting, hairs and dust will show through too !!!
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The left wing is completed and then I moved on to doing the wing tanks
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Re: RedRoo's Collection Part 2. A P-51D by Tamiya 1/32

Postby RedRoo » Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:02 pm

:superlglue: The fuel tanks were fun to do as they gave me the opportunity to do a bit of fine detailing such as the feeder lines from the tank to the wing. :D

:violin: I will keep putting up more of the foil shots but I thought this was the right time to do the tanks for you all :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

:superlglue: I have included some other items for your pleasure too :twisted:
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The tanks I sprayed Testors Aluminium buffing metalizer and polished the hell out of them and the effect was just right, I then drilled holes (After much searching Google Images) for pics of the tanks under the wing .
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I have a swag of old telephone wire with the coloured plastic cover still attached, so using the wire that had the brown cover, it was the ideal colour to replicate the hose, I then cut a strip of foil to wrap aroung the hose to effect a clamp.
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This is the final result.
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right wing tank attached
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These are all 1/32 scale Tamiya kits
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The pilot of the Zero was great fun too, even the moe was there. LOL
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The pilot is a separate kit, with Katana.
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The Katana
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The "Grey Nurse"
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Re: RedRoo's Collection Part 2. A P-51D by Tamiya 1/32

Postby number1 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 4:11 pm

Great stuff RedRoo, never used the foil before, look like it gives a good effect. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: RedRoo's Collection Part 2. A P-51D by Tamiya 1/32

Postby Mark » Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:26 pm

You make bare metal foil look easy :think:

Superb model :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: RedRoo's Collection Part 2. A P-51D by Tamiya 1/32

Postby RedRoo » Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:59 pm

:superlglue: The 'burnishing' tool I used was a wood skewer you cook food with. :ugeek:

Cutting a two or three inch length on an angle, rub it vigorously on a smooth hard surface until the tip becomes smooth, slightly 'rounded' and hard, shiney really, then practice on a small piece until you get the 'feel' for how the foil responds, :ugeek:

:superlglue: Because, when I used a plastic tool, the tip would become irregular and cause taring of the foil. :angry-banghead:

:superlglue: Foil is not hard to use, and as always, practice makes perfect, and we have all had stuff up's and we have all become better at what we do because of them. :D

Thanks for the comments, I love em' :D :D :D

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Re: RedRoo's Collection Part 2. A P-51D by Tamiya 1/32

Postby casper » Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:05 am

excellent models and some awesome foil work Redroo :clap: :clap: :)
Fuel tanks are look amazing after all your hard work. Have a K :clap: :)
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