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Some pics of my first model - 1/48 Taymia P-51B

September 21 2013 at 1:23 PM
Michael  (Login WildeSau75)
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Hi guys,

Finally I got my first real modeling attempt done - there is just some weathering to do.

Itīs the 1/48 Tamiya P-51B Mustang.

It didnīt do the model justice at all. I am really disappointed with my result.

But since I got on the nerves of some helpful guys here with questions, I think I owe these guys some pics.

I know - the picīs arenīt of good quality either - I am a newbee on this too wink.gif.

Critics and feedback is welcome.

Cheers,
Michael

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Not shabby!

September 21 2013, 1:34 PM 

Looks quite presentable, especially for a first effort! Look forward to seeing your next model ...

 
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Michael
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Thanks Bill - appeciate it - already work on the next one. Cheers, Michael

September 21 2013, 2:05 PM 


 
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Great looking model Michael, I was once a newbie to, Your skills will improve over time.

September 21 2013, 1:41 PM 

I have learned alot asking all the great model builders here at Hyperscale. They are allways helpfull and give great advice on Modeling modeling technics.

Chris C

 
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Michael
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Appreciate it Chris - thanks. Yeap - the guys here are helpful. Cheers, Michael

September 21 2013, 2:06 PM 


 
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(Login dgcantrell)
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Dude...

September 21 2013, 2:01 PM 

Nothing to be ashamed of there.. Nice job.

Cheers,
Dave

 
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Michael
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Thank Dave - compared to what I see here, mine is crap - just a fact. Cheers, Michael

September 21 2013, 2:08 PM 


 
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(Login dgcantrell)
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You're doing fine, man..

September 21 2013, 2:11 PM 

Don't be intimidated. We were all in your position at one time. I've been modeling for 30 years. But the last 15 I've spent here on Hyperscale have helped me improve my modeling skills way more than I ever did in the previous 15..


Cheers,
Dave


    
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Michael
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RE: You're doing fine, man.. (incl. WIP pics of my next one)

September 21 2013, 2:33 PM 

Hi Dave,

Donīt worry - I am not. Itīs just more what John Wallace means in his post - being disappointed because I know I probably could have done better - at least in some areas.

But as you say - itīs gone be a question of being patience enough and being open to advise from others.

Thanks a lot for your heads up - really appreciate it - helps to get the right mood to continue working on the next one. Itīs Tamiyas 1/48 P-47M - here some pics of the cockpit:

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Definitely looks better than the Mustang one - so guess I had some learnings already.

Hope I will be able to post pics of my P-47M soon too. But right now I am stuck since I have to wait until I get some Tamiya spray can color to continue which isnīt easy to get here (AS-xx color series).

Will I see some of your work too? Looking forward to see it.

Cheers,
Michael


    
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wallacejohn
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I am glad you are disappointed Michael,

September 21 2013, 2:10 PM 

you are on your way to becoming a real modeller.Real nice first model by the way.


    
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(Login WildeSau75)
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I guess you are fully right with what you say John - appreciate it. Cheers, Michael

September 21 2013, 2:38 PM 


 
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Red Steve
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I love it! NEVER be ashamed. Only be ashamed if it is sitting unbuilt in your closet!

September 21 2013, 2:20 PM 



"My avatar is better than your avatar!"

 
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Michael
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:-) - thanks a lot Red Steve - appreciate it. Cheers, Michael

September 21 2013, 2:34 PM 


 
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Keep your sprues empty

September 21 2013, 2:22 PM 

Dear Michael

The only way to improve your skills is to keep the sprues empty! Nice model!
And remember your best model is the next one.

 
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Michael
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You are right Daniel - thanks for you heads up. Already working on the next one ;-),

September 21 2013, 2:35 PM 


 
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Re: Some pics of my first model - 1/48 Taymia P-51B

September 21 2013, 2:30 PM 

I can't see anything not to be happy about considering it's your first model, it's a lot better than my first, although I was 6 years old.wink.gif

Remember that a lot of the work you see online is done by people that have been doing it for decades and have built hundreds if not thousands of kits.

Ilikepie

 
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Michael
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Thank you Mike - I am definitely older than that :-) - thanks for the heads up. Cheers

September 21 2013, 2:36 PM 


 
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Way to go. Keep 'em coming...

September 21 2013, 2:44 PM 



Philip & Maximilian
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Where has all the music gone?

 
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Michael
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I will Phil - thanks. Cheers, Michael

September 21 2013, 2:47 PM 


 
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Jason Cameron
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That Looks Great!

September 22 2013, 6:20 AM 

I think your model looks fantastic, especially for being a newer builder. I recall that it took me four years of building models before I started using paint, so you are way ahead of the game!
Don't let anyone tell you otherwise: this hobby is an art. No one has any power to criticize your work, unless you ask for it, of course!

 
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(Login FishGod13)
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Nothing wrong with that Michael...

September 22 2013, 6:23 PM 

Clean build and like others have already said, more skills will come with more builds!
Regards and have a great day.
Mark

 
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Looks good to me! For what it's worth...

September 22 2013, 6:57 PM 

we ALL had first models, too, but most of us are far too long in the hobby to have posted them on a website!

 
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(Login Brent47)
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Very First?! Very Nice?

September 23 2013, 12:53 PM 

My first had way too much glue and paint on them. Typical for a Seven-Year-Old I guess.
A few things;
The landing gear should have more of a forward angle. Yours look perpendicular to the wings.
Need a little more finesse around the canopy framing.
Learn some good weathering techniques. Look up Chis Wauchop builds on this site.
You can see some of the decal film. Better gloss coats maybe?
Your stripes look good, but the nose strip didn't have that angle on the lower cowl.
Great first effort. Love that you chose that scheme.
Brent

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Lee Griffin
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VERY good first effort! Don't get discouraged. That model looks fine! Cheers! n/t

September 24 2013, 4:37 PM 

n/t

 
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Way to go Michael......!

September 25 2013, 1:05 PM 

For your very first model I'd have to say "Nicely Done!"...... I can sense great things are in store for your model building career.

Again, KUDOS my friend...!

Regards,
Tim

 
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