I’m about to start the Tamiya P-51 Mustang kit. Doing a Red Tails version for my friend Howard. It will be a complex kit but I don’t expect any issues because it is a Tamiya. Astoundingly fine detail right out of the box, which is how I plan to build it.

One issue for me is my inexperience with good natural metal finishes. I plan to basically follow Spencer Pollard’s Tamiya aluminum rattle can paint technique. This means I will need to decant the paint so I can use the airbrush and by tinting the paint achieve some variation in the color. I’ve watched his video demonstration and think it is completely within my skills.

In order to get this down, I took advantage of Sprue Brothers summer blowout sale, at 40% off and got some more paint, sanding sticks and an Eduard Mig-15 UTI at about $5 for the kit. If I can do a good job on the MiG, I should be ready for the mustang.

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